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Cottage Garden Centerpiece

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Cottage Garden Centerpiece Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Our designers have outdone themselves this year, creating a stunning cottage garden centerpiece with sparkling pink Swarovski accents that is ready just in time for planning a spring wedding. This centerpiece would look gorgeous on tables at a wedding reception or displayed with larger house plants near the altar. It is designed to go with our floral antique photo stand and our beaded flower napkin rings.

You will need to purchase your own bouquet of artificial flowers for this design at your local craft shop. You can find the rest of the supplies you'll need on our website.

Step one: Cut nine 12-inch pieces of 20 gauge silver non-tarnish artistic wire. When the wire comes off the roll, it will want to retain its shape. You can smooth out the wire using a nylon jaw pliers, but do so very gently. If pressed too hard, the pliers will take off the silver finish. On one end of each piece of wire, bend the tip of the wire around and squeeze it with chain nose pliers to form a head. You now have nine wire stems.

Step two: Onto one wire stem thread a Swarovski 4mm XILION ruby bicone, a Swarovski 12mm rose AB margarita bead (non-iridescent side first) and a Swarovski 18mm orchid olivine pendant. Hold these beads in place by sliding on a clear "rubber" earwire clutch. Repeat twice to create a total of three stems.

Step three: Onto one wire stem thread a Swarovski 6mm faceted fuchsia round and a Swarovski 12mm rose AB margarita bead (non-iridescent side first). Hold these beads in place by sliding on a clear "rubber" earwire clutch. Repeat twice to create a total of three stems.

Step four: Onto one wire stem thread a Swarovski 4mm XILION ruby bicone, a Swarovski 12mm faceted light rose round and a Swarovski 10mm fuchsia AB margarita bead. Hold these beads in place by sliding on a clear "rubber" earwire clutch. Repeat twice to create a total of three stems.

Step five: Gather your flowers and arrange the Swarovski stems artistically throughout the bouquet. When you are satisfied with the position of the flowers and the stems, finish the bouquet by wrapping the bundle securely in wire. To do this, bend about a half inch of the wire's tip at a ninety degree angle. Start wrapping the wire around the bundle of stems and the wire's tip. We wrapped our wire around nine times. When you are done wrapping the wire, snip the wire from the roll, making sure to leave a little extra. Twist the extra wire around what is left of the original tip of wire and tuck the ends into the stems of the bouquet.

Step six: If needed, snip the ends of the Swarovski stems so that they are flush with the rest of the stems in the bouquet.
Approximate size: 12 inches
Estimated time: Just minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Side cutters-semi flush (TOOL-131)
Nylon jaw pliers (TOOL-105)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
20 gauge silver non-tarnish artistic wire, 6 yard spool (AWR20SVR6)
List of Components:
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 6906 18mm orchid pendant olivine (6906-OLV20, qty 3)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5000 12mm faceted round light rose (5000-ROLT12, qty 3)
Clear "rubber" earwire clutch (EWC20, qty 9) SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5328 4mm xilion bicone ruby (5328-RU4, qty 6)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 3700 12mm margarita bead rose AB (3700-ROSAB12, qty 6)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 3700 10mm margarita bead fuchsia AB (3700-FUS10, qty 3)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5000 6mm faceted round fuchsia (5000-FU6, qty 3)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 6906 18mm Orchid Pendant Olivine
Swarovski 6906 18mm Orchid Pendant Olivine
Code: 6906-OLV20
Height 18mm, Width 18mm 
1-34-78+
$6.27$5.83$5.42
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Swarovski 5000 12mm Faceted Round Light Rose
Swarovski 5000 12mm Faceted Round Light Rose
Code: 5000-ROLT12
Diameter 12mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.10$1.00$0.90
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Clear Rubber Earwire Clutch
Clear Rubber Earwire Clutch
Code: EWC20
Length 3mm, Width 3.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.08$0.08 $0.06$0.06 $0.04
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Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Ruby
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Ruby
Code: 5328-RU4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
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Price: $0.00
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Swarovski 3700 10mm Margarita Bead Fuchsia
Swarovski 3700 10mm Margarita Bead Fuchsia
Code: 3700-FUS10
Diameter 10mm, Total Height 3.5mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.66$0.60$0.54
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Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Fuchsia
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Fuchsia
Code: 5000-FU6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48$0.44$0.40
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.99
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Nylon Jaw Pliers
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code: TOOL-105
Price: $16.99
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Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
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20 Gauge Silver Non-Tarnish Artistic Wire, 6 Yard Spool
20 Gauge Silver Non-Tarnish Artistic Wire, 6 Yard Spool
Code: AWR20SVR6
20 gauge, 6 yards 
1-23-45+
$4.99$4.59$4.19
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