Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Another pair of curtain ties

I'd collected these orange beads together from old broken vintage jewellery. My idea was immediately to make curtain tie backs with them, but it took a while to find the right contrasting beads to add in, until I found the small dark metallic beads (ignore the blue/green beads in the corner, they're just there for storage at the minute). The round beads are from a collection of similar beads, reclaimed from broken pieces I've made specifically for the purpose of using them in curtain tie backs. I decided not to use the small orange beads that are scattered in the picture, I'll use these for something else.

A word of explanation about where I get my beads from. Many second hand shops sometimes sell cheap bags of jewellery that they've not been able to sell - some of it is in perfect condition (these I usually keep or give to other people who like old jewellery!) but some is broken - either it needs to be restrung or some of the elements are damaged. I buy these bags and rescue the elements that are in good condition to make new items, such as these curtain tie backs.

So when it's all put together, you get two of these

 This pair of curtain tie backs is now in the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop, you can see them here.

1 comment:

Lowcarb team member said...

That's brilliant!
What lovely colour they are too ...

All the best Jan