Tuesday, December 9, 2008

On the 1st Day of Christmas: Art Bead Place Card Holders

Supplies Needed for One Place Card Holder:

1 large ceramic character bead
Approximately 12 inches 18 gauge silver craft wire


Step 1: Begin by taking one end of your craft wire in the tip of your needle nose pliers. Turn the pliers in a circle to create a small swirl, measuring a half inch in diameter. At the base of the swirl, make a right angle with the wire.

Step 2: Slide the large beads onto the wire.

Step 3: At the base of the large bead bend another right angle. Grab that right angle in the tip of you pliers and create another swirl, this time going around in circles several times. This will be the base that you card holder stands on so you might need to work it with your fingers to make it flat.

Step 4: Once the base is flat you're ready to make some name cards.


    Tari of claybuttons said...

    Jennifer, these turned out great! What a fantastic idea!

    gail w said...

    Jennifer,those are so cute& a great idea.They look easy to make,the will give guests a good conversation starter.When do you sleep?!!

    Fab Fibers said...

    Very sweet! Another thing that place card holders are good for is to put those Christmas pictures of friends and family that you get in your cards, or some of your favorite Christmas cards too. Yours would be just perfect! Thanks for sharing, I love the ABS.

    Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

    Super cute idea! Would make fantastic Hostess gifts!

    JenniferJangles said...

    Thanks everyone! I do love the idea of Christams cards or photos. You could even use silly holiday photos for people to find their seat.

    Elaine Ray said...

    Wow - what a good idea to use all year long. I love the way they look animated, as if they could just bounce their way about the table to say "Hello" to each and every guest.

    Thanks for the inspiration!