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Bead Art

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I have been recuperating from our party this weekend since the last car rolled out on Saturday night. You would think that the crusted up chili that has been soaking in the crock pot since Sunday or the brownie crumbs all over the house would have taken priority today but nope. Nothing could keep me from Hobby Lobby and crafting a little sumpin-sumpin today!

I came home with the most random assortment of things today. Some jump rings from the jewelery isle, some wooden beads, some wire, some scrapbook paper, some felt and of course, some Heirloom White spray paint since Hob Lob is the only place I can find it.

When I got home I sat here wondering what in the crap I spent $46.00 on because I didn't have anything really to make. So, I go pilfering through the basement and I find a piece of 1x4 board left over from another project. I'm on to something here. A 1x4, some beads, some wire and surely I can find some nails or screws around here. I gather everything and decided to make a "Blessings" bead board.

I laid out the beads how they should be and I only had room for "Blessing" but that works, right?

After spending 20 minutes getting them just how I wanted, I realized that was a total waste of time learning experience. With every hit of the hammer, the beads went rolling away. I was just going to have to wing it.

I hammered out the first few letters and the i.♥.instant.gratification part of me just had to wrap the wire around the beads to see if this was going to look as good as it did in my noodle. Ahhh, it did!

So I keep hammering all the little beads down until I get to the end and wrap the rest of the beads in wire. It's lookin' good.

Then as I'm looking for a place to put this little ditty, I decided to nail in 2 beads on the sides and string a wire to hang a few photos of my blessings from it.

Much better.

This was super cheap so I can see these being such cute teacher/neighbor gifts with last names, or welcome signs or maybe a monogram on a circle plaque... Ohhh, a monogram, I'm going to add that to my to-do list now!

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Kat  – (October 27, 2010 at 4:53 PM)  

That's adorable! Definitely something to try :)

C.R.A.F.T.  – (October 31, 2010 at 7:47 PM)  

very creative! come on over an link up to MMM :)

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