All this talk of love, Valentines. romance, and my anniversary this past month has got   weddings on my mind. I created this altered globe using assorted papers, found objects and ephemera in my scraproom, and crystals by Connie Crystal!!

The real stars on this altered globe are the hanging Connie Crystal crystals! 

I clustered flowers and buttons and all the usual elements on one end of this globe but then, I tucked in two lengths of rosary style beaded chain (from a broken belt) and glue them into place with hot glue. Once the glue was dry and I was sure the beads were secure, I attached two large pendant style crystals to the bottom bead using a wire wrapping technique.

The hanging crystals add such an elegant touch to the globe! These could be used as centerpieces at a wedding or decor for a shabby chic style room. 

  • Connie Crystal Suncatcher
  • Connie Crystal Pendant
  • Papers – My Mind's Eye, Echo Park Paper, Anna Griffin, Basic Grey
  • Smooch Spritz in Ginger Ale – Clearsnap
  • Vintage Dictionary Paper Flower, Lace, Trim, Flower Stamens, Millinery Flowers –
  • Globe – Target Stores
  • Paper Flower – Prima Marketing Inc
  • Velvet Flower – Maya Road
  • Glue Gun
  • Circle Punch
  • Salvaged Beaded Chain
Thanks for stopping by today! Have you ever decorated for a wedding — what would you use crystals to dress up?

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.

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One thought on “Shabby, Elegant, and Worldy…an Altered Globe

  1. This globe is stunning! Love this!

    Posted on February 13, 2013 at 10:52 pm