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How to make beaded LED flowers

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How to make beaded LED flowers

Beaded LED flowers

difficultyDifficulty: ★★★★★

timeTime: One day

ScrapFrom scrap: ██░░░░░░░░ 20%


PreamblePreamble

You can make a lot of beautiful things of bead, but can they be compared with beauty of glowing beaded flowers, which you can make yourself? So lets look at instruction of how to make LED flowers.


MaterialsMaterials

  • Multi-colored beads
  • Wire (for weaving or transformer wire)
  • Stand by hookah with lighting effects
  • Wire in insulation
  • LEDs
  • Green thread
  • Vase
  • The sand or paint
ToolsTools

  • Cutters
  • Soldering
  • Scotch
  • Gluegun
  • Drill

    LED flowers


  • Wire

    Let's start. For weaving beaded flowers you need multi-colored beads. The more colors you have, the better colorful bouquet you can do. I usually use wire from the transformer, but now this can be purchased at specialty stores for needlework.
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • How to make beaded flowers


  • Step 1

    Make one, and then put them together into bouquet. Cut a piece of wire to the desired length, and string one bead on it.
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 2

    Bend it into two equal parts.
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 3

    String more 2 beads
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 4

    String and protract them
    Pull evenly

    How to make beaded LED flowers

    So you achieve 3 beads construction like this
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 5

    Do a next row, but with 3 beads
    Central bead can be made of a different color, to get two-colors petals.

    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 6

    Continue weaving, increasing each time by one bead. In my case, the width of a petal is 6 beads.
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 7

    Next reduce the number of beads on one until we get a symmetrical petal. After this, twirl both ends of wire to fix all construction.
    After this, twirl both ends of wire to fix all construction.

    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 8

    The second leaf is woven in the same way as the first, but when it comes to the widest point, one end of a wire inserted between the rows of the first petal.
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 9

    Continue weaving, inserting end of a wire between rows of nearby petal.
    How to make beaded LED flowers

    And now we have joined petals
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 10

    Get 5 or more beaded petals
    How to make beaded LED flowers

    And there is the last petal. It connects to two neighbour petals.
    How to make beaded LED flowers

    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 11

    Pull them together into bouquet. I made 15 beaded flowers
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Backlight


  • Step 1

    It is based on hookah stand with backlight. It has LEDs with different colors, and illuminate progressively changing color.
    How to make beaded LED flowers

    Disassemble it
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 2

    Desoldering LEDs from the board and solder the wires desired length.
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 3

    Place LEDs in the center of each flower
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 4

    Make a stem. Wound wire with green thread
    How to make beaded LED flowers

    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 5

    We don't need holes in the stand, so they have to be dispose. Seal outside surface with duct tape
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 6

    And seal inside surface with hot glue
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 7

    And make a hole for led flowers with diameter of the bouquet
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Done. Now we need a vase

    Vase


  • Step 1

    Make a hole in the bottom of vase with diameter as bouquet of beaded flowers
    How to make beaded LED flowers

    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 2

    Attach it onto stand
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 3

    To hide a holes on a stand's surface, just color it with paint, or cover with glue and place some sand on it.
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 4

    Connect wires
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 5

    And plug them to the curcuit
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 6

    Beaded flowers are attached to vase with gluegun
    How to make beaded LED flowers

  • Step 7

    That's all. Now you need to just insert batteries, turn off the light and enjoy your LED flowers!
    How to make beaded LED flowers

    How to make beaded LED flowers

    How to make beaded LED flowers

    How to make beaded LED flowers

    Author: great killerlot

VideoVideo

There is some video with demonstration of beaded LED flowers

ResultsResults and tips

  • Weave colors of beads - is quite hard work, do not despair, if not immediately succeed. Try to evenly tighten the wire at each step.
  • There is a strange circuit connecting LEDs in a stand for hookah, it is possible to use another.
  • This is probably the most profitable homemade gift with the highest ratio of cost / beauty
  • Bouquet of LED flowers could be used as a night light

Tags: beads, LED

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