Thursday, August 16, 2012

More Roses by Mimi…


It has been a busy week around here but I always have time to sit down with Mimi and work on a new craft!


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My mom – a.k.a. Mimi – stopped by the other day and brought her supplies for the current project she is working on…Rose Rings. She is making these to sell at an upcoming craft fair, with her beautiful Rose Boxes I shared in this post last spring.We sat down at the table and she taught me how to make these beautiful Rose Rings.

Here is a step by step tutorial featuring Mimi at work!


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Starting with your supplies;
Jewelry Wire – this comes in multiple colors and different gauges
Ring Sizer/Mandrel – you can purchase one here
Ruler
Wire Cutters
Needle Nose pliers

First – measure approx. 12 inches of jewelry wire for each ring and snip with wire cutters...


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Next – lightly bend your wire in half and place around your mandrel to determine what size ring you will be making…


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Here, we are going to make a size 7…


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Now, wrap one end of the wire over the other. Keeping the wire snug against the mandrel…


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Wrap the two wire pieces around each other creating a circle that will become the center of your rose…


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Continue wrapping the wire around and around – alternating each piece over and under, to create the look of your rose petals…


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When you get to the end – use your needle nose pliers to tuck the ends of the wire underneath and up into the rose bud…


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And then you have a beautiful handmade Rose Ring…


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I will admit, it takes a couple of tries to get them just right. But each one you make gets better and easier than the last. Plus, just like real roses, each one is unique and truly one of a kind…


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Just look at all the colors available and how pretty they are displayed together! It looks a little like a rose garden, don’t you think?


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All in all a very fun and productive visit from Mimi…and I have a new ring to wear!
That’s a win – win!!



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10 comments:

  1. Beautiful! What a fun activity with your mom. I bet she sells them all!

    -Lane

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  2. Love these! They were featured this week at our Uncommonly Yours LInk party!

    Take care,

    Trish

    http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2012/08/uncommonly-yours-link-party-features-41.html#comment-form

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  3. I know two little girls and one mama who would love to have one of those rings. Where is the craft fair going to be held?

    Camille

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  4. These are just too cute! Sounds like a great time had with your mom creating something so beautiful. I've not see the rose rings before, I bet she will just sell them all at the craft fair.
    Seen you featured over at HoH today~Congrats!!

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  5. These are beautiful! I hvae never seen that thicker, flatter wire before but i love how the rosettes look using it! I would love for you to share on my weekly Linky Party Blog Stalking Thursday!

    http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/08/blog-stalking-thursday-55.html

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  6. Good Morning! I wanted to let you know that I featured this today in my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post - stop by and check it out!

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  7. Where in the world do you find that wire at??? I love it!

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