The Craft In Me

A blog devoted to all my crafty endeavors.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Good News to Share

I will be moving into my very first home within the next few weeks! Which of course, means packing, organizing, cleaning, tossing out junk and much more packing.

This house is truly a blessing straight from God and I am so thankful my daughter and I will finally have our own home.

I am taking the next few weeks to focus on preparing for this new adventure. But rest assure I will have many crafty posts soon after we settle in!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Easy Ornament for Christmas

Recently I was doing my weekly stroll through Michael’s eyeing all of the Christmas ornaments and came across a lovely glittered wire sphere shaped ornament. And of course I said to myself, as I so often do, “I can make that”.

My version is not a sphere but that’s definitely on my list to do.

Here is my take and, yes, it was too easy!

All I used is this thick copper wire, I think it’s .36 gauge. This particular wire I got from Hobby Lobby in the section where they sell clock mechanics. It comes in a thin tube and it’s about $10 for about 10 sticks.

So using my jewelry pliers I formed my curly swirly, which took all of about 5 minutes.

Then I sprayed it with adhesive. It’s best to hold the wire by a hook because this adhesive is very sticky. And making sure to spray at all angles so all sides are covered.

Then you simply sprinkle on the glitter.

After the first coat, I sprayed with more adhesive and added more glitter.

I applied about 3 coats in all.

It’s so sparkly and lovely, I can’t wait to try other colors and shapes!

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