Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sea Glass Candle Holder

After posting the seashell wreath, I got inspired to make a sea glass candle holder.

I purchsed a clear candle holder at the dollar store and a package of decorative sea glass from Michaels for about $2.50.
I tried to use E6000 glue to attach the glass pieces, but they kept sliding off so I opted for high heat hot glue for a glue gun and it worked great.  The glass pieces are holding great and the glue is totally clear. 
Just pick pieces of glass, apply glue and place them on the container as you go.  It's like doing an uncharted mosaic.  I loved it!
 It's OK to have some clear spaces between the pieces, looks good. I was afraid that one package of glass d wouldn't do it, but I had plenty with a few pieces left over. I added a jute bow  and a candle and ta da..... a candle holder!  So cute on a deck!  Enjoy!
This is inspired from my love of sea glass and the jewelry I make, check it out!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Coastal again??  Of Course. I just couldn't resist featuring this awesome shell wreath!  Just looking at this makes me feel the sand between my toes!  A Pretty Cool Life did a great job and put together an easy to follow tutorial.  I'm going to keep my eye out for shells.