June 22, 2014

Creating the pearl sprays ...

Hi Everybody,

As you will know by now,  if you read my pages regularly,  that I love adding embellishments to my designs.

I am most definitely a More is More kind of card maker and I am proud to admit it.

I know how to make the clean and simple cards .... I just choose not to.

So a short while ago I added some pearl sprays to some of my cards and I had quite a few emails asking me where I got them from.

Well the answer is ... I made them and I have also made a video to show you the simple technique to make your own.

They came about  because I bought some  beads to  make my hatpins  and the  hole in the  bead was too small for the  pin to go through.

Well I couldn't  waste  them as so had to play and see what else I could  come up with

This is one idea  and I will film more  as I go along  and then maybe it  will help you  to use up some of the  smaller beads that you have  sitting there  staring at you and  you don't know  what to do with them.

On  the video I added  4 mm beads in fives to my spray but the ones in the photo are 6 mm beads added in threes.

The size of the  wire is an unknown quantity  as all I asked for in  Hobby Craft was  the type of  wire to make pearls  sprays and this is what she  gave me ...  and stupidly I threw the packet  away.

I know I know ....  idiot  ... but then   I didn't know  that others  would want to  know how  I did them.   I won't do it again ... promise ...  now can I come out of the  naughty corner ???

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Christina, I love the pearl sprays and I have seen them done where a second and third group of pearls are added along the main stem. I have so many pearls and crystals so I'll have to sit down and make myself quite a few of them so that they are ready to go.

  2. Brilliant thankyou for demo ,have lots of beads will give that a try xx

  3. Good morning Christina,
    Thank you for the Tutorial, I make these but have always done them "individually" I have learnt something!!!
    How many times do we throw things away?? It is excitement at finding the right thing, we get carried away.
    Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

  4. Good Morning Christina. Fantastic video and I'd just like to say a big Thanks for once again showing how it's done. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. Hi Christina,
    Stunning card but I love the idea of making your own pearl sprays...they're gorgeous!
    Thank you for a great easy to do video too. These would look great too in red as holly berries or white to add to a leaf die to look like mistletoo. Thanks so much for the inspiration Christina.

    Love Sheila xx

  6. Morning Christina,
    Lovely card, and the tutorial is great I might just have a go at making these.

  7. Such a lovely card again Christina, i will look at the Video later today .
    Have a good day
    Elaine H X

  8. What a good idea to make your own pearl sprays!
    Going to make some this afternoon....

    Happy Creation;)
    Anki J

  9. Good morning, Christina. Thank you for the tutorial. This is another technique I shall be trying out soon. You explain it so well.

  10. Lovely idea Christina, I have loads of beads that I didn't know what to do with, and now I do, thank you for the inspiration. You never fail to give me ideas. Love it and keep it up. xxxx

  11. Good afternoon Christina,
    I think you got the same beads as i did by the looks of things and i started using them on some wire to make little necklaces on my stamped ladies or like on those dress model forms that are so popular the now. But looking forward to your video when i get a chance of some peace( when hubby goes to work tomorrow). Thank you once more for your inspiration
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  12. Thanks for the tutorial Christina, a lovely idea. Janice x

  13. I too am a More is More Cardmaker! IMO, there can never be enough bling, glitter and do-dads!!!

  14. Hi Christina,
    Floral sprays are usually made with 26 gauge wire and that is probably what she gave you. It bends easily when using just your fingers to do twisting, shaping, etc. Thank you for the video. Can't wait to use it on my cards. :-)

  15. Brilliant video and tutorial will definitely have a try at making these.
    Thank you
    Regards Anne Owens

  16. Hi Christina
    Beautiful card and the tutorial was great thank you for sharing

  17. Christina,
    Thank you for the video. I always enjoy watching and learning, you are a great instructor. Like some of the other crafter, I too have plenty of little pearls, now I can put them to good use.

  18. Thank you for the video. Lord only knows how many things I have that I can do this with.

  19. Great video Christina, than you so much. I have loads of beads that I've never done anything with. Pat x

  20. Good evening Christina, Absolutely stunning card love the colours and of course the flowers! Great video thank you so much now I can use lots of things I have and thought, well it is a waste to throw them out but what can I do with them! Will be getting some wire as soon as I can, thank you so much.
    Margaret corgi owner

  21. Oh thanks so much for the great video Christina,I have some of those tiny pearls and will have to try this! Your card,as usual, is beautiful and I never think " that's too much" about them,as you put all the embellishments together so well that they never look 'overdone'
    Love Ann

  22. HI christina, thank you for the video on the pearl spreys, I have lots of small beads and pearls left in my jewellery kit which are too small for anything other than spacer beads, but this gives me a a great reason for keeping them now, as I was about to throw them away. Thanks again for this brilliant tip. Sandra.

  23. Thanks for another great video, Christina. You never fail to amaze me with what you come up with and those sprays are a lovely addition to your beautiful cards. Have a lovely day. Sue

  24. Thanks so much for the tutorial/video. The colored wire will be nice to coordinate with the pearls also...another use for all the wire I have.

  25. I have some of those beads now I need to get the wire...
    Thanks for the video...

  26. Great video Christina, looks like we're all going to be busy making pearl sprays. Now look what you've started!! Thanks so much.

  27. thanks for sharing, it gives a great touch and I have some beads too that are too small for the hat pins

  28. Lovely card Christina, I love the way you embellish your cards, what a great idea for the small beads.


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