Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter



Dine In Style

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!!

To read the rest of this story, please buy this issue of Mishpacha or sign up for a weekly subscription.

Share this page with a friend. Fill in the information below, and we'll email your friend a link to this page on your behalf.

Your name
Your email address
You friend's name
Your friend's email address
Please type the characters you see in the image into the box provided.
CAPTCHA
Message


 
Top-Down Theory
Shoshana Friedman Our true currency, the accomplishments we value most
Strive for What Binds Us
Yonoson Rosenblum The chareidi community represents something of an oasis
Embracing Victimhood
Eytan Kobre Combating the allure of victimhood
The Kids Are Going to Camp, the Parents Are Going Broke
Miriam Klein Adelman Mindy has to feel good; it doesn’t matter that I feel ba...
Work/Life Solutions with Carlos Wigle
Moe Mernick “Rejection is Hashem’s protection” 
How to Create a Simple 900-Page Novel
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman All of us can reset the titles of our own lives
Stand There or Do Something
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP It’s called collaborative care, and it works miracles
I'm Here — Are You Ready?
Riki Goldstein Upbeat and catchy, but still makes listeners think
Back in Time
Riki Goldstein "I wish I could recapture that excitement"
Mixed Messages
Riki Goldstein The unsung craftsmen who give albums their special touch
Go in Peace
Faigy Peritzman Inner peace makes us vessels for blessing
All Work and No Play
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A life only about doing your duties loses all its color
Dying to Believe
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Emunah peshutah is the force behind Jewish continuity