Creative Beading Magazine

Cooktown Orchid Brooch

MATERIALS

24ga copper coloured artistic wire

30ga artistic wire

Florist tape

Silk ribbon

Brooch pin or hair clasp

BEADS

50 gram bottle ‘Pink Berry’

11/0' Japanese Toho

TOOLS

Craft glue

Wire side-cutters

Round nose pliers

Scissors

Finished size: 9 cm x 17 cm

STEP ONE

Creating the Basic Frame Cut 65 cm x 24ga wire, measure 13cm from the top of the wire, make a loop and twist together in the middle three to four times. See Diagram 1. This will create a Basic Wire (BW), the Stem Wire (SW) and the Feed Wire (FW).

STEP TWO

Thread 22 x seed beads onto the BW. See Diagram 1. Form a small loop at the top

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