Monday, September 23, 2013

A holiday cocktail ring - with a giveaway!


For one of my projects this month for Prima Bead, I made a holiday cocktail ring...a cute cluster of mini crystals in red, green and clear.


Meet Balsa, my lovely hand model, lol. Anyway, what I love about these bicone beads is that they are ready-to-go right from the package - they come pre-loaded on to little silver head pins with eyes at the top. All I had to do was string them on to a long piece of silver wire, then I gathered them into a cluster right in the center of the wire.

I bent the wire in half and ran both ends down through the center of a flat connector charm.

Because I started with a super long piece of wire, I was able to loop the ends together and do a coiled wire wrap so it's sturdy and smooth.

I'm happy with how it turned out; it makes a lovely holiday cocktail ring!

Now for the giveaway - I have a lovely selection of Christmas beads and charms from Prima up for grabs! One lucky winner will be picked on Saturday, September 28 - good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

26 comments:

  1. I would love to win these beads I sure can use them

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    1. Good luck - thanks for visiting!

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  2. gorgeous..love those bead-y type rings.

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  3. have never created anything with duct tape..but my 7y.o. nephew made a duct tape wallet...what's that say about me?

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    1. Oopsie - I didn't update the widget from my last giveaway of a duct tape craft book - the question this time was supposed to be what do you like to make for the holidays. But I love a good duct tape wallet!

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  4. I made a wallet with duct tape once.

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    1. Oopsie - I didn't update the widget from my last giveaway of a duct tape craft book - the question this time was supposed to be what do you like to make for the holidays. But I love a good duct tape wallet!

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  5. I love making ornaments for family and friends. If I have a bigger gift than I put it on the gift like a bow - something extra. :)

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  6. These beads look like so much fun, Lisa! You did an awesome job on the ring! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. This is so cool! I don't really understand what happens between the 'string them on a long silver wire' and 'gather them into a cluster.' They just arrange themselves like that? A tutorial for the beading-impaired, please!

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    1. Thanks Cindy! It's kind of like what happens to a bunch of cut flowers - when you hold them together down low on the stem, the blooms flop away from each other. But when you hold them together tight way up at the top of the stems, the blooms are forced to nest together in a tight cluster.

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  8. Perfect holiday ring Lisa! And I love the way you incorporated the connector!

    Kerrie :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, gotta love a cluster of crystals!

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  9. Such a great looking ring. I would love to win these beads. Have so many ideas already thanks cindy

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  10. Hi Lisa, love the ring, these are the type of rings I LOVE to make and wear, would be nice to win some pretty beads - thanks.

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    1. Thanks so much for coming by - good luck!

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  11. I like to make ornaments. Jewelry wise, earrings.

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    1. Very cool! Thanks for coming by.

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  12. Love the ring! I think I may make me one too :)

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    1. Thanks - it's pretty quick to put together - have fun!

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