I have seen these done in golds and whites and they can be spectacular. I appreciate having this, glad I saved it,,however, I may have to add to it, or alter it, at least change the lights to white, maybe paint the frame white.
It is 21"x27"...kinda big, and rather tacky.
I think it was a popular craft back in the early to mid 1970's.
After comparing stories, my sister and I think she bought one for each of us at a Church Bazaar.
Grandma did needlework mostly.
Some of the bling is nice. The sparklies are hard to photograph.
Lots of broken bottles.
Something to do with old junk jewelry to give it a new life.
Here is the back, to see how it was done. It was done on artist canvas. I suppose you would make the holes first, put the velvet on, then get the tree lights on, then add the broken glass and bling. Looks like hot glue was used. I was amazed the lights still worked after all these years in a box. I haven't hung it in probably 20yr. ...and when I did it, was in a dark spot at the end of a hallway, it's festive and not too bad at a distance. I'm looking forward to decorating for Christmas this year, now that we are settled. I just have to finish painting the family room first.
It was a beautiful day for The Veterans Day Parade. People came out in droves to enjoy it. My husbands boss kicked him out of the office to go, as he is the only Veteran. We were also treated to lunch. It was a nice honor and surprise. This very much a military community, and watching the marching soldiers brought tears to my eyes. Thank you to all the Veterans and their families everywhere, for your sacrifices, duty, and love of our country.
I am also embarrassed that our US Army soldier makes only 22 thousand a year.
Average American makes around 50
Average congressman makes around 75
Average federal employee makes around 174
Congress should also go to VA medical centers....and definitely not make more than our front line servicemen.
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing. Albert Einstein
"You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream -- the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order -- or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. Plutarch warned, 'The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.' The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing." --Ronald Reagan