Openwork lace braid wire studded with beads, turns an ordinary glass bowl into an elegant table decoration. As for the legs, use conical beads, as they have a flat base, but if desired they can be replaced with something else. Make sure the wire ends do not protrude from the bases of the legs, as they will scratch the countertop.
galvanized wire with a diameter of 0.6 mm
beads of matte glass
round beads of frosted glass
conical beads of frosted glass
Select a bowl that will be the basis of the composition. String the beads onto a long piece of wire, leaving the ends for free movement of beads when bending wire. Count how many beads you'll need on one petal. Starting with one petal, fold the frame the upper edge of the bowl, making a loop and twisting the wire studded with beads, at intervals, to get the petals. In our example, one petal has 22 beads and 8 beads between the petals, and all will be — 20 petals.
When you get a long enough frame, cut off the excess wire and pliers make a small loop at its end. Hook the loop over the base of the first petal and lock it.
String the beads on another piece of wire to make the arc of the jumper connecting the petals. Count how many beads it took one arc; in this example 24 beads. Leave an open area at the end of each arc and obviate the wire around the base of the petals to join them.
Make a ring of wire, with beads covering the bottom of the bowl. With pliers bend small loops at both ends of the wire and first loop and then close them for greater strength.
Cut pieces of wire for the manufacture of radial jumpers; you will need one radial crosspiece on each arc. Cut pieces of 2.5 cm longer than the distance from the center of the arcs to the rim at the bottom of the bowl. With pliers bend a small loop on one end of each piece. String each wire with one round bead of frosted glass, and then the beads.
Hook the top loop of each radial crosspieces over the center of the arc, then lock it. Slightly bend the opposite ends of the jumpers to the beads they will not come loose.
Wrap the loops the free ends of radial jumpers around the rim at equal intervals. The ends of the wire should stick out.
String legs for the same number of beads on each wire: in this example has two. Trim any excess wire, leaving enough to secure the tapered bead. Make sure none of the wire does not protrude from the conical beads out, otherwise it will damage the countertop. A versatile glue attach cone beads. Insert a glass bowl in the beaded braid and fold back the petals beautifully.