Monday, September 17, 2012
I don't normally do "crafts". It isn't that I can't or don't like them, it is simply because I would rather sew than do most anything else. I saw this really cute idea on Virginia's blog, Artsy VaVa, and thought they would make great Christmas gifts for my nieces. I don't spend a lot of money on their gifts and usually make something by hand like a scarf or purse organizer. Years ago I made a lot of jewelry so I had most of the supplies I needed.
Virginia used stretchy cord so I picked up some of that. Turns out I really didn't like working with it because the beads kept slipping over even my double knots. I could have gone to the store and purchased thicker cords but I had some thin leather cord that used instead. That knotted up perfectly.
I didn't have any super glue so I used E-6000 glue to help secure the screw eyes in the cork. I am going to pick up some glue to secure the knots at the end of the bead runs. Mine are a little "dangly-er" because I just got so caught up in stringing on the pretty beads.
(I am very easily entertained!) I may cut back on the beads a bit. I did 5 while I sat watching tv. I now have to convince my mother to use the prong type of wine bottle opener when she is cracking open another bottle of wine. I found a few corks that didn't have any significant writing on the sides so I will run those over a stamp just as Virginia did.
These are so much fun to make and with my cork supply, I can make a whole lot more!!
Posted by Suzan Oxenreider at 2:43 AM