How to Make a Corsage

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There are several basic products that are usually found in a professional florist tool box.  Shown below are wire cutters, scissors, floral adhesive, a corsage bracelet, Oasis Beaded wire, narrow ribbon and basic floral tape.

The adhesive is designed especially for fresh flowers.  It is a little slower to dry than melt glues, but it won't damage your corsage silicon square and won't damage the delicate flowers.

It holds fast even in refrigerated and moist environments (essential for cut flowers!)  

Corsage ribbon is narrower than the wide ribbon used for pew bows.  The width is personal choice, but I like #3 or #5, which is generally between 5/8 inch to 7/8 inches wide.

You'll find that using a ribbon with a filament edge or a wired edge makes a crisp bow than is easier to fluff into a perfect bow.

There are a many different kinds of jewels and pearls that can add beautiful finishing touches to a corsage design.

Sparkling wired spray rhinestones are available in different colors while pearls in shades of white and ivory.

There are also wired pearls available in different colors (white, apple green, ivory, strong pink, red, gold, silver, blue and purple) and come in both small and mega bead sizes.

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