Tuesday, January 10, 2012
:Florida crofter. The 4th one is made from old T shirt twisted and hot glued on the bottom. The last one is shabby so you can use lace and tulle and one other fabric even if it frays and tiny pearl strands. Just gather like a bow, attach something thin in the middle strong enough to hold it together. You don't even have to add a middle piece but this button just seemed to go perfect. Too bad you cant even see the tulle. It was too thin.
Two Dollar Project
This is a gift I made for a friend for Christmas. I purchased from the dollar store 2 items for one dollar each: a glass bowl, and a matching glass goblet. And this is what I did with them.
First I turned the goblet upside down and glued the bottom of it's stand to the underside of the bowl with E-6000 Industrial strength adhesive. I let that set overnight outside, because that stuff stinks to high heaven. Good Lord I cannot stand that smell!!! Smells like a dead animal or some-thin. That cannot be good for asthmatics. Sorry.
Next, I glued on some Chinese Braid that I dyed with Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist by Luminarte. (no smell there) with hot glue. Then, I glued on some tiny little purple flowers I had in my stash all around the edges as shown.
Sorry for the blurry picture, but here you can see the beading that I put on next all around the edge. This beading was actually ripped off of a purse. Then I covered that with more of the dyed Chinese braid, so that it is on the top edge and the side edge of the bowl, then below, and underneath where the bowl and goblet are connected you see more Chinese braid but this is the original gold undyed braid which is quite pretty also. The gold is a very nice color.
Next, I added one more ring of braid around the small "knuckle" of the goblet and added a small gold rose which you can barely make out in this pic. Then I added a spray across the bottom of the goblet containing different size flowers and some pearls. This was dyed with the same shimmering mist. I really like the finishing touch this gave.