Making a Beaded Poinsettia
A beaded poinsettia can be made using a few supplies and will add beauty to your holiday decorating. This is a page about making a beaded poinsettia.
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It takes just a few items to make these beautiful Victorian beaded poinsettias.
- packet of red seed beads
- packet of green seed beads
- 7-8 gold or yellow seed beads (or Rocailles) for center of poinsettia
- .3 mm gold beading wire
- Scotch tape
- floral tape - optional
- pin back - optional
- barrette - optional
- Cut a 16 inch length of the wire for each petal/leaf. This will be twelve pieces of wire, if you make 7 red and 5 green. The middle of the flower requires one eight inch length.
- To begin, string 3 red beads on the wire and run the 2 ends of wire in opposite directions through the 2 end beads and this will make the middle bead the "pointed" part of the petal. Make sure you pull the wire snug so there won't be gaps between the beads.
- After you have done this, string 4 beads onto the wire and run the wire back thru the beads, making sure you end up at the top side so you can then string 5 more, and do the same. For row 6 do the same. You will make 3 rows of seven beads, and then start decreasing to 6, 5, 4, then 2 for the last row.
- Continue making the petals and leaves in both colors. For the gold center of the flower, string 7-8 beads, then run the wire thru the beads to make a circle. (I used Rocailles.)
- When finished, group 2 red and 1 green, and so forth, then arrange the groups and use the Scotch tape to hold your flower into place, then wind the floral tape onto the leftover "stems" of wire.
- You can then make a barrette or pin, by curling the ends and hot gluing them onto a barrette or pin, or just tie a single poinsettia onto a gift with some pretty ribbon.
By CDC from FL
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