(Closed) PEARL BOUQUET DIY (ADVICE NEEDED)

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You would end up with a pearl pomander

If that’s the look you want, go for it.

vs a bouquet

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@julies1949: 0o0o that pearl pomander is pretty cool.

I’ve never seen one of those before!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m doing a pearl bouquet for myself, but I LOVE the pomander..maybe for the aisle decorations… hmm…

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Double post

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 1997

You can buy pearl sprays from http://www.save-on-crafts.com. I would just buy a bunch of thoses, gather them together just like you would flowers, and wrap your ribbon around the “stems”. You could also add a bow or ribbon loops. Quick and easy–if you need any help, just message me 🙂

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I did them and it was super easy and fast.

Needed: Drill, used dryer sheets (cut down to 4×4 pieces, wire clippers, and needle nose pliers.

I bought all the pearls at Micheals and Hobby Lobby when they had their clearance or half off sales.  Same with the wire (26 gauge).

  1. I cut a whole spool of wire down to the desired length strips.
  2. put the pearls on half way up, fold the wire over and twish a few times to hold it securely. ( I would do all of them )
  3. wrap the used dryer sheet around the pearl
  4. open the drill all the way and put the dryer sheet covered pearl into the drill and close the drill securely but not too tight.
  5. put the drill in your lap so that it faces up, handle facing away from you
  6. hold the loose ends of the wire with the needle nose pliers and turn the drill on

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i found the best way to get them done is to get your bridal party involved.  i twisted 30 pearls in three days and then on a long trip to california, i decided to use my free time to work on the pearls.  when my girls found out, they all took care of them for me.  their SO also helped by using a drill to twist the wires. i have about 800 glass pearls done.  i still have more pearls and crystals to do.

i’m not sure i want a pearl bouquet anymore and considered selling my finished pearls but for the amount of money i spent on materials, i think i will end up losing money.

you can see the pearls on the dining room table with a few of my other wedding projects.

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