My sister calls me up last night at 10:00. "What are you doing right now?" I tell her "I just had a bath and I'm gonna lay down and relax and then go to bed." Then I ask her why, DUHHHHH! My nephew is graduating today, left his escort's wrist coursage to the last minute, asks mom to pick one up in the city before she heads out here (like it's so easy). Florists tell her tommorrow, which of course is too late. She runs over to Micheals and picks up the stuff she needs, including the structures(bracelet) to construct it with, but the girl who works there tells her that the bracelet is for bouquets! So she comes with elastic, flowers, and the wire beads. We scour the internet for how to's and realise she had the right stuff, doesn't now so we have to come up with something. Low and behold packrat, painter come beader and seamstress has a basement full of stuff to choose from. I made a slinky laid flat wire base. I stiffened it by wrapping the tiny wires on the bead things around areas and wired some flowers to it. I finished it by adding more flowers by piercing the flowers with wire, poking them through the flowers that were already wired on and then back through another flower to hid the wire. I have NO idea if the thing is still alive this morning! We drenched it and put it in a baggie in the fridge. The ribbon I used to hide the elastic on the side, and the left over flowers were my payment! The ribbon roll was a mega so there has to be a good 10 yards on it, and I love my nephew so the payment is sufficient! More goodies to pack rat away!