Introduction: Eternal Rose
This is an instructable on how to make am eternal rose.
Note: the picture quality is not that great because my camera had a hard time focusing.
Step 1: Individual Parts
These four shapes are most of what is necessary to make this rose. Just have them cut or cut them yourself, but make sure you have a hole through the middle of them ( except for the leaf-pic 1) that will fit a screw or bolt. The holes MUST be the same size. You can finish them however you want. You can grind them, polish them, paint them, etc.
Step 2: The Leaf
For this step, you'll need to make your own tool. All you need to do is make the items shown in picture 1. The spokes must fit inside each other.
Once you have built these tools, centre the leaf on the base and rest the handled part above it with the spokes between the ones on the base. Next, hit the handle part with a hammer until satisfied with the ridges on the leaf. (See pic 2)
Next, you will need a main stem for your flower. Make sure that there is a place at the top for your screw.
After this, you will need to weld the leaf to a thin piece of metal, and then weld the whole thing onto the main stem of the flower.
Step 3: The Petals
Note: please see note in last picture before you start to alleviate frustration.
Start with the five pointed piece. Make each of the petals concave and then ben them in so they look like an unopened rose bud. Make sure you put your screw or bolt through the hole before you bend the petals up.
Next do the four pointed piece. Again, make the petals concave. Now you need to bend the edges of the petals down. Bend the petals up so that they surround the small piece and place them on the screw or bolt.
Now do the large, three point piece. Make the petals concave, moreso than the others. Bend two of the edges and curl them. Each petal should now look kind of like a triangle. Place on the screw or bolt and bend the petals up.
If you are not sure how far to bend the petals, look at the last picture.
Step 4: Final Assembly
Now you just need to simply screw the head of your flower into the stem, and voila, your finished. Now you have a flower that won't die, it will only rust.