Well its officially Winter here and I mean cold, rainy and absolutely NO sun at all...none!!!
I made these easy Sun Catchers a few weeks ago when we did actually have sun and thought I would keep them to share when it was really miserable here, so I could cheer myself up too...
They are so easy to make and look really pretty and cheerful hanging against the window...
What you need:
a head pin
a large glass or faceted bead
pliers (not pictured)
Following my picture instructions you cant go wrong.
What to do:
Thread the faceted bead onto the headpin and secure it.
Using the pliers form a loop at one end of the memory wire.
Thread the large bead on and close the loop.
Thread beads onto the memory wire
Form a loop at the end
Thread string or wire through the end loop, and hang the sun catcher up.
I made a girly pink one for the kids' room, using plastic beads and its just as sparkly in the sun...
I love how they bounce around and catch the sun, so cute and so cheerful.
Linking Up to These Great Parties:
So sweet, I might need to cheer up my dreary winter :)ReplyDelete
I totally want to make one!! Can I make me a sun catcher instead of jewelry?ReplyDelete
Very cute. I want to make one!ReplyDelete
Your suncatchers are so beautiful, Nat! I love them. They must make those dark, cold rainy days a little brighter! Pinning! As always, you rock the tutorials!!!ReplyDelete
Natalie these are beautiful! I think they would look pretty on a Christmas tree too! Fun project and I hope you get some sun soon!ReplyDelete
We have your sun Nat, sorry !ReplyDelete
It's so warm here (for us),so the café is busy, and I'm shattered all the time and don't blog much.
I am trying to do bits in my garden and these would look great, but I might have to make them in our winter, ready for next summer ! Lovely idea x
Sorry your weather has turned, but I hope your pretty sun catchers are doing the trick!! So pretty!! I'm pinning ~ AmyReplyDelete
Hi Natalie. I found your post on pinterest and love your suncatchers. I want to make these at a camp i'm in charge of this summer so I'm trying to practice making one first. I'm not sure where to get the wire. I found some memory wire at wal-mart but it has a very tight twist and seems a lot smaller than yours. I was wondering if you have any advice on where to buy the wire? . Also how long was your wire? Maybe I'm thinking it's bigger than it actually is.ReplyDelete
Hi Liz - you're a no-reply blogger so I'm hoping you check back in to find my answer.Delete
I just bought the cheapest memory wire I could find from my local craft store (Spotlight - here in New Zealand) - what you can do is gently stretch the wire out and it should give you a bigger loop. Also the heavier your beads are the more it will stretch. And the length is up to you - I threaded all my beads then snipped off when done - I didnt pre-measure.
Good luck - its so easy and so fun - I would love to see a pic when you're done :-) xx Nat
I'm not sure if my last comment posted or not so I'm sending another. I love your suncatchers and have a few questions about making them. I was wondering if you could give me an idea of where you bought the memory wire for the sun catchers. I just bought some at wal-mart but it seems like a really tight spiral and not quite like your pictures. The one I bought was 5 ft also. does that seem like how long yours was?ReplyDelete