(the first picture is a Calla Lily, and the second is a rose)
Step 1: Materials
-Steel or other metal rod of a decent thickness. Again, i've left this extremely variable for the size of your flower. The stuff I'm using is gonna be using is about 1/4" round barstock.
also for the first flower in this instructable (the small rose) for ease of use we're going to use a standard duplex nail.
-Miscellaneous bits n' pieces.
Step 2: Tools
-Torch and brick or forge. I have a forge, but a propane torch with a wide head or an oxy acetylene turned on low with a rosebud will do. (this is somewhat optional. If you need to anneal your copper/brass first you will need this. Some stuff you buy comes pre annealed and finished. If your metal is overly stiff you'll want this)
-Glue (good idea to have around but not completely necessary)
Step 3: Now we begin.
(you can get an idea of what your pieces should look like by looking at a picture of the flower and piecing apart its geometry but i won't get into that)
Take that measurement and add a little to it (for mine i added about a quarter inch) Then weld your nut/washer to the piece of barstock that far from the end.