Friday, May 21, 2010

Bead-utiful Stemware

Sometimes when I make something that I'm really proud of I just love myself. But actually I love Kate over at Centsational Girl. Seriously, this girl is amazing! Her blog was the first "design" blog I started following and was the inspiration for starting this little blog. I hope to one day be half as cool as her!

Anyway, the other day Kate made the most amazing jeweled stemware. She found the inspiration at a local winery. They were $75 a glass and she recreated them for about $40 for a set of four. Amazing! So I decided to try my hand and make a few myself. Wanna see them?

Didn't they turn out great! I just love them! I got the glasses at TJ Maxx for 5.99 for the set and spent about $15 on beads (with a ton left over) and $5 for the silicone. So I made my set of four for only $26. I'm going to make four more since I have plenty of beads and silicone left and I might even try my hand on some hurricane glass.

You can see Kate's full tutorial HERE.

EDIT: The question has been asked, "How do you wash them?" Because they are glued on with silicone (same stuff used for aquariums) they are completely waterproof. Still, I would recommend hand washing and be gentle around the beads. Since I only use fancy glasses like this on special occasions anyway, hand washing is just fine with me.

Linking up at:
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Brenda said...

thanks for stopping by. I just love this idea for stem ware. The possibilities can be endless.

Sandy said...

What a very nice idea.. I love them and the color is nice... how are they to wash? hmmm?
following from "Under the table"...

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Really fabulous!! After seeing these, I am bummed that I just put some stemware in the garage sale! However, I still have some that I can jazz up! Great inspiration!!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Cute idea, love the colors! Yes, how do they stand up to washing?

Stephanie Lynn said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the pretty! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase Party. I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~Stephanie Lynn said...

Wow, those are stunning! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

Connie said...

Beautiful! And I like that you did it so inexpensively, {cheap is a language that I speak}.

concretenprimroses said...

Fun idea and very pretty. I silicone bling on outdoor things, never thought about using it for indoor stuff.

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

Gorgeous! Love that, thanks for sharing.


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