Post # 1
Someone posted this link on wb awhile back and I loved it so much I bookmarked it to remember for later. This weekend I went to Hobby Lobby to get the supplies needed and now that I am home from work due to an “ice day” I decided it is time to get started!
Here are some photos of my progress…
It definitely isn’t a quick diy, but it is easy enough I have been able to watch tv while I twist wire!
Yay for snow days! Anyone else make this or something similar?
I am not positive I am going to use it because I would still like some flowers or something with color. Any ideas on how to incorporate a few flowers or color? I bought some crystals in my colors that I am going to try putting in and also plan to use colored ribbon instead of white. Any other ideas?
Post # 3
My mom had the idea of having clusters of the pearls interspersed in a normal bouquet so it’s clusters of flowers and clusters of pearls
Post # 4
@Knubbsy-Wubbsy: Did you do that? I have seen it with just a few pearls sticking out randomly but never clusters. If you have pictures I would love to see them!
Post # 5
One package done = 65 pearls!
Post # 6
Very cute – and an awesome vintage look. I’d love to see what it looks like when you’re all finished!
You’ve inspired me to maybe put a little pearl “cluster” in a vase (as part of a 3 vase cluster on the picnic blanket). 🙂
Post # 7
That’s really pretty! One thing that might look neat would be to incorporate some white ostrich feathers, as if the feather were the petals/leaves of a flower and the clustered pearls were the blossom. It also might be pretty to make some clusters from champagne or blush colored pearls to give a little more color dimension to the bouquet. Cool idea though!
Post # 8
These are mine, if you want the tips that I used PM me. I cranked out hundreds of these for mine.
Post # 9
Double post – stupid phone.
Post # 10
LOVE IT! And really love the bout from that site too. Post the finished project when you’re done!
Post # 11
It looks great so far. I plan to use this technique to add some pearls into my brooch bouquet. 🙂 Can’t wait to see the finished pictures!
Post # 12
wow! This is awesome! I really love it. I can’t wait to see what it will look like when it is done!
Post # 13
@meginstl: Not yet. I need to try it sometime when my schedule dies down a bit.
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
@Knubbsy-Wubbsy: I’m hoping to do something like this, only with crystals. I’m going to do real touch white roses and clusters of glass beads.
Please do post finished bouquets! I’m so excited to see what this will look like!
I have this image as my inspiration, but the beads aren’t exactly the right kind and there are too many flowers in it. 🙂
Post # 15
Since I see a lot of ladies are using this technique, I will put the tips here.
Drill (cordless works best)
Needle nose pliers
Used drier sheets
I cut a whole spool of wire at a time to 26 inches each.
I cut the drier sheets into 4×4 squares
Put the bead in the middle of the wire and twist to hold in place.
Place the bead in the middle of the drier sheet
Open the drill all the way place the drier sheet with the bead in the drill.
Tight till it is secure but not too tight
Hold the loose ends of the wire with the needle nose pliers.
(I have the drill face up in my lap)
Squeeze the trigger slowly until the whole wire is uniformly twisted.
I did all of mine this way and I can crank 100s out a night once you get the rhythm.
Post # 16
Love this! I probably won’t use it for my bouquet, but I am now thinking about incorporating these into the guys’ bouts… We are doin peacock feather bouts and I was going to incorporate whiteberries into them, but I am using pearls throughout all the decor, so this would work way better… Thanks for sharing!