and Karen from To Work with my Hands for creating this fun and inspiring challenge.
This is no ordinary challenge, it is a Summer Bead challenge, a perfect challenge for
creative Summer crafting.
There are 8 bloggers who participated in this project and you will be able to see all of them
at the end of this post.
We all purchased one package of In Bloom multicolored glass beads.
They are on sale for $4.00 at your local Hobby Lobby this week.
These vibrant glass and acrylic beads come in such lovely Summertime hues.
These beads inspired me and before I knew it I was thinking of blue ocean waters and a
vacation on a romantic beach.
When I held the beads in my hand I knew they would be perfect for a special handmade gift
for my daughter on her Wedding day.
With a plan in mind I purchased two chargers which have a vintage look, along with some
paper tags, a little package of ocean blue bows, some ribbon and gold polka dot plates in
the Wedding section of Hobby Lobby.
With one very important word embellished on them...L-O-V-E.
The hubby and I took these with us to our daughter's wedding which was on June 16th.
I should have wrapped each of the bead chargers in tissue paper as some of the beads
fell off while traveling.
The good thing is that they can easily be glued back on.
Note to self for the next time I give these as a gift.
I thoroughly enjoyed this project and I actually sort of got lost in time while placing each tiny
bead in hot glue on the chargers.
I guess these things happen when your daughter is about to get married.
Supplies for Bead Studded Chargers & Napkin Rings
3. Hot glue gun and sticks ( Quick Grip) better choice recommended by AnnMarie.
6. Paper tags.
7. Decorative Paper plates optional
Directions to make Bead Studded Chargers & Napkin Rings
(This project uses hot glue and a hot glue gun-supervise small children and be careful to avoid burns)
Bead Studded Charger
Prepare your work space and cover table with paper.
Pour beads into a bowl.
Heat hot glue gun and place a small of dab of hot glue on the edge of the charger.
Place a bead on the hot glue and press it down, hold in place for a few seconds.
Repeat this process until you have achieved the desire look.
Bead Studded Napkin Rings
(Use the same safety precaution as above)
Repeat the same process for the napkin rings as for the charger.
I think that I need to make some for the hubby and I !
Summer beads, love and a wedding, what a happy ending!
Thank you for joining me today, now lets hop on over and see what other bead inspiration
we can find!
Please Join me~
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Carole @ Garden Up Green
Karen @ To Work With My Hands
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