Preserving Wedding Flowers As Jewelry
Posted on: 9 January 2015Share
A wedding is one of the happiest times of a person's life. You can make a memento of the day to give to bridesmaids or friends, preserving some of the wedding flowers in a unique way. This is a wonderful way to say thank you and to help people remember the beauty of the day. Here are some instructions you can use to make your own piece of jewelry made from flowers from your wedding.
Items You Will Need:
- Dried flowers from the wedding service
- Small bowl
- Polymer clay in desired colors
- Oven-safe dish
- Toaster oven
- Jewelry wire
- Hook and eye clasp, earring hooks or metal ring
Preparing The Beads
You will want to take the dried flowers and crush them into fine, small pieces. You can do this using your hands over a bowl to catch the pieces. Pinch off a piece of polymer clay from the brick of clay that you have bought. Knead it between your fingers to make it pliable. Roll the clay in the bowl of petal bits so that they become embedded into the material.
Roll the clay into whatever shape you want the bead to be once it is hardened. You will then want to take a piece of wire and string several floral clay pieces onto one piece, leaving spaces in between each piece of clay. The ends of the wire will need to rest on the edges of an oven-safe dish. Bake the beads in the toaster oven according to the temperature and time recommendations on the polymer clay packaging.
Making The Jewelry
After the beads are heated and cooled, they will become hardened. You will be able to slide them off of the piece of wire easily. You will have a bunch of beautiful beads that have pieces of the wedding flowers flecked throughout. Use a piece of jewelry wire to form a necklace, bracelet, earrings or key chain. You will need to use clasps, hooks or rings to attach to the wire so that you will be able to keep the beads on the piece of jewelry without breaking.
You will now be able to wear the jewelry with pride, remembering the joy of the special day. This is a great way to remember the beauty of the flowers that were provided and your friends and friends would enjoy having a piece of this jewelry as a memento.
For more tips on how to use and preserve wedding flowers, talk to your wedding florist or visit http://www.fasanflorist.com.