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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Spring/Summer Beading Projects

I have been a little lax in my beading projects lately for the Artbeads Blogging for Beaders program, but I have finally come up with a few projects to share.

I really love my beaded plant hangers, and I wanted to create some more “jewelry” for my plants. I came up with an idea for a little jeweled stake when I had some extra supplies left over from a project I’ll show you next week.


You’ll need a wooden dowel rod, a screw eye, a key chain ring, needle nose pliers and your chosen embellishments.  I used some beautiful glass beads and a sterling silver charm provided from  Some jump rings, and wire or chain are also needed.  Artbeads is a great source for all sorts of supplies like this, and they don’t necessarily have to be used for jewelry!


Insert the screw eye into one end of the dowel rod.  You can then spray paint them your desired color if you wish.   IMG_1002

Attach the key chain ring to the screw eye. IMG_1004

Using the jump rings and chain, thread your beads and charms and add them to the key chain ring.


Stick it in your favorite plant for instant bling!  IMG_1061IMG_1059IMG_1064

If you’re not a plant person, this same technique can be used to make something else fun, like a fancy bookmark.  Artbeads also has a great selection of bookmarks for beading and embellishing.

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*Disclosure: The materials used in this project  were kindly provided free-of-charge by, within the frames of blogging program. I have not received any compensation from The post above represents my honest personal opinion.


  1. Nice. It would be cool to do something like that and hang it in every room inside the house.

  2. Love the plant hangers. Cute and colorful!

    I linked to these in my Friday Favorites!

  3. That is a very cool, original idea. It's nice to have some bling in the garden!

  4. Both ideas are too cute. You could even add a little stamped tag to the plant stakes to identify the plant by name. I always forget the name and the little plastic tags are ugly.

  5. I think that's a fabulous idea! Now if only it would make my plants live...

  6. Love your bedaded plant hanger and this darling plant decor - I added links to my blog to your blog if that is ok for these projects - thanks for sharing! Paula in Idaho

  7. I adore garden projects and this is so cretive and charming! Fabulous idea! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  8. Very cute! I love the special little blings one can add to their gardening. They make snooping around the plants just a little more interesting.

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

  9. that's really neat! this would be a fun project to do with my little girls' group at church! left you some love over at the craft monkey!


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