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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Beaded Watering Can

Another day another project. This time I took my inspiration from a Pinterest image. Click HERE. Sometimes there is just that one thing that catches your eye and you can’t forget it. I have it hanging outside now and I really love how it came together.

I will have to bring it in when the rainy season begins. We get a lot of rain and because of that, algae tends to grow. I don’t want that all over the beads and crystals. Might give it that aged look, but not this time and not this project. The cracked glass beads I found on this SITE, and there is so much to see there, it’s a great place to hang out. The shipping is very fast, I think they must have a US source to ship from, because they are based in China. The prices are very good and having ordered a few times, I can say with confidence that they are reliable.

I had a bit of a puzzle to figure out how to attach the strands of beads to the spout. After trying a few different ways, I finally settled on feeding the fishing line (use a heavier brand if you decide to do this), from the bottom up of each strand. I added the tiny bead at the bottom and then ran a double line of cord through the beads.

Then I fed those through the holes in the spout and out through the back of the spout. Good thing the spouts come off. Then I had to use a large eye, long needle to feed the cord back through the holes in the center of the spout to come out at the front. I added a small bead and a crimp and that’s how I did each one. When they are hanging down, you can’t really see the center unless you go looking for it.

I didn’t go into each hole on the outside edge, instead, every other one. There are two strands of each colour combination and in the very center hole, i added two strands of faux crystal beads just to hide the crimped beads a little. Hope you like this and think about trying it yourself. I found the watering can for $20 at a local garden center and I plan to leave it the aluminum colour it is. If sometime down the road it becomes tarnished, I will consider painting it then. Enjoy… ;o)

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2 comments:

  1. Very pretty :)

    Totally off topic...what type of hedge is that?

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  2. It's a cool idea. Looks very pretty with the sunlight behind it

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