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Rochelle Sekula

You’ve seen them on bracelets …you’ve seen them on necklaces …but you may not have seen them yet on cutlery! Pearls and beads are fast becoming the latest rage. Be the first to have it as a talking point on your Chanukah party table!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

 

 

Why throw out your old cutlery set, when you can give it a boost with some beads and a little creativity?

 

Pearl Cutlery

 

Equipment

 

cutlery

 

beads, pearls

 

24-gauge craft wire

 

needle-nose pliers

 

wire cutters

 

Instructions

 

  1. Wash your cutlery thoroughly in warm soapy water. This eliminates tarnish and any grime that may stain your beads. Then dry well to avoid spotting.
  2. Cut about 12 inches of 24-gauge beading wire for each piece of cutlery.
  3. Start at either end of the spoon. Grip one end of your wire with your needle-nose pliers and twist the wire around the handle three times, enough that it stays firm. You shouldn’t need any adhesive to secure the wire.
  4. String a pearl onto the wire, continue wrapping the wire twice around the handle, add another pearl, and continue this way until you’ve almost reached the end of the handle.
  5. When done, fold the last bit of wire at the back of the handle and press firmly against the spoon.
  6. Cut off excess wire.

 

… And now, if you’re looking for a real easy way out …

 

Beaded Cutlery

 

Equipment

 

cutlery

 

beads

 

glue gun

 

Instructions

 

1. Heat up the glue gun.

 

2. Glue your choice of colored stones onto the spoon handle.

 

TIP To retain its luster, I recommend hand washing all cutlery in warm soapy water after use, rinse and dry

 

If you’re the one being hosted, rather than hosting, present your beautiful project in a gift box for your hostess!!

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