How to make a bouquet of spring flowers
We will need:
– beads number 10: blue, yellow (I used beads of amber color) and green;
– wire diameter 0.2 mm;
– an aluminum or copper wire with a diameter of 1 mm to form the main stem of the flower (I did not have such a wire, so I made a stem made of ordinary wire with a diameter of 0.3 mm, folded into 8 rows);
– green thread for winding stems;
– a basket, a bowl or a pot, into which you can put a ready bouquet.
First, you need to make a single flower. For each such flower, we take a wire of 20 cm in length. We dial 6 blue beads on the wire and place them about 5 cm from one end of the wire.
The long end of the wire is passed in the opposite direction through the extreme bead from the other end of the wire.
We tighten the wire, trying to keep the length of its short end about 5 cm. We got a loop made of beads.
Next, we make one more same loop: we collect on the long end of the wire 6 blue beads
And let this end of the wire pass through the first of the beads just dialed in the opposite direction.
We move all the beads closely to the first loop and tighten the wire. We got the second loop.
Further in the same way on the long end of the wire we make 3 more loops so that there are only 5 loops, which are located close to each other.
Then the same end of the wire is passed through the bead, which lies at the base of the very first eyelet, and the wire is led towards the center of the flower.
We pull out the wire – the eyelets are connected in a flower.
Next, we type on the same end of the wire one yellow bead
And we pass this end of the wire through a bead that lies at the base of the fourth eyelet, and this time we guide the wire from the center of the flower.
Pull out the wire until it stops
And twist both ends of the wire together. The flower is ready.
Now take the green thread and wrap the wire directly under the flower for a length of about 2 cm.
Such flowers for the bouquet must be done quite a lot. I made 21 flowers for each flower, and for the bouquet, I made 3 large flowers.
Then from the green beads do the leaves of the flower. Each leaf is weaved using the parallel weaving technique on a 40 cm long wire as follows:
1 row: 1 bead;
2 rows: 2 beads;
3 row: 3 beads;
4 rows: 4 beads;
5 row: 5 beads;
6 row: 6 beads;
Rows from the 7th to the 10th: 7 beads;
11 row: 6 beads;
12 row: 5 beads;
13 row: 4 beads;
14 row: 3 beads;
15 row: 2 beads.
We take the green thread and wrap the wire under the leaf for a length of about 3-4 cm.
I made 3 of these leaves for each flower, that is, for a bouquet of 3 flowers I needed 9 leaves.
We begin the assembly of the flower. First, we twist all the small flowers together in three pieces so that only small pieces of stems remain under untwisted leaves under each flower of only 1-1.5 cm in length.
Since only for each large flower I had 21 flowers, such inflorescences turned out 7 pieces per flower.
Then take the green thread and wrap the stem under each inflorescence for a length of about 3 cm.
Next, you need to take a thick aluminum or copper wire with a diameter of 1 mm for the main stem of the flower; Quite a small piece length of 15 cm. I did not have such a wire, so I took 8 pieces of ordinary wire with a diameter of 0.3 mm and twisted them together – a cable of sufficient strength was obtained to use it for the stem of the flower.
First, attach one inflorescence to one of the ends of this thick wire.
Then wrap the stem a few centimeters in length with green threads so that they hide the wire.
Then, one by one, we fasten all the remaining inflorescences to the main stem, positioning them along the circumference one just below the other.
At the same time, we continue to wind the stem with green threads to hide the wire.
After we have attached all the inflorescences, attach the leaves to the stem, placing them approximately on one level, along with the circumference. Then we finish the winding of the stem with green threads, fix the thread and if necessary cut off the excess wire.
One forget-me-not flower is ready.
I made 3 such flowers and put them in a basket. It turned out a wonderful spring bouquet of forget-me-nots from beads!