Wire SizeIn making flower stems, I use several gauges of galvanized wire, ranging from 14 GA to 30 GA as well as single strands from picture wire. Although some people use thin brass tubing (available from hobby shops), I have found that wires of ...
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I am a retired graphic designer with a background in Fine Art (B.A., University of Waterloo) and theology (Master of Divinity, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto School of Theology; PhD (Religion and the Arts) from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley). I spend as much time as I can either in my wood shop or at my drawing board.
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If you have been waiting for the next instalment of this tutorial, I apologize for the delay! This step is not absolutely necessary but I think it adds character to the finished flower. I create a star-shaped calyx by cutting three dart-shap...
Assembling Rows Four to Seven Adding rows 4 to 7 follows the same procedure as described in the previous section: The photo below shows the fourth row glued together and ready for bending. Notice again that the grain on these petals runs ...
Step Four – Assemble the Centre Petals I prepare the petals by soaking them in water for a few minutes to make them pliable. I set a few petals on tissue to absorb excess water before gluing. I use cyanoacrylate adhesive bec...
Step Three – Cut out the Flower Petals If you wish to make a rose like the ones in my spring bouquet, you will need 28 flower petals for each rose. You can eliminate one or two rows but the result is less impressive in my opinion. The...