What you’ll need:
5 ½” lace trim
Swarovski flatback rhinestones size ss9 & ss16
Jewelry wire size 6
1 yard of ¼” satin ribbon
Jewelry tools: wire cutter, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers
Magna Tac- fast drying permanent adhesive
Step 1-9 making lace wired flowers (photos A-I)
1 Shape wire into organic looking flower petal. Each flower will consist of 3 petals.
2 Using jewelry tool wrap excess wire about 3X tightly until petal is stable.
3 Continue steps 1 & 2 until you complete a flower. Each petal should be about the same size but shape can vary.
4 Place wire petal on top of lace & cut a rectangular piece off.
5 add magna tac to the top of one flower petal.
6 Place lace on top of adhesive. Warning this glue dries quickly.
7 Trim lace leaving about ¼” seam allowance (S.A.)
8 Add more glue to back or wire petal. Fold S.A. over with finger. Use toothpick for narrow areas.
9 Continue step 4-8 for the remaining petals.
Step 10-14 stacking flowers and adding Bling (photos J-M)
10 Once all flowers are covered with lace. Place smaller flower on top of larger flower.
11 Manipulate the petals for a more realistic look. Shape and bend petals as desired.
12 Twist excess wire of smaller flower to larger flower. Use wire tools for tighter coil.
13 Larger flower should have two remaining wires left below flower.
14 Time to add some Bling!
Use a toothpick to apply Magna Tac to back of rhinestone. Place one of the larger stones at the center of the flower.
Step 14- headband adorned with lace wired flowers (photos N-S)
14 Fold ¼” ribbon in half
15 Apply Magna tac to ½ of the headband
16 Place center of ribbon to center of headband and slowly position ribbon until you get to the end. Keeping it as straight as possible.
17 Do the same to the 2nd half. Starting from the middle.
18 Trim tail of ribbon for a smooth blunt end.
19 Add a small amount of glue to the tip. Fold over about ¼”
20 Add a bit more glue and fold once again.
21 Repeat for the other end of the ribbon.
22 Strategically place flowers by headband.
23 Once you’re happy with how it looks wrap excess wire from flower to headband.
24 aaannnnnnnnddddd……Voila! Your masterpiece is complete. Yay!