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Harvest Flowers Headpiece

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Harvest Flowers Headpiece Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

If you're planning a fanciful fall or winter wedding, this delightful headpiece is perfect! The bold colors reflecting fire embers and fall foliage are ideal for the one-of-a-kind bride. This piece could also be created in crystal with white or cream pearls for a traditional look.

To make this piece, purchase a combed headband that will work with your desired hair style. We will outline how to create each component separately, but each of the components were created on a single two-foot-long strand of 26 gauge brass non-tarnish artistic wire. You can adjust the placement of each component as you like.

Crystal Flowers
We made three crystal flowers and clustered them in the center. You may repeat these steps to make as many flowers as you like.

Step one:
Find the center of the wire and thread on one Swarovski 15mm faceted bicone in Crystal AB. Bring the wire around the bead on outside and then twist the wire together at the bottom. Repeat this five more times to create the five other petals. Be sure to twist the wire and not the bead to ensure the beads do not chip. Twist the two wire ends together.

Step two:
Pass both wire ends through one Swarovski 18mm orchid pendant in Olivine and then pass one wire end back up through the center of the flower cluster. Add one 8mm orange CZ round bead to the wire, making sure the holes sit horizontally. Pass the wire back down through the orchid pendant and twist. Set aside.

Leaf Shapes
We made eight leaves and arranged them in a natural manner, but you may do as many as you like.

Step one:
Thread seven Swarovski 3mm faceted rounds in Olivine onto the wire. Loop the wire up and over the last bead, and then bring the wire back down through the other six.

Step two:
Pull one wire back up so it parallels the beaded "stem" and add five more beads. Wrap the wire around the "stem" between the fifth and sixth bead. Pull that wire down to parallel the other side of the stem and add five more beads to the wire. Twist at the base of the stem. Bring the wire back up so it parallels the first row and add nine beads. Wrap the wire around the "stem" between beads six and seven. Then thread nine more beads onto the wire. Bring the wire back down to the bottom of the "stem" and twist. Set aside.

Purple and Crystal AB Spray Accents
We made spray accents of varying lengths to work into the embellished design.

Step one:
Thread seven Swarovski 3mm faceted rounds in Purple Velvet onto the wire and bring the wire back down through the last six beads. Bend the wire back and add seven more beads, thread the wire back down through the six beads. Bend the wire back and add seven more beads, thread the wire back down through the six beads and then twist to secure the ends. Repeat to create one more purple spray, the repeat using the Crystal AB 3mm faceted rounds to make additional sprays.

Step two:
To work in the Swarovski 8mm round pearl in Dark Purple utilize the wires from the other components you made. This will help to fill in any gaps in the design as you go and helps to reduce the amount of wire that actually gets wrapped onto the headband. Make sure the stringing hole of the pearl sits horizontally on the wire.

Step three:
Taking into consideration, your wedding hairstyle, gather the components you created and wire them onto the headband. Trim any excess wire.

Keeping the cording on the spool and working from one end of the headband to the other, wrap the 2mm ivory satin cord around to cover up the artistic wire and give the head piece a delicate feel. Tie a knot on either end and secure with GS Hypo cement.
Estimated time: 3 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
26 Gauge Brass Non-Tarnish Artistic Wire, 15 Yard Spool (AWR26BRS15)
2mm Ivory Satin Cord - 100 yard Spool (STRNG-0017)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
GS Hypo Cement (GS-HYPO)
ZambaPro® Nylon Jaw Pliers (TOOL-105)
List of Components:
8mm Orange CZ Round Bead (CZ-ORG8, qty 3)
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Dark Purple (5810-DPUR8, qty 9)
Swarovski 5205 15mm Faceted Elongated Bicone Crystal AB (5205-CRYSAB15, qty 18)
Swarovski 6906 18mm Orchid Pendant Olivine (6906-OLV20, qty 3)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Purple Velvet (5000-PURV3, qty 42)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Crystal AB (5000-CRYSAB3, qty 44)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Olivine (5000-OL3, qty 280)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

8mm Orange CZ Round Bead
Code: CZ-ORG8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.54$1.38$1.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Crystal Pearl Dark Purple
Code: 5810-DPUR8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22$0.20$0.18
Qty>
Swarovski 5205 15mm Faceted Elongated Bicone Crystal AB
Code: 5205-CRYSAB15
Height 15mm, Width 6mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.22$1.13$1.04
Qty>
Swarovski 6906 18mm Orchid Pendant Olivine
Code: 6906-OLV20
Height 18mm, Width 18mm 
1-34-78+
$6.27$5.83$5.42
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Purple Velvet
Code: 5000-PURV3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Code: 5000-CRYSAB3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.30$0.28$0.25
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Olivine
Code: 5000-OL3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>

Alternate Components

Druk Bead 8mm Purple Iris (25pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-IR-PUR8
Length 7.5-8mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.89$1.75$1.61
Qty>
Swarovski 5821 11x8mm Pear-Shaped Crystal Pearl White
Code: 5821-WHITE11
Length 11mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$0.95$0.88$0.81
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Crystal Pearl Dark Purple
Code: 5810-DPUR3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Fern Green
Code: 5000-FGN3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>
1.5mm Ivory Satin Cord on Reusable Bobbin - 20 yards
Code: STRNG-0032
Length 20 yards 
1-45-910+
$4.09$3.80$3.52
Qty>
2mm Gold Bronze Satin Cord on Reusable Bobbin - 20 yards
Code: STRNG-0040
Length 20 yards 
1-45-910+
$4.69$4.35$4.04
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

26 Gauge Brass Non-Tarnish Artistic Wire, 15 Yard Spool
Code: AWR26BRS15
26 gauge, 15 yards 
1-23-45+
$2.79$2.59$2.39
Qty>
2mm Ivory Satin Cord - 100 yard Spool
Code: STRNG-0017
1-23-56+
$9.21$8.59$8.00
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>
GS Hypo Cement
Code: GS-HYPO
1/3 fl oz 
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code: TOOL-105
Price: $17.32
Qty>



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