Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Flower Balls

A new style of bead - Flower balls.

Really simple and sweet, perfect for earrings.

Start by making a pair of small off mandrel leaves and set them aside on your marver. Now, wind a round bead on your mandrel (I made these two at a time on a mandrel). Now, spot heat the bead and press the applied leaf into position. Don't forget to romance the leaf into the flame or it will shatter. Finally, add a dot of glass for the blossom and press it with a nail setter. A nail setter? Yes a nail setter, you can get one at the hardware store.

I put a couple pairs up in my Belvedere etsy shop.

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