Ever since I joined the Connie Crystal team, they have had a product called “Sun Catchers” – a string of beads and crystals just too gorgeous to hang outside as a suncatcher.  Then, I recevied one that had some gorgeous red tones in it and inspiration struck.

red-theme-suncatcher-connie-crystal

HELLO! That baby could dress up the rearview mirror in my car and be a pretty suncatcher at the same time! I remember as a kid loving the faceted crystal ball suncatchers that my grandmother hung in her car and the front windows of her “fancy” living room (you know, the white room with white carpet that only guests could sit in). I loved watching the little slivers of light dance across anything and everything in their path and to see how the light  reflected off of them differently as the sun went down.


Sun-Catcher-Car-Rearview-Mirror-Connie-Crystal-Jennifer-Priest-hydrangeahippo2
Sun-Catcher-Car-Rearview-Mirror-Connie-Crystal-Jennifer-Priest-hydrangeahippo3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This “suncatcher” is much fancier than the ones of my youth. Connie Crystal did most of the work as I kept the beads strung on the jewelry cord that it was packaged on. I used a large jump ring to add a unique, faceted drop crystal to the bottom of the suncatcher, adorned with a bow. Using Crimping Pliers, I added a crimp bead to the top of the sun catcher to hold all the beads in place and hold the suncather to a length of ball chain.

Supplies:

See how easy creating with crystals can be? I hope you'll consider creating a suncatcher to dress up your car and capture the summer rays!

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.