Monday, 18 November 2013

My Bejewelled Christmas Tree

You know when you have a crafty idea,  but you can’t find what you need to make it and then you almost give up? 
Dunelm Illuminated Christmas Tree, bejewelled christmas treeWell,  that was me.  Originally I was looking for some more of the small branched table Christmas trees I had from Poundland last year to hang all the gorgeous beads I got from WholePort, but I scoured every shop in town (and out) and just couldn’t find any!
Wholeport BeadsThen while I was in Dunelm …. just about to pay for my “faux mink throw”, I spied this illuminated tree for just £4.99 from across the checkout, it wasn’t quite an Ulrika moment but ……
Dunelm illuminated Christamas Tree…… as didn’t look that special, and I wasn’t really that sure about it,  but when I looked at it up close, I wondered if I could attach the beads to it somehow  ….. perhaps with jump rings?  So, despite my reservations I decided to risk my ill-gotten £4.99!!
Wholeport pearl beadsI am soooooo glad I did, it looks gorgeous all bejewelled, if I might say so myself, tasteful and elegant ….. very suitable for my festive lounge!!!  Admittedly my fingers are a little sore at the moment as I don’t have a clue how to use the tweezery things I have in my drawer properly, so I admit I opened and closed the rings with my said fingers!!!
WholePort beads. bejewelled Christmas tree. Dunelm Mill Christmas treeBejewelled Christmas Tree. Dunelm illuminated Christmas tree
But, it was sooooooo worth it!

6 comments:

CherylW said...

It's absolutely lovely!

Mrs B said...

Hi Helen. I am so pleased thatb you found what you were looking for. It is so frustrating when you can't find what you want. The tree looks great, you do need to learn how to use your pliers though if you do any more or your poor fingers will drop off! Take care.

marc said...

I really love this what s fab idea you have done a great job and those beads work so well with that tree which on its own is a good price must pop out and get some i think on your next visit we will have a 101 lesson in jump ring opening lol i love this make big love marc

tilly said...

a true work of art for your bejewelled lounge.... enjoy
Tilly

Pamela said...

Thanks for this post Helen. I used to have a very similar tree decoration but the lights stopped working last year. Now I know where to get a replacement and how to make it look really lovely.

qwiksave said...

Looking good, Helen. I hate the way that keyrings hurt your fingers when you prise them apart - a good tip I learnt from pinterest was to use a staple remover to prise them apart, which could be another one for you to try... Nicky {Creative flourishes} x