Creative Beading Magazine

Cooktown Orchid Brooch


24ga copper coloured artistic wire

30ga artistic wire

Florist tape

Silk ribbon

Brooch pin or hair clasp


50 gram bottle ‘Pink Berry’

11/0' Japanese Toho


Craft glue

Wire side-cutters

Round nose pliers


Finished size: 9 cm x 17 cm


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).


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

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