Thursday, July 4, 2013

Patriotic Project.

 Happy Independence Day. Although the rest of my house has its usual patriotic touches, my feather tree remained empty. Glass ornaments do not mix with young cats. Finally, I had an idea to rectify the matter. Beaded ornaments . Thankfully, I have a stash of the needed beads because Hobby Lobby in my town does not currently carry all the needed beads. (They do show them on their online store.) 
 I used 6mm faceted beads in red, clear and blue; 6mm. round silver and gold beads; and 18mm sunburst beads also in red, clear and blue. I also needed chenille stems, wire cutters, needle nose pliers, scissors, and thread for hanging. I cut the chenille stems into 4-inch pieces and used the pliers to make a tiny loop in one end to keep the beads from sliding off. Then I strung the beads and made a larger loop at the top and added the thread for hanging. In about 1 hour, I had enough ornaments for my bare feather tree.
 So bright and sparkly!
 So patriotic and pretty!
 Ahh, Much better than bare.
Go away, Scoundrel.
Y'all come back!


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