A Thing For A Little Bling / DIY

I'm feeling pretty good about the fact that I've been organizing, and this weekend started the most arduous process of getting into my studio and going through bags and boxes of supplies. I have an old library card catalog (the studio is just too much of a disaster zone to show right now) and the drawers are filled with old jewelry findings, buttons and other other assorted small crafting pieces to repurpose. Some I will be selling and some keepers and today I'm sharing...

a blast from the past idea that or two that if you have a thing for bling you could try on your own terms...
E6000 Glue is one of my best friends around the home. Seriously I go through tubes and tubes of this stuff and it can be used to stick together almost anything. It's much more permanent than using a glue gun, so that's something to keep in mind if you are deciding between the two...
Should you find yourself wanting to fancy up your holiday table with a little glitz, get some cast off flatware from the flea market or your favorite thrift shop and either some old brooches or jewelry findings. I've had pretty good luck in the past finding all of that at yard sales too...
Take a dab of the E6000 and glue to the back of your rhinestone piece and hold it in place for a couple of minutes to set. Then let it dry for 24 hours before use. If using a brooch and it has the pin still intact on the backside, you can snip that off with a pair of wire cutters...

I personally love serving pieces such as large spoons, serving forks and cake slicers displayed on a set table or buffet with a rhinestone touch, but for this post I just didn't have the time to do it all up:~) 
If time is crunching for you before a dinner party, simply place a brooch on each place setting or sprinkle some rhinestone buttons on the table. You could also glue a rhinestone finding to your wine glasses, or as in the photo below, fashion a quick napkin ring with some pretty ribbon and coordinating brooch pinned on...
I've taken some vintage rhinestone ribbon that was part of a thrift store belt and cut a piece off, glued at both ends with my E6000 to create a napkin ring. Once dry I pinned this vintage rhinestone wreath pin across it for some holiday fun...

Have a great week ahead!
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