What Wire For A Large Rose

Decorating By Barbahella Updated 10 Jun 2015 , 12:41pm by MKC

Barbahella Posted 10 Jun 2015 , 12:30pm
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If I'm making a large, fully open rose with wired petals, what gauge wire do I need for a) the petals and b) for the bud to be mounted on?

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MKC Posted 10 Jun 2015 , 12:41pm
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For a large rose (more than 3 inches in diameter) I use a 18 gauge. The end result will be heavy.

I only wire the last (or two) rows when I do an open rose. For these I would use a 28 or 26 gauge.

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