Monday, 1 July 2013

Light up. Again.

I promised a non-sewing post and a non-sewing post you are going to get!  Remember the tea light holder?  I added some wire and beads.


My tutor didn't know if silver plated wire would work with the solder, but I did a little experiment and it did, so I pressed ahead.  I used my pliers to make random shapes, added on beads, then held them in place with masking tape whilst I soldered.


You would not believe how many times I forgot that solder is hot.


I'm happier with some of the decorations than others.  Originally I wanted them over the glass panels, but I ended up putting them in gaps of glass.


I stuck to two different types of beads to keep it cohesive.  Big word.


I think this curly wurly one is my favourite.



I may have made it a little bit too big to be a tea light holder!


15 comments:

Swexie said...

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Alison said...

That is gorgeous! A mini pillar candle would be the perfect size for it!

Alison
x

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I love it! You did a beautiful job and I think the tea light will be so pretty lit up in there.
xx

Rhona said...

Wow - it's beautiful! I love all the colours you used. It will be even more stunning when you light the candle.

JoJo said...

I love this so much! It's fabulous!!!! You could always put the candle inside a small, plain votive cup and place that in the center of your holder. That will keep the wax from dripping all over the bottom.

SuperMomNoCape said...

I like the curly wurly one too!

I know this may sound fanciful, but I think it looks like the kind of light that you'd find in the world of Elves and Fairies.

Stitched Together said...

That's gorgeous! I love the addition of the beads and wire. It's really unusual.

Mindy said...

Pretty! Love the blues. ;-)

Sandra :) said...

That's a pretty candle holder - and btw, Wendy --- solder is hot. Not sure if you knew that or not!!! ;)

Samantha said...

just get ye a bigger candle eh?

Carrie P. said...

so pretty!

Jane Galley said...

I love having the beads in the gaps, it must be so pretty when it's alight.

ukcitycrafter said...

Love the colours and the wire and beads really finish it off - very striking x

Laura Lochore said...

Oh wow, it's amazing Wendy!

Little Treasures said...

Amazing!!