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As Valentine's Day presents for friends, I created wire flowers. The attached message was, "My love for you is like this flower. Undying." I'm not a fan of presenting living flowers as gifts (though I wouldn't protest if I ever get any...) because they eventually die; I guess I'm practical like that, preferring long-term, enduring gifts instead. I also figured out a way to turn the flowers into bookmarks to make them functional; a bit of my utilitarian side coming out.

No skill is necessary for this so they're pretty easy to make. Not only that, but they also look extremely lovely!

Step 1: Materials

  • wire (I used 20 gauge wire.)
  • pliers
  • round, cylindrical object OR round nose pliers
 
143AM made it!21 days ago

Well, I say I made it, but because I messed up it's in 3 parts instead of one long wire. The two petal layers and stem are all separate. I attached them together using 26 gauge wire.
And because it was so sad looking and it's for my friend named Hannah, I wrote "hana" using the 26 gauge wire and put it in the petal. (My friend can speak Japanese and "hana" means flower in Japanese, pronounced the same way as her name.)
I guess it ended up alright, all things considering. After all, I only got all my wire wrapping materials a few days ago and this is the 3rd little thing I've tried making with wire. Practice makes perfect, though.

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143AM 143AM21 days ago

Oh, and I'm stealing your cheesy quote for when I give it to her :P

sunshiine1 year ago

Thanks for sharing this and have a great week!

sunshiine

watchmeflyy (author)  sunshiine1 year ago

Thanks for commenting and I hope you have a lovely week also!

Thanks! I have tried wire crafting but have not mastered it yet. I think I need more practice.

sunshiine

watchmeflyy (author)  sunshiine1 year ago

Mhm--wirework takes a while to get used to. Practice, in my case, really did make (close to) perfect, so I'm sure you'll improve over time too.

Thanks, I am going to work on it. I love your flower! Best of luck in the contest.

sunshiine

Love wire art! the flower turned out just perfect!

watchmeflyy (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago

Thank you! ^^

It looks really nice!

watchmeflyy (author)  emilyvanleemput1 year ago

Thanks! ^^

That is a very cute Idea :) and can be enhanced in many ways :). Loved it. Thank you so much for sharing.

watchmeflyy (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago

Thank you for your nice comment! I like the versatility of these flowers too. ^^