|Padmam - Lotus muggu|
|Peeta muggu (to be placed under a 3" high stool - peeta)|
Since then we've made many more...it's hard to stop and we knew we were spent our afternoons ordering stones on Amazon and our evenings scouring bead stores in the area for the right shape, right shade or the perfectly sized stone :)
|another Padmam with a different petal tip design|
|Flower pattern - Not the best photo but my favorite so far|
We also used pearl and silver bead strings for some of the outlines. My mother figured that the best way to make them fit the pattern is to leave them stringed until they are glued in place. While the glue is still fresh, gently tug at the string and pull it out. You can then make slight adjustments but its a lot easier than gluing beads individually. Once the glue has had time to dry, trim off excess plastic sheet around the pattern. We skipped this step for now and left a lot more space so they are easy to handle and move around.
This our most recent project and the one we are most proud of, I think. We spent many evenings visiting stores and looking online for the right stones for this one but it was definitely worth it. Its still not complete. My mom's done making all the petals (below pic) and we'll have to create the final shape by using some gold string to form an outline.
Materials & Sources
- Acrylic Rhinestones - Various colors, sizes and shapes
- Pearl and Silver beadsSources: Michaels Craft store - don't forget to look for coupons; local bead stores/outlet; The Crafts Outlet - Amazon store, eligible for prime shipping;
- Craft Plastic Sheets - we used these Graffix sheets, but in a clear color if you can find them (and let me know where!)
- Glue - Aleene's Clear Tacky Glue
- a pair of tweezers really come handy when you have to move little beads around
|petals to go around the above circular center pattern - 8 total|
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