Monday, December 26, 2011

Celebrate the New Years with Drink Charms by Sakura!

For this project you will need:
Accent Gems [glass blobs]
decorative paper of your choice [two side is not necessary.
22 guage wire and rosary pliers
Sakura Hobby Crafts 3D Crystal Lacquer
a tin [I upcycled a BB container]
accent beads to match your paper [I made my own]

I adhered the glass blobs to my paper using Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer.

I trimmed the glass blobs out of the paper
I fashioned a figure 8 out of wire using rosary pliers
I attached the figure 8 to the back of the marble with E-6000
for extra strong hold.
I then added a coordinating piece of paper to the back of the
blob--pre-trimming where the paper lined up with the finding.

I then trimmed the remaining paper from the blob. lightly
sanded the edges and applied Crystal Lacquer to the back.
To make the rings for the charms, I wrapped wire around a form
that would be perfect for the glass stems [a nail polish top]

I used my rosary pliers again to make a hook and loop--if
you plan to use small beads to decorate, you need to add them
now before making both ends so that they can easily slide on.

I pre-cut a matching paper to fit the lid of the tin. Attach
to tin with Crystal Lacquer.
I coated the lid with more Crystal Lacquer to have a snazzy tin
to house the drink charms.
I made paper beads to match using the technique I showed 
you in my last post. This time I used my ½" bead template 
to create the beads. I have made it available for you to 
download, as well as a ¾" bead template.

Now, attach to your stemware to indicate
which glass is yours!
This works for mugs too!
Thanks for looking! May your New Year be filled with crafty goodness!

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