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Bead Flowers - Red Band Lily

Bead Flowers - Red Band Lily
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Beads come in different sizes and hues and can be used to make jewellery pieces as well as attractive flowers.

See how the red band lily is replicated using beads.

 

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Materials

  • Gold and Silver Wires

  • Binding Wire

  • Red Chalk bead and White and red speckled beads

  • Dark and light Green crystal beads

  • Light Green tape

  • Stem Wire

Flower Centre - String 11/4" red beads and 8" of light green beads. Form the red beads into a loop. Twist the feed wire (red beads) around the starting wire, pulling it tightly against the loops. Cut away the starting wire.  Cut the wire leaving 2" of bare wire. Make 6 such flower centres. 

Petals - Shape of the petals is elongated top and bottom (pointed petal).

Inner Petals -  Inner petals has 7 rows. The basic count of the petal is 2" in length .  The basic and the other two rows must be done in red chalk. The next four rows are done in white and red speckled chalk beads. Make 3 inner petals. 

Outer Petals -  Outer petals has 9 rows. The basic count of the petal is 2" in length .  The basic and the other two rows must be done in red chalk. The next six rows are done in white and red speckled chalk beads. Make 3 outer petals. 

Leaves - The leaf has 5 rows with pointed top and bottom. The basic count of the leaf is 3" in length. Make 6 leaves. Leaves are done in light green beads.

Arranging :

  • Cut a long pieces of stem wire.

  • Twist the hangings wires of all the 6 centres together and tape it to the stem wire.

  • Bind the inner petals to fit evenly around stem and tape binding for 1/2". Bend the tips of the petal down a little shallowly. 

  • Bind the outer petals to fit between the opening of the inner petals. Bend the tips very sharply downwards.

  • Tape down entire stem.

  • Insert dark green beads on a long wire and twist down the stem for 5".

  • Tape 3 leaves at the base of the twisting, spacing evenly around stem. The leaves are bend like inner petals.

  • Add the remaining 3 just under it and tape out the entire stem. The leaves are bend like outer petal.

 

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