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How to Make Crystal Flowers

Crystal Flowers Bouquet
I find crystal so lovely. Most fancy stores in India stock crystal stones in assorted colors.They are mostly used to adorn dresses and sarees. Recently I bought a few packets of crystal or "kundan" as they are locally called ,intending to use them as card embellishments then I got around to playing with them and see what I could create!
Crystal Flowers and Silver leaves

Kundan Flower Arrangement


How to make crystal flowers
These crystal flowers look lovely and are easy to make.I once saw them in a gift shop and they were priced quite high and and I never thought they could me made at home!
Materials required
1.Crystals- Size specification: large ones are easier to work with and look more elegant
Shape specification:To begin with use the petal shaped one. I tried the circular ones but the petal shaped ones look more classier
Color: there are some lovely shades in the market just be sure you have enough crystals for the project you have in mind
2.Florists wire-You can make 2 flowers with just one standard sized florist wire which is available in the Indian market. My favorite color is silver as it lets the light reflected from the crystal shine so well.

Steps to make the crystal flowers
You need 5 crystal petals for each flower and some length of florist wire
Crystal flower Petals and Florist wire
Insert wire through the front of the  narrower end of the crystal.
How to make a Crystal flower 
Insert the same wire  from the back side of the broad side so that it comes out on the front .Bend it down to the back.

How to make a Crystal flower petal
 The photo below is how your crystal flower petal will look like. You can twist the 2 lengths of the wire at the lower end as shown to secure the crystal petal
Crystal flower petal Tutorial 
Loop the end of the wire through the next petal in the same fashion
How to make a Kundan flower
Keep the wires fairly tight and loop each petal to interlink it to the next as shown in the photo.Though from the picture it may look complicated once you start working with the petals it will come naturally.

Crystal flower Making Tutorial
To make a crystal flower bud place two crystals back to back and loop the wire.
Crystal Flower Bud


To make a bouquet of crystal flowers I used some beautiful silver leaves which had holes through which I could loop the florist wire in the same way I made the petals
Crystal Flowers
I hope you guys enjoyed this "How to". I am not too good with sewing and I was personally thrilled to use these flowers for some thing other than stitching on clothes! Do try making them!
Here is a photoframe I made using Crystal Flowers
DIY Photoframe
An alternate method to make the crystal flowers is to make wired single petals and twist 5 together and wrap with floral tape.

56 comments:

  1. WOW - these crystal flowers are just stunning! And your instructions are very clear and easy to understand. I am going to look for these on my next trip to the craft store...maybe a bouquet for Mother's Day?! Thanks for the tutorial and have a great day :)

    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  2. WOW!!This is GORGEOUS!!!

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  3. what lovely flowers and a nice tutorial too.will have to try these out they look so good in your post.

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  4. BEEE-OOO-TIIIFUL!!!

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  5. This is so beautiful!! Would love to try this one!!
    You have a lovely blog! I enjoyed going through your older posts as well..

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  6. Wow! Your daughter must have loved them because they are pink!!! Super flowers...

    xxx Monica

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  7. Thank you Lisa for dropping by

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  8. Thank you Hussena you should try them

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  9. Thanks for dropping in ET

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  10. Thank you Kishley for dropping in and becoming a follower

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  11. Thank you Monica yes my daughter loved helping me make the flowers though its a tough one for little hands

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  12. Lovely flowers, I like pink too. Tutorial is really clear.

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  13. Thank you Kavitha
    Thank you Mihaela

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  14. wow !!!!Gorgeous flowers .
    pink is my favorite color too .
    thanks for the tutorial .

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  15. Very pretty! What a great project.

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  16. Thank you Steph
    Thank you Angelin

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  17. Totally gorgeous...wonderful project, and the end result is gorgeous.Fabulous tutorial too..well one.

    Thanks for sharing at 'Make it Monday'

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  18. Hi

    Wow this is fantastic, so pretty.

    Thank you for sharing the detailed tutorial.

    Unfortunately as it is not technically a paper project it is not able to be submitted to Make It Monday linky party.

    I do hope you will link up again with any one of your fabulous paper creations.

    Kind regards

    Michelle :-)

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  19. The crystal flowers look lovely, Sonia! Thank you for always sharing with us tutorials. Every time I visit your blog I'm thinking: 'I wanna try to make this!'. Very inspiring!

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  20. Just gorgeous! Gonna have to get me some of them & have a play! lol

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
    Hugs shell xx

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  21. WOW!!.. beautiful flowers!.. and thanks so much for such an awesome tutorial! :D

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  22. Thank you Chrissy
    Thank you Manuk
    Thank you Spardha
    Thank you Shell
    Thank you Michelle
    Thank you all once again for taking the time to leave encouragement and love on my blog!

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  23. I love how you have made these flowers, you are so creative!

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  24. I love your beautiful crystal flower arrangement! It's very classy and the way the crystals capture the light make it appropriate for an elegant gift. I'm impressed by the way you made this design up on your own. Excellent!
    I also noticed you're a physician, if I understand correctly, ENT? Very impressive! I'm a nurse, and have my daughter and granddaughters staying with me until July 5th. My daughter has 2 perforations in her ear drum and will be having surgery soon. She's in a great deal of pain and I'm very grateful for ENT's for helping her. We will be reading your links.
    Again, thank you for the tutorial, your crystal creation is beautiful.
    Donna in Texas

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  25. These flowers are so pretty. My daughter would love them! I am your newest follower. Come over to Greetings From the Asylum and follow me too!

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  26. These are so pretty! I will be looking out for gem beads so I can make some like these!
    Thanks for visiting my blog too!

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  27. its sooo beautiful....gr8 wrk... i m impreesed....really awesome wrk....

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  28. it looks soo pretty... gr8 wrk...i m impressed...really awesome wrk...

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  29. Lovely... and very clear instructions.. thank u Dr Sonia. I will try surely..

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  30. Thanks for linking in.. These crystal flowers look gorgeous..:)
    Do join the giveaway at my blog
    http://mindfull-meanderings.blogspot.com/2011/09/giveaway-time.html

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  31. This is a great idea. I have packets and packets of these stones leftover from previous stitching projects. I will try out your idea for sure.

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  32. oh my gosh.. what a lovely tutorial.. totally loved this one.. soooooooooooo pretty!! Doc.. you are super duper talented..

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  33. Yup! Doc Sonia,
    I completely agree with Patty , you are super talented!:)

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  34. loved ur crystal flowers will try out ..thanks for the tutorial

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  35. Thank You so much Deepa

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  36. these are fab.I am going to buy these crystals asap!wonderful work.

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  37. Wow, these crystal flowers are so beautiful .

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  38. Hey Doc, i love these ones! Loooks so pretty! Agree, at shops they sell at very high price..I have no words for appreciating your works! And the best part is they are so immaculate..PERFECTION to the Core!! Lovely :) You are source of inspiration for many of us dear!

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  39. What a beautiful bouquet! You are so creative! I love your blog and that you work with your daughter. Making beauty from things we'd throw away is a passion of mine too. Have a great day and drop by my blog sometime - I'd love to have you!

    http://lynettesphotoart.blogspot.com

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  40. very creative work .
    from s.kumar INDIA

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  41. very creative work .
    from s.kumar INDIA

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  42. nice craft work.

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  43. Enjoyed your tutorials .love the site! Wish I could show you the Crystal flowers I made
    Thanks to you!

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  44. Enjoyed making them .turned out lovely,Thanks to you.love the site.also made the paper hanging -simple and cute. The sponge flowers are good but size turns out small every time.hope to try out more.THANK YOU

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    1. Glad you found the instructions helpful. About the sponge flowers-maybe the sponge size you are using is small..ours are huge as you can see in the post with my little one holding them

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  45. Woooooooow... They are lovely. Could you please tell me where these petals available? or you did them on your own?

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    1. The kundan stones are freely available in fancy stores all over India!

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  46. I have kundan stones. But i needs the silver/gold colored petals. from where did u buy the petals? I stay in Bangalore.

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    1. The silver leaves were bought from a local fancy store in Sahakaranagar near my clinic. They are quite cheap...a big packet costed just ten rupees!

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  47. thanks for the reply doctor. Will search for the petlas near my house. U have really interesting and amazing blog. Really impressed.. U inspired me to craft many more things. Thanks u so much. Happy crafting..

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  48. Very pretty and innovative...

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  49. this is very pretty. The silver leaves suits the pink flowers :) Thanks for sharing :)

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  50. Hi Dr. Sonia, what a great tutorial on how to make the crystal flowers! I love it! I'm surprised how easy they are to make! I've become a follower! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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