Bead Colors Needed:
- Magenta – 109
- Yellow – 66
- Kiwi Lime – 532
- Light Blue - 193
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- 20-gauge wire - 30 inches
Download the PDF for the Vase of Flowers Project Pattern. You will use the large hexagon and a small circle pegboards to create your projects. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place your beads following the pattern.
Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. DO NOT OVER-IRON as this will cause the beads to close and can make assembly of your project more challenging. Let the design cool.
Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat the fusing. Let cool completely. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.
Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.
ASSEMBLY: Position the completed vase pieces at right angles to each other. Align the slots and slide together.
Cut the wire into three equal lengths. Take each length separately and wrap it around the pencil as shown to create a coil.
Insert one end of a coil into a bead close to the bottom of a flower. Insert the other end of the coil into a bead at the top of the vase. Bend the ends of the wire to secure the coil.