The process of this DIY wedding stuff is daunting. I can see hours and hours unfolding ---
I will be documenting this process as we go --- hope you do not get too tired of the central focus in my world right now.
Way back here, you got a glimpse of the beginning of the candolier.
It got painted white.
I bought strings of pearl beads at JoAnne's Fabrics.
I spent a huge part of my weekend sniffing Tacky Glue and going round and round and round.
The drops got beaded.
Then the arms got beaded --- If you look closely in the picture above you will see that I put plexiglass circles in the cups to give us a level surface for the candle holders.
Then I took it down to do some work on the hanging bracket - the bottom needed to be suspended because sitting it down was causing parts to bend.
So I looked and looked and found a suitable holder
I studied the progress and just did not like one detail -----
Look carefully in the picture below. The pearls I wrapped everything in were making the plain "bright" white paint bother me. I just didn't like it ----- so I pondered and fretted and came up with .......
( note - i had started painting this one before i thought to take a pic. -- the trick I decided to use really works nicely.)
A moment of sheer brilliant thinking --- and off to the drugstore I went.
Bottles of Revlon PURE PEARL nail polish.
I've painted several of the exposed details with it already and there will most likely be locations painted.
It really does make a difference in the richness of the look.
Then there were these places --- the bare hooks. What to do?????
Shiny embroidery floss. (lets just say however ---- these were a pain in the ass.)
And last - here is the top with it's pretty beaded rounds.
Tonight I'll be stringing pearly and silver bits for the draping ...
Have a wonderful day --- you will be able to find me later stringing along.