Beaded flowers and trees displaying

• There are many types of finishes for seed beads, and some may fade over time when exposed to the sun. If you are unsure if your beads are subject to fading, avoid displaying your flowers in direct sunlight for extended periods.

• Keep them indoors. When exposed to the elements their integrity is compromised and they will have a much shorter life.

• Larger potted plants and wall hangings may bear a bit of weight. Use strong hooks and sturdy shelves to display them securely.

• While these flowers are durable, they are not indestructible and they are made from small pieces. It is best to keep them out of reach of small children and pets.

• If the flowers are knocked over and become misshapen or bent, they can be carefully remolded back into shape.

• Avoid overworking the wires by repeated bending back and forth. This will cause the wires to become brittle and break.

Beaded flowers and trees cleaning tips

If your beaded flowers / trees have accumulated dust, or if they have otherwise become dirty:

First, try using a small dry paintbrush with flexible bristles or damp cloth to remove the dust.

If that didn’t work, use a small amount of water on a soft cloth to rub out the grime. Some beads may become discolored if chemical cleaners are used.

Avoid getting your flower stems wet, as this may damage the floral tape and wires will rust.