My niece vacillates between wanting to be President of the United States and wanting to be a princess. She can probably be both. She’s a smart kid. A smart kid who likes things that are pretty and sparkly.
So once I can figure out how to package this properly, I’m sending it off to her for Christmas.
You’ll remember that I experimented with cutting rings when I learned how to use my glass-cutting kit a while back. Of course, I broke way more rings than I succeeded in creating, but finally I managed to make enough to have this work out the way I wanted it. I have some rings from a ginger jar, a salsa jar, some beer bottles and two wine bottles.
My first step was to gather my gear together: the rings, some sturdy fishing line, a pair of scissors, a strong stick, a towel, and a bowl of warm water and vinegar.
The water and vinegar help to remove any residue on the glass from my cutting process. Gets rid of fingerprints, too.
So now I have arranged the rings in the order in which I want them.
And I used the scissors to score some lines on the stick, to hold the fishing line in place and keep it from sliding off under the weight of the glass. I will put a dab of glue on each knot afterwards just to be on the safe side.
Now to tie everything together. I used reef knots, to ensure everything was super tight.
Then I attached it to the stick and looped some more fishing line on the top to use as a hanger.
The full deal, though the light could be better.
A cascade of pretty colours!