Brooch with Czech Pressed Glass Beads and Seed Beads
-- Designer --
Esther, Lead Jewelry Production Specialist, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, Czech pressed glass, ruby red, 8.5x6.5mm flower cone (7 beads)
- Bead, Czech pressed glass, light red, 15.5x5x3.5mm flat triangle (18 beads)
- Bead, Czech pressed glass, emerald green, 18.5x14x4mm leaf (14 beads)
- Seed Bead, Dyna-Mites, glass, 24Kt gold-plated, #11 round
- Finding, gold-plated aluminum, 25mm perforated beading disc (1 finding)
- Pin back, gold-plated steel, 26mm round (1 pin back)
- Wire, gold color brass, 34 gauge
- Adhesive, E-6000 Jewelry and Craft
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, flat-nose
Cut one 2-foot length of gold 34-gauge wire.
Pass the length of wire from back side to front through one hole toward the middle of the 25mm perforated disc component. Leave approximately 1 inch of wire on the end.
String one ruby red 8.5x6.5mm flower and one opaque 24Kt gold-plated seed bead onto the length of wire. Pass the wire down through one hole adjacent to the previous hole.
Repeat to add a total of seven ruby red flowers to the adjacent holes.
Tip: The flowers should form a cluster in the middle of the disc.
Pass the wire up through another adjacent hole to the last hole used for the flowers and string one light red 15.5x5mm top-drilled dagger. Pass the wire down through one hole adjacent to the previous hole.
Repeat to add a total of 20 light red top-drilled daggers.
Tip: The daggers will surround the flower cluster.
Pass the wire up through the last hole used for the last light red dagger and string one 24Kt gold-plated seed bead. Leave approximately 1/2 inch of wire and then pass the wire down through one hole adjacent to the previous hole. Twist the 1/2 inch of wire.
Repeat to add a total of 14 flower stamen using the same holes used by the light red top-drilled daggers.
Pass the wire up through the next adjacent outside hole on the perforated disc from the last hole used to string the stamen and string one emerald green 18.5x14mm top-drilled leaf.
Repeat to add a total of 14 emerald green leafs.
Using the remaining wire, twist it around the 1-inch length of wire left from Step 2 securing it. Trim any remaining wire.
Apply a layer of E-6000® to the back side of perforated disc and to the front of one 26mm round pin back. Place the perforated disc onto the flat pad.
Let the adhesive dry according to manufacturer's instructions.
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