Now if you are a follower of mine, you know I'm on a new color kick. I l-o-v-e this fuchsia color and am really using it to punch up my summer decor. I had some scraps leftover from the pillow I made. (You can check it out here if you missed it.)
Then I got out my beads....I found this whole strand of various shades of pinks and fuchsia at WalMart for $4.00. (Could ya go wrong at $4???) I separated them by color:
Whew! Now I can see them all and make a better selection for this next part.
I got out my eye pins and strung some beads on them "ombre-style", then bent the top over making a little hook to hang them by. I made 8 of these:
So, I tied the scrappy strips on to the cage/lampshade/whatever....and then hung these eye pins in between:
Then I made a pretty bow, tied it on top and put these two little birds in it.
Isn't it fun?! Now, if you're not like me, you can have this done in under an hour. If you are somewhat anal.....it will take you that long to sort and bag up the beads!! Either way, it's about a $10.00 project.
I kind of like it hanging (without the birds) on the shelf at my entryway with all of the other fuchsianess I have going on. Which do you like better?
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