***Edited to add:
Thank you all for the GROCERY Sign love. It became even more of a treasure this afternoon when, after a long battle, my grandpa slipped peacefully away.
"To live in hearts we leave behind, Is not to die"
from Hallowed Ground by Thomas Campbell
1923 - 2011
BEADED CURTAIN TIE BACKS
My mom has been looking a new set of tie backs. She wanted beaded ones, but she didn't want to pay a lot of money. She also has a thing for dragonflies. So...when we were at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, we noticed that some of the beads were on sale, so we took a peek. This is what we came home with:
The strands were about 2" too short, so I dug through my stash and found a few silver, gold, and copper beads, along with some copper head pins that I used to attach the dragonflies. I put them together like bracelets. I strung the beads on wire, using crimp beads on each end, and adding lobster clasps. So, I basically made two 9" bracelets.
Then, all I had to do was attach them to mom's curtains.
Using upholstery tacks, we put the tack through the little wire loop between the crimp bead and clasp, and stuck it in the wall.
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