1. Using chainnose pliers, bend a 90° angle 2 in. (51 mm) from the end of the 3 ft. (91.4 cm) piece of 16-gauge (1.3 mm) wire (1).
2. Form the first flower petal curve referring to the illustration (Fig. 1) using your fingers to shape a curve about an inch (25 mm) long. Use chainnose pliers to form a point, then use your fingers to shape a mirror-image curve to the first one.
3. Use roundnose pliers to form the first inner curve between the first and second petal (2). Repeat steps 2 and 3 to create a total of five petals.