DIY Natural Bling

I love this from www.oncewed.com I think it is so cute!


I love this from photo 172979-1


here are the instructions: http://www.oncewed.com/index.cfm?postID=408&title=DIY_Natural_Bling

Posted on December 24, 2008 at 4:28 am
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jackieg
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i saw that!  it's rock candy!!  soooo cute...i love the brown ribbon....

Posted on December 24, 2008 at 4:29 am
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How cute is that!!!

Posted on December 24, 2008 at 4:33 am
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Posted on December 24, 2008 at 4:37 am
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... or just use them during coffee/tea service at the end of the night :)

Posted on December 24, 2008 at 4:42 am
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oo so cute!! 


you can also use a decor at a candy buffet table or something like that!! 

Posted on December 24, 2008 at 4:44 am
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That's a great idea!  Do you think it would be cute if the rock candy was a color (pink & orange) and was hung off manzanita branches instead of crystals?  Or would that look cheap?

Posted on December 27, 2008 at 3:31 pm
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What an awesome idea...never thought of that.  Thanks for the idea!  What else have you found?

Posted on December 27, 2008 at 3:44 pm
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DIY Natural Bling Laurie s DIY project photo 174319-1


 


 


 


 


 








DIY Natural Bling

Laurie s DIY project photo 174319-2








Laurie's DIY project this week is another great example of taking something very ordinary and transforming it into something absolutely beautiful and unique. Can you believe those are just bits of rock candy strung on a piece of wire? Oh, and don't you love how Laurie referred to it as "natural bling"...

Laurie s DIY project photo 174319-3








DIY Natural Bling

Laurie s DIY project photo 174319-4








DIY Natural Bling

Laurie s DIY project photo 174319-5


What You'll Need

Rock Candy Strings

Bailing wire (I used 16 gauge) ( 1.5 inches for each)

Seam binding or ribbon (about 10" for each,  1/2"or so wide)

 

Wire cutters

Scissors

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

 

 

Resources:  

Rock Candy can be found at stores selling bulk candy. It can also be ordered through online resources like  Oh, Nuts and Candy Warehouse.

Seam Binding can be purchased at any fabric store.  There are also a lot of vendors on Etsy selling it too.

Bailing wire is available at any hardware store.


Directions:


1.  Begin by using your wire cutters to cut 1.5 inch lengths of wire.  You'll need one per crystal.  (see figure 1)



 

2.  Bend your wire into a "Shepard's hook" shape.   I bent mine over a pencil to make a nice curve.  (see figure 1)

 

3. At the very end of one of you rock candy strings, put a generous glob of hot glue.  Stick the end of the hook into the glue, and hold until it has cooled.    If it wiggles a bit, add another dab to secure it.   (see figure 2)

 

4.  Cut a length of ribbon, about 10 inches long and tie a knot, then a bow around the wire at the top of the crystal.  Trim your ribbon tails.

 

5. Hang your completed crystals anywhere that needs a little sparkle; on bare branches in a vase, from a tree, in a floral arrangement,  from garland or an arch.  If you're feeling extra crafty, construct an armature and hang the crystals from it like a chandelier. (see pic below)

 

 

A Tip:
If you have a lot of short candy strings, you can join them together using hot glue to make longer strands

 

What it cost:

Rock Candy - $5 a pound (I bought 1.25 pounds, and got about 25 strands)

Bailing Wire - $3 for a 50 ft spool

Seam binding - $.25 - .50 per yard (from most Etsy sellers)

Posted on December 27, 2008 at 4:10 pm

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