Monday, September 1, 2008

Filigree & Rhinestone-brad Studded Candle


I love the new Filigree designer brads on cards, but I thought they might be kind of neat as candle jewelery. My sweet friend Kim gave me this pretty square candle. Thanks Kimmy! :O) It was so easy to work with since I could lay it on it's side. Here's how to do it...



step 1:
Lay out your brads the way you like 'em



step 2:
Heat up the brads in hot water (I used Circle Ice Rhinestone-brads)



step 3:
Press the brads into the candle through the center of the filigree flowers, et voilĂ !...


Some tips:

  • You can stop part way through the "brad-pushing" process to be sure they're going in straight.
  • Some candles may be softer and thus easier for this trick. :o)
  • The nice thing is that metal candle jewelery is fireproof & when you burn the candle you can take it out and use it for something else.
  • You could also add images under the Filigree flowers/designer brads: tissue paper with words or images stamped on it (or photos printed on tissue paper!) under the filigree (not so fireproof but a fun way to use stamps perty!)



Thanks for visitin' me! Happy Labour day! :O)



PS. The card with a link to the Tutorial for a faux tin tile background here.

30 comments:

Paula's ponderings said...

Wow Mel, thats fab!! Im itching to try that one out as well...so much to do so little time. Hope you are looking after yourself, and feel a lot better now! XX

Joani said...

Mel that candle is so pretty! What a great idea - now I need some of those filigree flowers!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs,
Joani

patty w said...

VERY pretty ! I've never seen those fancy brads before but they are gorgeous!

Love that candle holder too!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh so beautiful!!!

runningonink said...

WOWZERS Mel! This is just gorgeous! I have not seen the filigree thingies I will have to go out looking for some!

Ethel Amutan said...

Oh, my, my......this is just TOO COOL! Thank you for the tips and inspiration!

Etha said...

oh that is so pretty! I don't do many candles, we live in the forest in very arid conditions, so....
yours is beautiful!

Deb Neerman said...

Toooooo kewl fer skewl!!! Great idea, Mel-a-Licious ... although I'd hate to use the new Filigree brads.

Here's an idea*: why not use card stock, which is cheap and plentiful, and the 'Bug flower dies ... simply put the brads through 'em. Imagine how lovely it will be when the flame hits the paper!! Your dinner guest will be be so excited and will shout with glee ... prolly something along the lines of, "whaddya crazy?!?" Sigh ... good times ....



*Don't do this; I'm jokin'!

Terrific project and a great idea ... as usual!

~Hugs!!

Laura said...

One word - Fabulous! THanks for sharing!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

This is SO pretty. I'm a big time candle lover and think I might have to try something similiar!

Miss Crystal said...

This is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing =D

Kim Etherington said...

I love this idea. Hey, I want that candle back now. Haha.. JUST Teasin'! You are just too creative! Hey.. my monocromatic colour scheme was picked for this weeks colour challenge on scs. That puts a big smile on my face!
Love ya!

Bunny Cates said...

Mel, I love your blog! I'm a new stamper/crafter and your blog is one of my favorite "go to's" for figuring out how to do something!

Any chance you will ever do a "getting started" post for us extreme newbies? You know, recommend the must have tools/supplies we need to get started etc. Maybe share some "if I only knew this then" tips. Oh and of course link us up to some good savings!

I have very little paper, and only the basic basic of supplies, I need help! I'm talking borrowing my kids' crayons and swiping a ruler out of a backpack to just make a card! hahah!

Please help me!
Im a list person...
Give me a shopping list, a best resources for beginners list, a.. a..... tell me what I need to know to get going in the right direction! I've asked on a few other blogs, and no one ever responds...

Please?!
lol

vickiw said...

I looked at a close up of the card and love your background. It totally looks like antique ceiling tile. How did you do that? do tell, I also love your cards on facebook. thanks for sharing

Beth Norman said...

What a rock'n idea. Thanks for the neat tut.

Annapurna said...

Very nice, you creative thang. Great idea. We should send some brads sugared with sparklers powder to Deb along with the candle. ROFL!

Very nice with the matching card. Definitely makes a nice gift package.

Suzy said...

I am now kicking myself for not buying these! What a fabulous idea - lovely work!
Suzy

kathleenh said...

What a fabulous use for the brads! i love the elegant card too!

Michelle said...

totally cute! thanks for the fun tuititorial1

acreativeneed said...

What a great idea Mel,and so pretty! I didn't buy any of these, but now I may have to! Wouldn't these candles make great little Christmas gifts!
smiles,Deena

Lori said...

What a cool use for those pretty brads! Thanks for sharing.

Shirley said...

What a beautiful set. They are perfect together. Let me know if you have a problem finding someone who would like them. LOLOLOL

Angie Tieman said...

Oh no you didn't just stick those in a candle and have it end up so stinkin' gorgeous!! Your creativity blows me away!! Beautiful projects!

Leslie Miller said...

Fabulous! And the card is so gorgeous, too! I like the idea of being able to reuse the candle hardware. A nice gift to give a stamper!

Maria said...

I am so lovin' your candle and your card. They are so elegant looking. . .

Dressing up your candle is a great way to use those filigree. . .them puppies are pricey but dressing up a candle as a home decor is such a wonderful way to use them. . . .and they won't burn like paper and burn your house down in the process. LOL!

Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!!

Maria

Julie said...

The candle's great but I love, love, love that card

Tonniece said...

Very, very pretty, I Love the whole project here Mel, so soft and elegant.
Yummy

Joy Martin said...

That is a cute idea! I've been looking for brads like that, where did you find yours?

Rachel said...

oh thats really amazing
you whole blog is so wunderful many of you projects are on my to-do-list
i am from germany and searched a long time for such filligree brads like these
can you tell me the shopname where you got them?
thx

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Hi Rachael, Thank you so much for your kind kind comment. I tried to answer you through email, but your blogger account is "no reply." Hopefully, you see this. I got them through Stamping Up! They now sell in Germany. So I hope you can find them. :O) mel