Date Posted: 11:27:45 05/30/03 Fri
Subject: 'Charming' Ideas......
When I was at the dollar store the other day, they had these cute wine glass charms, 6 for $1. The 'charms' were colorful rubber & were on plastic rings that had been cut so they could slip around the stem of a glass or the handle of a coffee cup. (Never thought of that!)
I was thinking of making my own for our next family party - Fourth of July. Beads & patriotic shapes from shrink plastic. Cutting the ring will have to be an experimental process, but I have this cutting tool from Sears that I use for cutting my craft sticks, etc.
Also, I saw this idea but can't remember where. Someone had put a charm in one of the finger holes in the handle of their scissors for easy identification. What a great idea! I took a large, vinyl-coated paperclip (about 1 1/2") & straightened it out. Then I formed it around a paint pen. I had to use needle nose pliers to bend the ends. It made about 3 rounds, which I slipped onto one of my scissors. Then I put on one of the charms from the dollar store. No mistaking my scissors for someone else's!
This is fantastic for when scrapbookers are sharing supplies; at a quilting or sewing gathering; or just to mark the fabric only scissors from the paper ones.
Crafters who do beading can surely come up with some more unique decorating ideas. The sky is the limit - use old jewelry; old key rings; old keys; pet tags; etc.
I just remembered that I have a bunch of those toys that were so popular several years ago. You hooked them on a necklace or something - made from bright plastic & some had small bells on them.
At any rate, I thought it was a charming idea. LOL
[> Re: 'Charming' Ideas...... -- fauxma, 12:56:09 05/30/03 Fri 
what a "charming" idea..... no one'll hijack your scissors either... i tied mine right to a long piece of ribbon and sewed it right into my carry all...
[> Re: 'Charming' Ideas...... -- gingersnap, 13:41:58 05/30/03 Fri 
Charming indeed.....Wonder if you can use that thingy that comes off of bottle tops...You know that little thing you have to pull off? lol
[> Re: 'Charming' Ideas...... -- Chancey, 14:16:01 05/30/03 Fri 
My girlfriend makes wine glas charms ...she uses meatal rings she buys at michael's for like 50 for 2.00 to put around the glass then like u said finds old jewerly some from yard sales ...very nice idea..never thought about the coffee cups ...cute !!