My First Wired Flowers.

Decorating By Rylan Updated 29 Oct 2009 , 10:07pm by superstar

Rylan Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 10:48pm
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I just finished them. Here they are:

I was going for a peony but I changed my mind since it would be too big for a ball of flowers so I just made fantasy flowers. I also made sweet peas and some other fantasy flowers. The four petal flowers are actually store bought--just to fill in the gaps.

I wanted to take this time to thank the people who have helped me with the instructions.

Thank You

Jennifer
Kate
Pam
Loucinda
Paul
Peg818

THANKS EVERYONE!
LL

39 replies
Cathy26 Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 10:51pm
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Holy crap - im turning green right now - those are like off pinkcakebox - i absolutly love them and wish i have the tools, patience and talent to make that icon_eek.gif

Texas_Rose Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 10:51pm
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Wow, Rylan, those are gorgeous!

Rylan Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 11:08pm
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Thank you girls. Judi, when you make you individually wired petals, what wire do you use? I got two packs for 15 dollars and I ran out right away. I'm looking for something more affordable.

KathyTW Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 11:13pm
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Very very nice!!

cshelz Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 11:15pm
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Those are soo beautiful! Awesome job.

Texas_Rose Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 11:16pm
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I haven't made individually wired petals...I don't have a lot of flower cutters yet so I've pretty much stuck to making roses. I think 26 gauge paddle wire would work though, that's what I use for very thin leaves.

Rylan Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 11:29pm
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Thank you all.

As for the paddle wire, does the leaves come off or turns around since it isn't covered?

Texas_Rose Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 11:32pm
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No, they don't turn around as long as you don't mess with them until they're dry. You can also cover it with floral tape before you put the leaves on (or petals, white floral tape would probably work for that). If you tear a strip of floral tape in half the long way, then it's not as bulky wrapped around a wire.

tonedna Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 11:32pm
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Good job Rylan
Edna icon_smile.gif

conchita Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 11:44pm
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icon_surprised.gif and it took you 12 hours only wow I wish I could make something like this. great job

Rylan Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 11:58pm
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Judi thanks for the info.

Edna and conchita, thank you as well.

crazydoglady Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 11:58pm
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rylan,

you never cease to amaze!

Rylan Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:04am
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Originally Posted by crazydoglady

rylan,

you never cease to amaze!




Hehehe icon_biggrin.gif

peg818 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:08am
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very pretty

-K8memphis Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:14am
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Great work. They're kinda mini peonies sorta with wild centers.

Nice work though.

Where did you get this wire? Did you see the stuff on Global Sugar art??? It's a lot cheaper pretty sure. I think it's 50 long pieces per package

Rylan Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:29am
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Thanks Peg and Kate.

Kate, I actually got the wire at Global Sugar Art. I use the 20 and 26 (or was it 28?) gauge wire and It was about $13. I used them all with just a couple left.

Uniqueask Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:33am
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I love love them, they are totally awesome, your flowers rock.
Ry check Jen Dontz's site she has the cheapest floral wires that I have seen online.

Sweet_Guys Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:42am
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Rylan---

You did an AMAZING job! Congrats! They look beautiful!

Paul

ttehan4 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:45am
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I'm not sure what floral wire you all are using that cost that much, but the wire I use with gumpaste flowers and leaves is bought at Crafts 2000 in the floral section. There are about 20-30 , 12" long floral wires in a package for less than a dollar. I usually cut them in fourths. They have all different gauges.

Is there something Im missing or something special about your wire?

ttehan4 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:47am
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Okay, I looked at the ones on Global Sugar. They are the wrapped wires. Thats what Im buying for like 72 cents a pack.

Rylan Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:51am
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Allison, thanks. I'll also check her site out and see.

Paul, thanks! Also, thanks for the help.

Ttehan, I got mines at Global Sugar Art. I'm not sure but I think they are specifically made for making gumpaste flowers--again I'm not sure.

I should also check what you are referring to out.

tatorchip Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 2:07am
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Thats what I'm talking about !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rylan you got the touch, send me some of that magic

dorie67 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 2:22am
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Rylan, those are absolutely gorgeous. That is were I want to be with the flowers icon_smile.gif ,I will keep on practicing princess.gif

CakeDiosa Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 2:47am
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I don't know, Rylan.

You leave me speechless.

I'm in awe.

You make me want to use bad words to express my admiration of your work.

So clean and flawless.

or

so @$%%$%$#%^%$^%$ clean and $%$%^%^%$^%$^ flawless!

You ROCK!

Lita829 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 2:56am
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Those are gorgeous icon_eek.gif

milkmaid42 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 3:15am
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Your flowers are beautiful. I can almost enjoy the fragrance! You have done a job to be very proud of.

-K8memphis Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 10:27am
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Originally Posted by Rylan

Thanks Peg and Kate.

Kate, I actually got the wire at . I use the 20 and 26 (or was it 28?) gauge wire and It was about $13. I used them all with just a couple left.




Ok wait--I don't know how many you used but you wired each petal right? then did you use each wire long as they came or did you cut them into smaller pieces? Like I cut my wire into, 4, 5, or even 6 pieces each. So I wind up with 200 to 300 pices per pack.

I mean sometimes I use them real long but not for petals like the ones you've made. If I needed that flower longer for some reason after I made all the petals I'd take one length and florist tape it all up together.

BlessedBaker Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 10:43am
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I don't think you can beat natural talent and you sure have it! I love to see your cakes!

Loucinda Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 12:21pm
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Rylan - they are breathtaking! You have sooo much talent!! You need to start thinking of the design of your cake for ICES - I know whatever you make will be a star of the show in San Diego! I wish you were closer, we would have you come to our cake club to teach demos! icon_smile.gif

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