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A fun brooch made from twisted wire and beads.
These brooches look great with a lovely focal bead and complimenting accent beads. They also make great gifts.

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  • How to make a wire brooch. Sunburst Brooch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take the brooch back and the length of wire and secure the wire to the
    hole in the centre of the brooch back. Thread the wire to come up through
    one of the end holes.

  • How to make a wire brooch. Sunburst Brooch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Thread on the 12mm faceted glass bead and thread the wire though the
    opposite end hole , wrap it around the base a few times to secure.

  • How to make a wire brooch. Sunburst Brooch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Hold the 24mm ring on top of the brooch back and secure it at one side
    by wrapping the wire round a few times.

  • How to make a wire brooch. Sunburst Brooch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Bring the wire up about 3cm from the ring and thread on a bead, take the
    wire back down to the ring and holding it in place with your thumb, twist
    the bead so the wire holds it at the top securely. Thread the wire through
    the ring to come back beside the first strand to repeat.

  • How to make a wire brooch. Sunburst Brooch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Work half way round the ring repeating step 4 with a mixture of beads.

  • How to make a wire brooch. Sunburst Brooch - Step 6
    Step 6

    When you get half way round, attach the other end of the brooch pin to
    the ring as in step 3.

  • How to make a wire brooch. Sunburst Brooch - Step 7
    Step 7

    Continue to work the brooch right round to the start. You can add a few
    to the brooch middle, beside the big bead, too if you like.

  • How to make a wire brooch. Sunburst Brooch - Step 8
    Step 8

    Wrap the wire round the base a couple of times to secure, and cut off the
    excess.

  • How to make a wire brooch. Sunburst Brooch - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take a thin knitting needle or the middle of a biro pen and wind each
    strand around until it is a curly twisty shape. Pull out the needle. Repeat
    with all the strands.

  • How to make a wire brooch. Sunburst Brooch - Step 10
    Step 10

    Wear and enjoy !

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