I did, however, try to use my imagination. I didn't want to get into the whole bent wire thing - first I'd have to buy wire and it's not cheap, then I'd have to make a jig to bend the wire, and I don't really have the proper tools. I'm not really a metal working so I kept dismissing that idea.
I spent almost an hour in Joann's Fabric and Crafts store yesterday, ended up buying some glue, beads, a bead reamer (which doesn't work for me) and a Spin Off magazine. I was more excited about the magazine than anything else!
Then I decided to go to Hobby Lobby. They are fairly new to our area (about a year) and I usually forget to check there - I always seem to check in Michaels, A.C. Moore, Hancock Fabrics, and Joanns. I tend to forget about Hobby Lobby. Of course, I hadn't brought my coupon, but I was just there to see if there was something that would work. Well, don'tcha know, I found something that is perfect for what I want it for. Now, if I could just find them in bulk....but no, I don't really want to get into making these all the time - unless they sell well. LOL.
Not only did I find exactly what I'd been looking for, but they were on sale - 50% off! YAY! I bought twice as many as I would have, and I'm really glad I did because it was fun playing and I only took about 2 hours to make the ones I made. I'm pretty happy with them. I just hope they appeal to others.
Here they are:
I think they are pretty. they aren't very long (need to measure). That's why I placed the quarter there - for perspective.
Thanks for checking in. I'll be posting more in the next couple of days to catch up to myself.
Thanks for looking!