May 22, 2013

~**HAPPY HOUR**~ by PINQUETTE Kimberly

How are all of our Pretty Little Peacocks Today?
PINQUETTE Kimberly Pate
is with us in the house again today!!!
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Hello everyone and thank you for coming
back to my blog for another day of
Pinque Peacock beads from the Bead Buffett.

Today I wanted to try something different,
and do a project with beads. What I thought
was going to be a fun and easy project,
turned out to be a little more
difficult than I had hoped.

I first started with the wine glass charms. 
While this was a fast and easy task,
it was not without a few snags.

I struggled getting the beads on the wires. 
After a little frustration, I got out my covered
pliers and straightened the wire tips. Making
it much faster and easier to slide my beads
onto the wires. I simply just used my flat
covered pliers and rebent the wires as they
were before. The charms are some that I
picked up at Michael's. I had them left
over from another project I completed.

I still need to get some crimper beads
and put on the very ends to keep the
beads from sliding all over the place
while drinking from the wine glass.

I didn't stop there however, I also wanted to make a wine bottle stopper. This is where the fun began. I honestly had not thought about how thick the stem of the stopper would be when I started this project and purchased my beads from Jessica.

The beautiful pink swirled beads would not fit on the stem. the holes were much to small. I was so disappointed. 
However, there can always
be a plan B. Right ladies?

Plan B was to find bigger beads, then create a dangle from a bead. I found a cute little butterfly bead that had an eyelet on it that would be perfect to hang a dangle from. Here is what I came up with.

Oh my, I just realized when I put up that
picture that I failed to add the charm
to the dangle to match the wine glass
charms. I like how this turned out, even
if I did have to revert to plan B.

I hope you like my project today! 
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Thank you PINQUETTE Kimberly,
your charms and stopper are GORGEOUS
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Donna K said...

Kimberly I LOVE your wine charms and bottle topper! What a GREAT way to use those lovely beads. All of your glitches didn't hinder the beauty, that's for sure. Love, love these!!!

Flowersandmoreby Rhonda said...

Very, very Pretty Ms. Kimberly!!!! Love them :)

ScrapYourWorld said...

Stunning pieces Kim!!! Glad you didn't give up so you could show us what you made!!!

SusieScrapper said...

Just beautiful, wished I drank wine just to make some!!


AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Kim these are truly beautiful. I love seeing your many use of Pinque Peacock. Its never a dull moment with you. Love love it!!