Sea glass for Christmas

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Wet Sunday means finish a craft project before you start a new one…

six large green pieces of glass found on the beach  just by the house were painted with a coat of Dulux ‘made by me’ paint then roughly wire wrapped and strung on gold thread.

I even covered a nice tin with some Victorian Christmas paper to put them in. And there is one spare for us too.

Sea glass for Christmas

wire wrap a piece of sea glass, hot fix  stones for extra bling and we have a set of tree baubles …

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How to: select a flat piece of weathered glass and cut about thirty centimetres of beading wire. Wind the mid point of the wire around the end of some long nosed pliers (or a pencil) four times to create a loop then twist the wire under the loop to fix it.  Wrap the tails of the wire around the front and back of the glass overlapping and going north south east and west until the wire runs out. Tweak the wires with pliers to tighten them around the glass and tuck the loose ends under any crossovers or back around the top loop. Taking care with the hot fix took stick sparkly bits front and back as you choose then tie a length of ribbon so your lovely bauble can hang from the tree!

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Baubles card

Inspired by  last December’s Homemaker magazine I made this bauble card.

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For the next one I used embroidery thread rather than twine and was more controlled with the glitter

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how to: cut three circles of the same size for each bauble then score in half. I used three and two inch circles. Stick halves together to form half a ball which is then stuck over thread I n place. A pelmet to hide the string top and a stamped message to finish

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