Prom Wrist Cuff

They say the Devil is in the details -- if that's true, this elegant wrist cuff is wickedly perfect! In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne shows you step-by-step how to create a simple yet sophisticated prom wrist cuff with elegant orchids and a touch of bling. Enjoy!

Video Transcription

Prom season. Sometimes it's the tiny little details, the extra bling, the perfect blooms. Let me show you how to create this sophisticated cuff.

The base: I used the aluminum flat wire and jewels. So yes, taking the flat wire, using a bail plier, curling it so there's no sharp edges, molding it. Then, just to make it fancier, using a bit of bling and gluing that down with the Oasis Floral Adhesive. So afterwards, it can be a pretty cuff just as is because the flowers can be pulled off; it won't do any damage. That's one of the joys of the cold glue. Flowers: beautiful miniature Phalaenopsis orchids, and then I wanted to use succulents, but to be on trend, I've lacquered them so that I get this bright, bright, fuchsia red color that'll be a perfect complement to the orchids.

Once you have the pieces, it's so fast and easy. Taking the individual blooms, removing any stem, tiny bit of glue right on the base. Same thing for the orchids, just a bit of glue on the base. Then letting it set just a while so that the glue begins to get ready to be super sticky. Then the trick, tap it down so that you have a bit of glue. Then pull it back and then set it in place because then you have glue to glue, and it stays so well. It'll lock it right down. So, tap, lift, return, saving little bits; you might add them later. Tap, lift, return. Then placing the orchid in, thinking about its face, and tucking them right in with the throats facing each other so it's almost like they're talking, visiting, social creatures. And hold with just a bit of tension until it's secure.

The finished cuff: simple, sophisticated, simply three of the succulents and three of the mini-Phalaenopsis. You'll find more creative inspiration on our website, flower School .com. If you have questions, you can reach us through there. Now it's your turn. How are you going to approach the coming prom season and wedding season in creative style? Create your design, take a picture, post it on social media, and hashtag Floral Design Institute. That way we all can see what you do as you do something you love.

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