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my first sparkler

Posted by grandma_cindy 5 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 19, 10 at 0:03

Hmmm, I think I'm on the right track, but not satisfied yet. This was the last of the wire I had, and actually shorter than I would have liked. This was easy though, as I just stuck the wires into the cork. I want to get some of small glass gems/chips to fill the bottle with.

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I had my hubby attach wires to a piece of copper pipe and attach that to the back of a knife, but I dont have those beaded yet.


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Turned out great! The gems in the bottle will be nice finishing touch! Where did you get such large beads? Jan


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The big clear round ones in the front are 18mm clear acrylic beads. Most of the other beads are glass - I only bought the ones on sale at Pat Catans LOL


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These look great. I'm glad you added pics as I thought the acrylic beads wouldn't sparkle enough; but they really do. Very nice.
Jeanne


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the store had these ladybug glass bead packs on sale for 77 cents, so I bought the last 8 LOL All the round red ones came in the packs, and this ladybug you see here in front.

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It does look like you are on the right track. Those beads are amazing. Keep us posted on the other one.
Frou


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Oh! Pretty. I forgot about sparklers and I was just at a bead and gem store that is fairly reasonably priced. I bought a few things to spice up plate flowers and totems only.
Thanks for the reminder about sparklers.
Kathy


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That looks absolutely great. LOVE the cork idea. Where do yo all get the wire at? What gauge is it? I see a new project in my future. lol Thanks!


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I think it turned out really nicely! Love the ladybug beads too! I was going to ask about the gauge size too!


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CUTE!! The ladybug beads and seeing it in the great outdoors, really shows it off well. LOVE it!! Great job.
-Sprout


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Very pretty! I love the ladybug beads. Oriental Trading Co. has some cute beads that are reasonably priced. Below is a link to some honey bee beads that would cost about 33 cents each. Great job on the sparkler!

Here is a link that might be useful: Bumblebee Lamwork Glass Beads


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I bought wire to use on the knives, and knew it wouldnt need to be real long. So I got a small sppol of 18 gauge jewelry wire to start off with. The knives have 8 wires each, and those are twice as long as the bottle wires. I only had enough for 2 knives and the wine bottle.
After a dr appt tomorrow, I can get started on the knives.
Thanks for the compliments!


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Your sparkler looks really good. I like all the different color beads....gives it pizzaz. I have one in the making...seems as if the first one is always more or less a learning adventure!


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