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Blooming Beauty

Blooming Beauty

Seed bead floral hair decorations 

Floral motifs created using the technique of stringing PRECIOSA seed beads on thin costume jewelry wire form the basis of hair decorations which are suitable for weddings, other special occasions and even for everyday occasions.

The wide range of beads and seed beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand enables the use of this technique to create almost every kind of flower. Choose your favourite color combination and create relatively easy romantic floral decorations which will never fade or wilt.


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Materials and tools:

PRECIOSA Rocailles

331 19 001; 10/0; 78131

 

PRECIOSA Bugles

351 12 001; 2“; 05051

PRECIOSA Two-cut

351 31 001; 10/0; 05051

 

PRECIOSA PipTM

111 01 346; 5x7 mm; 02010/25E01

 

PRECIOSA Imitation Pearls

131 19 001; 3 mm; 02010/70502

131 19 001; 5 mm; 02010/70502 

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0,50 mm and 0,30 mm copper wire (silver plated)
Haircomb and hair clip at your choice; Satin or ribbon and hot glue gun to secure to the comb or clip;
For the haircomb we need 2 filler accents with Pip Beads flowers and a main double flower;
For the hairclip we need 1 main double flower, 1 2 loops flower, 1 filler accent with Pip flowers and 1 simple filler accent


Procedure:

Making the flowers

Step 1

Using the continuos wrapping technique, we are going to make a double loop 5 petal flower.

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Step 2

String rocailles on a 0.50 mm copper wire (silver plated in this case. You can also use a colored wire matching rocailles color) Counting 9 rocailles, make the first loop, twist twice.

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Step 3
Slide the rocailles and make another loop over the first one, twist twice.

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Step 4
Leaving about 1 cm, make the first loop of the second.

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Step 5

Make the second loop and twist You have two petals.

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Step 6

Repeat the process for the third petal.

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Step 7

Repeat for the fourth petal.

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Step 8

Until you have five similar petals. Now you can cut the wire leaving 10 cm long tail.

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Step 9

Twist the two wires close to the join of the first and last petal to secure and shape petals.

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Step 10

You can add a bead or rocaille in the center of the flower.

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Step 11

Or you can create a stamen using 0,30 mm wire and tiny cristals, pearls or beads at your choice.

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Step 12

Using the same technique, make another flower, bigger this time, with 3 loops for each petal.

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Step 13

Shape petals.

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Step 14

Join wires and twist to secure.

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Step 15

Now you have a 3 loops five petals flower.

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Step 16

We can combine the two flowers.

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Step 17

Insert the 2 loops peta, flower in the center of the bigger flower.

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Step 18

Join and twist end wires to secure.

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Making the accent

Step 1

String randomly on a 0,30 mm wire beads of your choice, seed beads or satin seed beads ecc.

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Step 2

Make tiny loops twisting each one for about 1 - 1,5 cm.

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Step 3

Make loops using the beads in the order you loaded.

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Step 4

It’s a freestyle work.

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Step 5

Continue until you finish the beads.

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Step 6

Here is your simple filler accent.

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Step 7

Pip beads flowers are a beautiful add for this filler accent.

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Making the Pip beads flowers

Step 1

String 5 Pip beads on 0,30 mm wire.

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Step 2

Join wires and twist twice to secure.

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Step 3

Take one end of the wire and insertin the center hole.

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Step 4

String a 3 mm bead and push it in the hole.

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Step 5

Take the wire and slide it between two petals.

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Step 6

Bend the wire on the back of the flower.

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Step 7

Insert in the hole.

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Step 8

Join the two wires and twist.

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Step 9

Twist approximately 2 cm and  continue with the second flower.

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Step 12

Using the longer wire, string 5 Pip Beads

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Step 13
and repeat the same steps to form the second flower.

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Step 14

Add center bead and string until you reach the base of the twisted wire.

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Step 15
Repeat the steps to obtain a third flower and twist wires leaving at least 5 or 6 cm tail.

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Step 16
Combine with simple filler accent simply twisting wires together.

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Step 17
For the Hair Clip make 1 double flower, 1 single flower, two single accents and 1 3 flowers Pip beads accent.

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Step 18
Arrange flowers to match the clip length.

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Step 19
For the hair comb you can use two accents with Pip beads and a main double flower, using its ending wire to secure at the comb.

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Step 20
This is the back of both hairpieces.

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Step 21
Be sure not to leave free ending wires with hot glue gun secure accents an cover wires using a matching ribbon If the comb is not covered you can add more filler accents.
Step 22
Just play with elements, colors and bead finish to make more different designs.

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