3 sparklers

grandma_cindy(5)July 23, 2010

I finally finished off the wine bottle sparkler with glass chips in the bottle. It wont blow over now LOL

I finished 2 knife sparklers, and am pleased with how they came out. Initially I had the wire way too long, and it drooped too much. I still havent gotten crimp beads though - I keep forgetting them every time I go to the store LOL And I think the acrylic beads look fine - and so much lighter!

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Crafty Gardener(ON 5b)

love your sparklers, I just might have to bump that project up my list :)

    Bookmark   July 23, 2010 at 7:53PM
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goldenpond((Vero.Beach FL 9b))

Very nice,Gardeners Supply sells them for crazy $$$

    Bookmark   July 23, 2010 at 8:45PM
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gmadeb

Love them!! They really jazz up the garden!!

    Bookmark   July 23, 2010 at 9:33PM
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sunnyca_gw

The blue & clear look very refreshing in the bottle "COOL" with the pretty beaded wires. Like the knife too! Jan

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 1:00AM
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luna_llena_feliz

They are all very pretty! I have seen handcrafted sparklers at "boutiques" for $40+. They weren't any prettier than yours. I would never have guessed that they are acrylic beads, they are so sparkly! The acrylic would probably hold up better outside too.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 1:41AM
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Marlene Kindred

The magpie in me is smiling!!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 2:56PM
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jannashome(5)

wow, I have never seen these before, I love them, but how are they hooked on to the knife?

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 10:05PM
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flagtruck(75570/NETX/Z8)

Beautiful, here I am still thinking about how to do these and here you pop in with 3 already made. Three cheers for you, you did a great job.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 11:28PM
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grandma_cindy(5)

The wires are attached to the back of the handle. Not a very neat job by my DH, but it does the trick! He welded a piece of copper tubing on the knife, then welded the wires into that piece.
Thanks everyone, these are fun, especially the shopping-for-the-beads part LOL

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 11:35PM
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excessfroufrou(7)

You are really getting the hang of making the sparklers now. I love the wine bottle one, what a cool idea!
Frou

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 10:46AM
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oldcrafty(8)

they are super!! Can't wait to find me some beads and get started again.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 12:15PM
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