Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Invitations and Decorations with a little BLING
Connie Crystal Raindrop Dangles (one for the invitation and one for the vase). I threaded an eye pin through the hole in the crystal, bent the pin so that the eye extended above the top of the crystal and wrapped the long end back around the shaft below the eye of the pin. Then I attached a large silver tone jump ring.
I tied a bow in a piece of red ribbon. Then I laid the bow face down across a second piece of ribbon - ran the second piece of ribbon through the jump ring on the crystal and brought that up near the bow. Then I tied the ribbon in a knot around the knot in the bow so that the crystal dangled below the bow. Then I brought the ends of the second piece of ribbon around to the back of the invitation and attached the ribbon to itself with double stick tape. I did not attach the ribbon to the invitation so that it can be slipped up or down or off to read the invitation. I repeated this process to form a bow and dangle for a black glass vase (found at Hobby Lobby).