Sunday, May 27, 2012
Connie Crystal Votive Candle Holder
When making this project, I decided that I would make sure that it remained a functional votive holder. I might even want to hang it. Therefore, I chose not to put anything on the handle.
I tried out using metal links, but wanted to see if I could dress it up and still keep it somewhat casual--like attire on vacation. The metal just seemed a little too formal. Instead, I used a combination of green colored hemp and a light green Scrapper's Floss. The hemp was thicker, so I used it when I wanted to cover more area. The Scrapper's Floss was useful to go through smaller holes and to add a little bright color.
To create the project, I first removed the entire wire "collar" and handle from the glass. It was easily accomplished, because there was a clip on the side. I then made my hanging pieces using the floss. I passed it through the Connie Crystal small drop (from the angels) and tied it about halfway down the thread. Using the remaining floss, I strung the rest of the hanging bits. I threaded and then knotted all the way up. I included the disc on the two center pieces, and a crackly bead on the other four. I also used the yellow beads that came in the Connie Crystal Yellow Theme Suncatcher. On the top, I included cute little dragonfly charms, to give a nod to the outdoors.
When the pieces were done, I tied them around the circle. I then tied a light green fiber to the darker green and tied them both to the end of the circle. I tied knots around the metal, occasionally adding beads or the flat discs. When I reached a hanging piece, I tied that in. When I finished, I just clipped the metal piece back in place. I honestly do not know the names of these knots or even the "proper" way to tie them. I just went for it and had a blast! Give it a try.