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Sunday, 12 December 2010

A little Christmas Gift

Hello there, post number two for today!

I just wanted to share with you a little Christmas gift that I've been making. As you might know I really enjoy all kinds of crafts, not just card making. Beading is one of my favourites as you can make so many different gifts with mini beaded shapes. Here are some beaded latte spoons that I've created .....

These are made using small seed beads in a variety of colours and some wire. You literally feed the beads on and wind the wire into your desired shape as you go. In this case you thread enough beads to make the first petal (I think I used about 18 here), once happy with the shape you twist the end around and start on the next petal threading on the same number of beads. Continue until you have five petals and then thread a larger yellow or orange bead for the centre. Once you have your flower cut off any excess wire and make sure the ends are tucked in. You can then use super glue to attach it to your latte spoon or a metal bookmark.

You should end up with a flower like this..... for this particular flower I didn't have any larger beads, so instead I used 5 or 6 yellow seed beads for the centre. This project is for the challenge this week over at Charisma Cardz where they have asked to see Christmas gifts. Take a peek at their blog to see all the gorgeous DT projects.
I had a wonderful evening last night...the final celebration for my sister's Birthday! We all went to see the show La Soiree on London's South Bank. I went with Lorna, Jim, Joe, Mum, Becca, Anika and Becky and we all had a fab time. In fact I laughed so much that my mascara ended up all over my cheeks! If you haven't experienced "Bath Boy" or the other La Soiree acts I highly recommend that you try and see them!

Right, I'm off...I've got some snowflake cards to finish!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Wedgie xxx


Gemma said...

what a fab idea! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Charisma! Gemma :)

Sharon Basel said...

Hi Wedgie!
I just love this idea! I love to do beading and jewelry making too, in addition to my love of card making. I haven't done much with my beads in a while and you've inspired me. And thanks for following my blog - really appreciate it.