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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!

 
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Step 1: Materials

  • wire (I used 20 gauge wire.)
  • pliers
  • round, cylindrical object OR round nose pliers

Step 2: First petal

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Curl the tip of your wire around in a circle using a cylindrical object or round nose pliers. Stop when the cut end of the wire reaches around to the rest of the wire, so now you have a petal shape (or teardrop). Then make another bend at where the teardrop ends. The bend's sharpness depends on how many petals you want for the flower; more petals = sharper angle. I wanted 5 petals so the angle is about 72 degrees (360 degrees per circle divided by 5 petals) but just estimate this and adjust later. No need to be perfect now.

Step 3: Second petal

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Curl the wire to form another teardrop shape; this is petal number 2. Make another bend at the bottom of the teardrop to make room for your next petal like before (sorry; no picture of that part).

Step 4: Next petals

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Make another teardrop before bending the wire at the end of that shape to prepare for your next petal. Repeat to create your fourth and fifth petals. You could stop at any number of petals, but I just chose five.

sunshiine8 months ago

Thanks for sharing this and have a great week!

sunshiine

watchmeflyy (author)  sunshiine8 months 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)  sunshiine8 months 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 Faiz8 months ago

Thank you! ^^

It looks really nice!

watchmeflyy (author)  emilyvanleemput8 months 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 Upadhyaya8 months ago

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