6. Prepare center- melt a small gather of the same green used for leafs and mash to a circle (about the size of a dime)
7. Pull circle off and place flat on a clear rod (should be a cold seal)
8. Start applying petals to the center. Use a small thin flame and connect at the tail. Don’t worry if you aren’t too neat at this point, don’t worry about position yet.
9. Pull points on flowers to shape by heating the end and using a rod to pull
10. Put a large dot in the center (may need a few) and melt. Press in (I use the end one of my tools). You should cover all the welds from the petals. I used GA Passion Extreme.
11. Warm flower slice, place in the center, put a large dot of clear on top. Using a rounded end of a tool mash so that the center is concave and spread out.
12. Change the punty to the front using a cold seal.
13. heat the back of the flower, you can spot heat and pull parts of the base to form around the flower. When the base is as I like it I curve the petals in carefully (I use a marble mold). Be careful not to heat the petals too much, you want them to move not stick to each other.
14. Get prepared leafs from kiln, attach flower as desired onto leafs. Form a good weld, use a very thin flame so that you don’t melt petals and leafs. I place the flower so the leafs provide some protection to the petals once they are in the final position.
12. Gently heat petals and put them in their final position.
13. Cold seal a punty to the end of your focal.
14. Separate rod from leaves leaving a about ˝ inch
15. Heat the piece of rod you left and pull around for a loop. Form loop as needed. (If you have trouble with this you could use a premade spacer bead, make sure you have a solid weld if you use a spacer.)
16. Go back and do any needed flame polishing as needed, place in kiln.
Hint, If you are using crayon colors and have trouble with boiling you can use thin walled tubing to encase. As with the flower below.