The Designer Craft Challenge group is Celebrations!
Sounds exciting, right? I think so. I mean, how can you go wrong with hand crafted celebrations?
I knew I wanted to make myself and my friends something fun and festive to wear for this weeks 4th of July. We plan to have a potluck picnic in our community park, listen to live music, play games and watch the fireworks together. I can't wait!
I dish out a few in the cup of my hand and use the end of some 26 gauge floral wire to start stringing.
For the red , I used 30 beads per loop. In the photo below you can see that after I strung my beads, I just gave the wire a couple of twists and then made another loop until I had completed 6 red loops. For the white, I used 25 beads to make 5 loops.
After I had made the center blue, I pulled up some wire which was secured from the bottom with a quick pinch of pliers. Then I added 6 silver beads and pinched the top wire as shown below. I did this 2 more times. It's not required, but I though it added some fun. :)
I hope to have inspired you to make some for you and your friends and that your summer is something to Celebrate about!
~ Michelle Frae Cummings