Posts tagged ‘beads’

July 20, 2012

Vacations full of beads

I am trying to enjoy the summer by taking some time off work. I was few days in Slovakia and on my way back to Prague I took with me my little sister Andi. She is staying with me this week and she is crazy about jewellery like any nine years old girl. It is quite tough task to keep a kid entertained (I don’t have TV) the whole day, so what we did was just shopping beads and making some earrings and bracelets. I haven’t done it for some time, but I am glad to report that I have not forgotten. So here I share some of our creations. Mostly Andi was the designer and I was the manual force and advisor. We didn’t do anything big, so that she can wear it. Not really everything is for small girls. so don’t expect anything astonishing. Anyway, I am proud of every piece I made, so here we go. And maybe with time I will photograph and display also some of my older stuff.

 

 

 

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May 19, 2012

Customized candle holder

I am a candle lover. They make a completely different atmosphere in the room in the evening. Romantic and relaxing. It is nice to lit few when taking bath – who haven’t tried yet? I bought few from IKEA- they are called Tindra and after you use the candle, you will have a nice glass. I tried to convert them to a beads candle holder. It looks pretty nice, so I decided to share the idea with you.

First I chose few matching colors of the smallest beads I found. I found my clear window color old newspapers over which I was making the whole wonder and of course, I cleaned my glass from IKEA. Naturally you will be able to do this with any kind of glass container.

First, I put quite thick layer of the clear window color on a quarter of the glass. I spread it little with finger. Then I took the beads and sprinkled them on the places where I wanted. Be careful, if you put way too much of the window color on the glass, the beads will glide on it too much- because they are too heavy for the liquid. If too little, they won’t stick. That’s also reason why you need to buy the tiniest beads you find. I recommend to make it slowly quarter by quarter. Be patient. After you are done with the beads, let the color dry and after that put another layer of the color on the whole thing. It is to fixate the beads better. If you don’t, some beads may fall off the candle holder as you will hold and handle it with hands. So, here is my creation, good luck with yours!

 

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