Update: I just finished uploading a YouTube video I took when I made my last rose. It shows a new process I use for making the stem. I now use a longer piece of 14 or 12 gauge copper wire folded in half. I then twist them together which looks better, is stiffer, and provides a much more integrated look to the leaves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3BZb2C8UwI
I was browsing the web looking for a quiet project to do while the kids were sleeping. I came across someone who made a metal rose using a Forge, anvil and hammer. This was intended for blacksmiths so it didn't fit my Quiet need but when looking at the included template I noticed it was the same size as the Tuna lids I had just removed for lunch. hmm.... Here is the link to the original blacksmith post: http://www.anvilfire.com/iForge/tutor/rose/top_index.htm
I can't seem to find the template on that site anymore so i have attached the image I had saved a while ago. If it doesn't print properly, the largest piece #2 is the same size as the top of a tuna can.List of tools needed.
Scissors to cut out the template
Aviation snips or other tin-snips
long nose pliers
Hammer and small nail "same thickness as your wire"List of materials needed
7 lids to tuna cans or other cans as long as they are all the same color.
12 gauge copper wire "i used a little extra I had from a wiring job I recently did."