This beaded flower was made on a 2 inch crazy daisy winder.
Use a scrap of yarn to wind a single layer around your loom. Unwind it and use it to measure a piece of wire.
|Make a small loop in one end of your wire to stop the beads falling off.|
|Thread the seed beads onto your wire, leaving about 6 inches without beads. Make a small loop on the other end so that the beads won’t fall off while you wind your flower.|
|Wind your beaded wire around the loom once.|
|Undo the loop on the unused end|
|Hold the wire firmly against the centre of your flower with your thumb and remove the extra beads from the end of the wire|
|Thread the wire through the centre of your flower and out between two petals.|
|Pinch the base of your petals together. This will make the centre easier to wind.|
|Take a piece of your second coloured wire about a metre long (a bit over a yard). Thread it through a needle, make a loop and twist it slightly. Using a needle will make your centre much easier to stitch.
You could also use yarn, thread or ribbon to stitch the centre.
|Make an oversewn centre, stitching between each petal twice before moving onto the next one.|
|When you have finished, pop your flower off the loom.|
|Take the extra wire to the back of your flower and twist it together. You can then make a brooch, twist it to form a button loop or cover it with green tape (or thread) to make a stem.|
|Open up the petals with your fingers and you’re finished!|
Copyright Sarah Bradberry April 2007. All rights reserved.