Archives for danglers

Shell Danglers

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Whimsy.

I love shells and have been collecting them for years. I do keep a container full so that I can look through them and dream I’m on the beach collecting them. But lots have been make into garden projects. This first shell dangler shows that even broken shells look lovely. I took advantage of a hole in the top of one big shell as a hanger.  A few holes were carefully drilled around the bottom of the shell to add other dangly bits.  The wire was twisted around the shells to hold them in place. You need: shells copper wire
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Garden Jewelry

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Whimsy.

Over the cold and stormy winter days when we stayed home I experimented with using some sculpy clay. You know the kind of day – you look out the window and only see white where the road and driveway are buried and you listen to all the cancellations when you know you really don’t need to. Thank goodness for being retired as you don’t have to go anywhere. I had tired out a bit at one of the Creative Crafting sessions where they were making jewelry. As I’m not a jewelry person I came up with an idea to make
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The Bling in Winter

Categories: Garden Projects and Whimsy.

Every garden needs a little bling … even in winter.  Some of the garden danglers have been collecting snow from the recent snowfall and look so pretty. I made these danglers a few years ago out of copper wire and marbles.  Over the years the patina on the copper has changed. The recent snowfall has given the marbles little white top hats. These long danglers look great hanging on trees, shrubs or even hanging from the eaves trough.  I bought about 2 meters of copper wiring from the hardware store, stripped off the outer layer and had 7 lengths of
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Garden Danglers

Categories: Whimsy.

Every garden needs a little bling.  I love creating things from wire, marbles, old cds, keys and more.  Danglers will sparkle in the sun and are only limited by your own imagination. This garden suncatcher is made using copper wire, marbles, flat marbles and 2 old cd’s.  Hang it in the garden and watch the sun reflect off the cd. Using Crafters Goop glue the 2 cd’s together (shiny side out).  Be sure to let this dry and then drill 4 holes (one at the top and 3 at the bottom).  Using copper wire (purchased from hardware stores) make the 4
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