I always get so excited to share the latest stamps from Clear and Simple with you! This month, we are releasing a part of the collection each day, and today is devoted to the By The Glass series.
I made a cute little box of cocktail charms:
The By the Glass set comes with fun drink stamps, and I adore that drink umbrella! I also stamped some bubbles on the front. The circle on top was die cut from the CSS Owl/Kitty build-a-critter (there are so many useful shapes in that set!) and I glued a sheet of thick acetate in the window.
There are my little charms....can you tell what they are made of?
It was fun to bust out my jewelry-making tools on this one!
I took a small length of jewelry wire, and fashioned a little circle (more specifically a wrapped loop) on the end with my round-nosed pliers. Then I strung on the beads, and curved them into the round shape (make sure to curve the wire before you close off the other end- if you string the beads on too tightly when it is straight, there will be no room left for it to bend!). Next, I trimmed the excess wire to about a centimeter, folded it so the wire was double thick, strung on a crimp bead, and tightened it so I had no sharp raw edge of the wire sticking out. Then I simply used my pliers to form that into a hook. The circle is easy to attach and detach with the hook. Lastly, I attached a jump ring onto the charm and put it on the beaded circle. Ta da! A drink charm!
Here are the other ladies posting today, including my 2 crafty friends who are guesting this month, Virginia and fellow Massachussettsian Suzanne!!
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