Floral Wire Fraying!

Decorating By mellormom Updated 25 Sep 2008 , 12:52am by BlakesCakes

mellormom Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 1:09am
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What can be done about this? It gets even worse when you try to stick it in the Styrofoam! icon_mad.gif So then when you need to add something else to the flower you can't get it past the bunched up thread without making a big gaping whole. icon_cry.gif
Thanks for letting me vent and hopefully someone has a good idea. I used floral tape at the base but that seemed to make the hole big too.

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frankandcathy Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 3:10am
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I've never even heard of this happening! So sorry.

mellormom Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 11:07am
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bumping myself! icon_smile.gif I can't be the only one right?

JenniferMI Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 3:12pm
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Jen -

I only use Japanese paper covered wire for my gumpaste flower work, it's the very best in my opinion. It doesn't do that.

Hope this helps!

Jen icon_smile.gif

mellormom Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 4:35pm
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Thank you very much!

BlakesCakes Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 12:52am
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Yep, the paper covered wire is the key.

If you can't find it (globalsugarart.com has it), or find it too expensive, you can get thin cloth covered wire and wrap it with floral tape before making the flower. You can also cover thin stainless steel wire with floral tape. It's not quite as good as the pre-made stuff, but it works in a pinch.


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