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Se7en Create Bead and Wire Flowers…

April 23rd, 2009 · 18 Comments

We needed to do an Earth Day project and so I looked around for some recycled goodies: Some flexible wire we had lying around and beads from all my little girls broken necklaces and yes the toy necklace elastic never lasts… and we were good to go.


Now one thing we have in South Africa is sidewalk art and I have been keen to try these flowers for years… So here we go our inspiration and our materials:


Step 1: Pop a bead onto the end of your wire and twist the wire round it so that the bead can not pop off.



Step 2: Now twist, turn, thread and bead as much as you like…


Step 3: Getting perfect flower shapes is not quite as easy as it looks but the results were brilliant and original honest art!


Once we started we couldn’t stop… its one of those “Just one more” projects!!! As I was writing this I thought a bunch of these would make a great gift… Mother’s Day is looming after all!!!

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