Flower Bead Info

18-gaugc wire. Make I pair for each flower in yellow and green.

Small. Basic: 4 beads, pointed tops, round bottoms. 9 rows. Make 6, in green.

Large. Basic: 4 beads, pointed tops, round bottoms. 1 1 rows. Twist the bottom wires together and tape them. Make 4. in green.

Coiled Tettilrils

Each pair of tendrils needs 10" of beads. After transferring (he green beads to the spool wire, coil the open end of the spool wire 3 times around a needle or corsage pin. Push 5" of beads to the coil, and make a basic loop with bare wire. Push the remaining 5" of beads to the basic loop, and at the opposite end of the beads, coil the spool wire around the needle 3 times. Cut away the bare spool wire at both ends, close to the coil, cut open the basic loop at the bottom of the loop, and twist both wires together, then tape them. Fig. 67. Wrap both 5" tendrils around a round pencil, one at a time, to spiral them. Make 2 pairs, in green.

Assembly of Cluster

The 4 petunias shown are made of 2 separate branches that have been combined. For each branch you will need 2 flowers. 2 pairs of tendrils. 3 small leaves. 2 large leaves and 3 stem wires ( 18-gauge). one for each flower and one for the leaves and tendrils.

Tape a 10" piece of 18-gauge stem wire, and to the top. tape I small leaf with no stem showing. Tape down the stem for 1 Vi", add a pair of small leaves with I" of stem showing, and 1 pair of tendrils with no stem showing. One inch below, add a pair of large leaves with 1" of stem showing, and the second pair of tendrils with no l.ettres cu1

Fig 67

cut cut stem showing. Two inches below the second pair of tendrils, tape on 1 petunia that has been taped to the top of a 6" piece of 18-gauge stem wire. Allow 2" of stem on the flower. Tape the second flower x/i" below the first one, allowing 1 Yi" of stem on the second flower. Make a second branch in the same way, and combine the two branches with tape Vi" below the two bottom flowers.

One of the easiest flowers to make, this poppy is of the common garden variety. It is meant to resemble the one that grows so profusely in Flanders Field, and arranges well in small baskets.

Materials for one flower and tiro leaves

Beads: 2 V2" strands red for 5 petals; 6" black for stamens: 3 strands green for 2 leaves Wires: 28-gauge spool: J 8- or 19-gauge for stem

Two inches from the crimped end of the beaded spool wire make a narrow loop with 10 beads, wrap around the outer edge of the 10-bead loop with the beaded spool wire, create a I-bead point, and secure the wraparound by wrapping bare spool wire twice around the wire at the base of the double loop. Wrap once again around the double loop, create a 1-bead point at the bottom, and secure the wraparound by wrapping bare spool wire around the bottom wire. Wrap around once more with beaded wire, creating a 1 bead point at the bottom. Allow 2" of bare spool wire, cut the wire from the spool, and twist the two petal wires together for V2". Fig. 10. Make 5 for each flower, in red.

Flower. IVj in diameter leal. 2-1/3' long

See also rotor plate 17

POPPY (Small)

Petal

Crimp the open end of the wire and 2" from the crimped end. make

5 continuous loops, measuring 1 Va" of beads for each loop. Allow 2" of bare spool wire and eul the wire from the spool. Give a half twist to the outer Va" of each loop. Make 1 for each flower, in black.

Two inches from the crimped end of the beaded wire, make a narrow loop with 15 beads, wrap around the beaded loop with a row of beads, and secure the wraparound by wrapping bare spool wire around the bottom wire. Move 9 beads to the base of the double loop, and at the opposite end of the 9 beads create another narrow 15-bead loop and wrap around it once with a row of beads. Continue in this manner until there arc 7 double loops, each one separated by 9 beads. Fig. 68. Allow 2" of bare spool wire, and cut the wire from the spool. Fold the string of loops in half, and twist together the 2 end wires. Loops I and 7 should be opposite one another. At the base of the top loop, and between each pair of loops, give a half twist to the double row of beads to cross them, then tape the bottom wires together. Fig. 69. Make 2 for each flower, in green.

Assembly of Flower

Stack 5 petals, one on top of the other, right sides facing up, bottoms even, and twist the bottom wires together to form a stem. Slip the stem wires of 1 black center between any 2 flower petals, and tape together both sets of wires. One inch below the base of the llower. tape on a piece of taped 18-gauge stem wire (about 4"). Tape down the stem for I Va" and add a leaf to the left side of the stem. Tape down for a Vi" and add a second leaf on the right, then continue taping to the bottom of the stem.

Leaf

100 Primroses

; i <1 See also color plate 16.

PRIMROSES ( Primula )

There are several hundred species of primroses in all shades, so any color choice is permissible. The flowers are of medium size and, clustered together, can be used alone in a small container or in a large bouquet as liller. These arc in pale pink and while.

Materials for one cluster

Beads: I bunch pink: 1 bunch white; I bunch green Wire: 26-gauge gold spool or 2fi-gauge silver

Lactic Hott er

Make 5.

Unit I. Make 12 continuous 12-bcad loops, and allow 6" of wire at both ends of the unit. Make I for each large flower, in pink. Unit 2. Make 6 continuous 12-bcad loops, and give each loop one wraparound after each 12-bead loop is made. Leave 6" of bare spool wire at both ends of the unit. Fig. 10. Make 1 for each large flower, in white.

Unit 3. Make 6 continuous 15-bead loops, and give each loop two wraparounds after each 15-bead loop is made. Leave 6" of bare spool wire at both ends of the unit. Make I for each large flower, in pink.

Small Plotter

Make 6.

The small flower is made the same as the large one. but it uses only 1 Unit I and 1 Unit 2. eliminating Unit 3.

Large C.alyx for Large Plotter

Six inches from the open end of the spool wire, make a narrow loop of Wz" of beads, close it loosely at the bottom by twisting the loop

J_I_I_I_I_I_i_I_I_l of beads once, only, to cross the wires at the base ol the loop. Pinch off '/■>" of beads—about 7 or 8—at the top of the loop, and give the loop of beads I full twist, thus crossing the wires at the base of the 7 or 8 beads and creating a loop. Bring beaded wire up the left side of the lower portion of the unit, wrapping bare spool wire around the base of the small 7-bead loop. Bead down the right side of the lower portion of the unit and wrap bare spool wire around the base of the unit. To the left of the unit just completed, repeat by making a second narrow loop with 1W of beads, pinch off 7 or 8 beads at the top of the loop, cross the wires, and wrap beaded wire around the lower portion of the unit, the same as before. Fig. 70. Continue until 5 units have been completed. Allow 6" of bare spool wire and cut the wire from the spool. Make 5 (1 for each flower), in green.

Small ('.»Iyx for Small Flower

This calyx is made in much the same way as the larger one. but the wraparound is eliminated, and the measurement decreases to I Va" of beads. Six inches from the open end of the spool wire, make a narrow loop of IXA" of beads, pinch off the top 7 or 8 beads and twist the beads to cross the wires at the base of the beaded loop. To the left of the first loop, make another narrow loop with I'/i" of beads, pinch off the top 7 or 8 beads, etc. until 5 units (loops) have been made. Allow 6" of bare spool wire and cut the wire from the spool. Fig. 71. Make 6. in green.

Leaves

Two inches from the open end of the spool wire, make a narrow loop with 3" of beads, bead up the front of the loop, and down the back, then twist together the two bottom wires for Va". Make 22 (two for each flower), in green.

Assembly of Large Flowers

Twist together the 2 wires of Unit 1 for 1" to form a stem. Set one Unit I in the center of I Unit 2. and twist both sets of wires for I".

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