How to Shape Floral Wire

This is page is written to demonstrate how to shape floral wires for making gumpaste flowers.

1. Hold the tip of the floral wire with a plyer.

Floral wire 1

2. Twist the plyer downwards as shown below.

Floral wire 2

3. Release the tip and press the bent wire to close the loop.

Floral wire 3

Floral wire 4

4. This is how it should look in the end. The loop is useful as it holds flower centres better as compared to an unlooped wire.

Floral wire 5

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