I was flipping through a magazine and found a flower made from wires. I think I did a pretty cute job of making something similar.
1) Loop some wires around a rolling pin to make some circles for the petals
2) Wrap more wire around where the ends of the loops meet and create a knot through all the loops around that point
3) Twist the circles around the knot point into the flower pattern as shown above
4) use a thin beading wire or string loop in and around the knot point, stringing beads along the way
So what can this be used for? Lots of guys suggested a brooch (I didn't know guys in their twenties thought brooches were fashionable) while the girls liked it to be a hair accessory. I didn't want it to be put on a clip where the clip could show, but one good suggestion was to put it on a chopstick. In the end I just used some black bobby pins (since my hair is black) and attached it to my head as a decorative element; and off to a friend's wedding I went.
Materials: Wire, Beads