June 24, 2013

R&D - Scale Lotus Flower

Been seeing many different lotus flowers made with scales.  Most are made with scales and jump rings.  But since I learned from Xander's tutorial on double-layer scales and rubber flowers, and seeing several other scale flowers with multiple layers, I've been wanting one.  And here's my experiment.

The center is covered with a little wire spiral.

And the bottom is rather open and flat.  With all the little jump rings pulling outward, they function kind of like a stand for the flower.

Using rubber rings instead of jump rings has its advantage, no fussing over closure; but they can be tricky since they are always "closed"; a different way of thinking and linking required:-)

Cute, huh?!



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