I'm planning to bead the lids of the jars and keep my crystals in them, the vase will be beaded in bright colours to make them stand out against the black glass and the wine glass will hopefully become a jewelled goblet.
Some weeks ago I had a dream about making a beaded dagger. I haven't done anything about that yet (I'm going to use a letter opener for the blade) but when I saw the wine glass I had a sudden image in my mind of the two together so that's what I'll do.
I started by beading around the stem of the glass. After a couple of false starts I realised that I was trying to do it the wrong way. I'd started from the bottom of the stem where it is straighter, thinking that it would be easier to bead around the straight bit. In fact, I had to start in between the two rounded bits so that they kept the beads trapped in between them and allowed me to just bead without the beads moving up and down the stem. Five hours later I had managed to get about half the stem covered.
I'm just itching to get on with it so I can start adding some teeny crystals and other embellishment. I've ordered some dark purple crystals and pearls and I think I might add some red in there too.
I will blog again as soon as there is something else to show you. For now, I can only wait... :o)