3 WAYS TO CHANGE UP YOUR FLOWER CENTERS
Option 1: Incorporate pearls or crystals
Wrap across the center of your flower with one layer of 24-gauge (0.5 mm) gold wire as you did in the featured project. On the second layer, slide a pearl, 4 mm crystal, or a 3–4 mm seed pearl onto the wrapping wire, and position it where the wrapping wire surfaces between the petals. Position another pearl or crystal where the wrapping wire goes down between the petals. Work your way around the flower until there is a pearl or crystal between each petal. Give the center a border as you did in the featured project by wrapping around the base of each petal, working your way counterclockwise around the flower. To finish the flower, twist the ends of the wrapping wire together underneath the center, use flush cutters to trim the twisted ends, and then bend the ends into the center of the flower.
Option 2: Add glint with small beads
Follow the steps in option 1, but instead of adding a pearl between each petal, slide seed beads on the wrapping wire where it crosses the center of the flower. It’ll give the center a bit more texture and glimmer.