Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Snow Day & Crystal Icicles

Well, we are officially in the midst of our first Winter Storm. We've had some good snowfalls already this season, but this one is a doozy! It started with freezing rain that coated the roads, & now we have 6-10 inches of heavy snow.

I didn't even consider attempting the drive to work.

Instead, I stayed warm & snug, twinkle lights lit & Christmas music playing. I have been toying with the idea of making some crystal icicles for the tree, given our new theme this year. I know somewhere in the jewelry jumble there is a stash of unused Czech crystal in just the right hue.

I poured another cup of coffee, popped in a new CD & got to work.

I used stretch cord instead of wire so that nothing interfered with the sparkle.

I tied a double knot in the end, & set to stringing.

I looped the stretch cord back through the last big aqua bead & knotted it firmly. (Sorry, the photo turned out very, very blurry. Maybe I shouldn't have had that extra coffee!)

As soon as the roads are clear, I need to get some Super Glue to dab on all the knots to secure them. I don't want beads all over the house if the big kitten gets hold of them!

Don't forget to stop by The Inspired Room to see everyone's great ideas!


Tsquared said...

THAT is a project that says "I have time on my hands". Pretty though.

Jinx said...

"Too much time on my hands...."


And I had a lot of fun not having to do anything yesterday!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh these are lovely!!!
Thank you for sharing!


irmaJ said...

Those are beautiful!!!!!! They would look great on my tree!! See my blog to see why!!

Laura B. said...

So pretty, and sparkly ;-)