Bead and Wire Flower Necklace

by Naz Garces
(Cavite, Philippines)

My Mother's Garden Inspired Flower Necklace

My Mother's Garden Inspired Flower Necklace

My Mother's Garden Inspired Flower Necklace
Bead and Wire Flower Necklace
Wire Flowers and Wire and Bead Flower

Combine beads and wire to make a bead and wire flower necklace. This wire jewelry design idea will expand your wire jewelry making skills!

Jewelry Making Inspiration


The inspiration for this piece is spring when flowers bloom to their fullest. My Mother was born in spring and we had flowering plants all over the house when I was growing up because gardening was her passion.

She loved orchids and flowers of different colors. I would often hear her talk about her flowers whenever we had visitors at home.

This piece is dedicated to my mom who celebrated her 81st birthday last spring.

Jewelry Making Techniques


I used free forms in most of the wire flowers. They are formed with a simple loop that is wrapped at the center to create the wire flowers.

The flowers where I have beads on them are made almost the same way. I simply slid the bead onto the wire and secured them by wrapping the wires at the base.

As for the intricate details at the center of the flowers. I slid in rice pearls, glass beads and Murano® beads and twirl the wire to secure it looped and wrapped around the center.

Right under the wire flowers are mother of pearl beads where I crocheted them first using 24 gauge stainless wire and then just wrapped them in the wires connecting the wire flowers and wrapped the excess wire at both end flowers.

I used ordinary wire which you can buy at the hardware store. The petals of the flowers are mother of pearl shells and the purple ones are glass, as well as the purple leaves.

Jewelry Making Experience


I started making jewelry two years ago and have no other jewelry making experience nor do I have any formal training.

I am by nature curious as to how things are put together and my imagination just worked like magic figuring it all out for me!

Comments for Bead and Wire Flower Necklace

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Cool Flower Necklace!
by: Wanda

Naz,

This is a great flower necklace design! I love the juxtaposition of streamlined wire flowers made with a few beads and flowers made mostly of beads with a little wire showing.

For visitors who want to know how to make the mostly wire flowers, check out this
daisy chain wire work necklace
. You will see a few pictures showing how the wire flowers can be made.

Wanda
making-beaded-jewelry.com

Thanks Wanda!
by: Naz

Thanks for appreciating my design.

I always try to make something unusual and fashionable but very easy to do.

I hope this design will inspire your visitors to do something different. You don't really have to be a "pro" to create something like this.:)

Beaded Jewelry Making Contest Winner!
by: Wanda

Naz,

Thank you so much for entering your beautiful bead jewelry design in the July 2011 Beaded Jewelry Making Contest.

You are the contest winner...Your bead jewelry design is the winning entry!

The jewelry making contest (no longer being held) is a fun and exciting feature of Making-Beaded-Jewelry.com thanks in part to you!

Whatever else you do, have fun beading!

Wanda
making-beaded-jewelry.com

Wow! Thanks!
by: Naz

Hi Wanda,

Thank you for choosing my entry!

I'm so happy and thrilled!:) I am also happy to have shared my piece of art with you and your visitors.

Have a pleasant day everyone! :)

Cheers!


Thanks for a Great Beaded Necklace Tutorial
by: Alan

Hi,

I am from the island of Mauritius. I am also a senior with a group of older beaders.

Your tutorial is fantastic and so easy to model on with clear instructions and appropriate pictures.

Thanks a lot!

Alan

Message to Alan
by: Naz

I really appreciate your comment.

You're welcome, Alan. I'm glad you liked it.

Naz

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