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Czech Flower Brooch

Materials

1 filigree brooch
8cm 22ga wire
5 jump rings
6 head pins with ball
1 6mm rhinestone rondelle spacer
1 4mm round bead
1 6x8mm Czech bell flower
1 22mm Czech hibiscus flower
5 8x6mm Czech faceted tear drop

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

INSTRUCTIONS
1 To secure the hibiscus bead to the brooch use the pictures right as a guide. Locate the bottom filigree loop of the brooch. The brooch when open the lock open sits on the bottom.
Take the 8cm wire and make a 2cm tail which you will bend at a 90 degree angle. Sit the bend section on one of the outer arms of the filigree at the side near the lock making sure both ends of wire are at the front of the brooch. Secure the wire by wrapping the tail a few times around the inner bar of the filigree and finish flushed. Now take the hibiscus bead and thread on the wire and sit on the brooch. Finish by securing the ends of wire on the opposite arm of the first wrap.
2 Create the following beaded-dangles using small head pins
A: Four tear drop beaded-dangles: One tear drop bead
B: One rhinestone beaded-dangle: One tear drop bead, one rhinestone rondelle & one 4mm round bead
Beaded-dangles are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on a head pin, then either finishing the head pin with a wrapped loop or a round loop.
3 Take one head pin with ball and thread one bell flower bead. Bend the head pin at a 90 degree angle, trim 1cm to form a loop. Make sure the loop is sitting 90 degrees at the back (see pictures left). This will make sure when the flower cup hangs up not down.
4 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the bottom filigree loop of the brooch and one 2b rhinestone beaded-dangle and one flower cup beaded-dangle from step 3. Using 6mm jump ring hang the four tear drop beaded-dangles (step 2A) on the bottom of the brooch.