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4 Gold rings in the desired sizes. Mine were 14″, 12″, 6″ and 1 1/2 inch rings.
Basics acrylic paint in gold and white
Darice craftwood Ball Knobs (or something similar) and a drill if using these knobs.
clear nylon jewelry string
1/8″ x 12″ wooden dowel
cardboard cut to size. 12″ x 9″
Glue sticks (gorilla glue brand is my favorite)
Yarn. I used Big Twist Acrylic Yarn in Blush(11 oz) and Sugar’ N Cream cotton yarn in ECRU
44″ H, 15″ W
Begin by painting all your rings (4) and wooden dowel gold with the acrylic paint. Gold spray paint would probably work well here but I had the acrylic paint on hand so I went that route. The rings are already gold but I wanted to enhance their color and brighten them up a bit. Hang them to dry overnight. This is how I hung them to dry. I finally found a use for all these plastic hangers I have laying around!
arrange your rings and dowel on a flat surface and create a design that looks good to you. (leave out the little gold ring, that will be used to hang your art later on). Once you have them placed how you like, make sure they are even, and glue them together with a glue gun. While the glue dries, apply a thin layer of the white acrylic paint in various locations. Once the glue has dried, apply another thin layer of paint over the glue from the glue gun to make it look seamless. Gluing your wall art together is the most important part, you want to make sure it is very secure, so take your time with this step. I even added glue to the back to make sure it was very secure.
While all of that is drying, start making the tassels! I made three tassels for this piece, the middle tassel is made with cotton Sugar’ N Cream yarn. I used an entire skein for the middle tassel, except for about a foot and a half that I cut off for use at the end to hang the piece. Start by wrapping your yarn around the piece of cardboard until the entire skein is gone. Carefully remove the yarn from the cardboard, and with a small piece of yarn create a loop at the top (see video below) tie a knot and disguise the knot by moving it underneath. with a long piece of yarn, wrap around the top and secure with a knot. Knot the loop at the top and trim the bottom. Make two more tassels, but these will be a little smaller. I wrapped Big Twist acrylic yarn in blush 120 times around the cardboard and repeated the previous steps. I trimmed these slightly shorter than the cotton yarn.
I really wanted large wood embellishments for the bottom of this piece. The only thing I could find at the craft store were either wood jewelry pieces or the craftwood ball knobs. I chose the knobs because they were significantly bigger and I liked the color. I needed to drill a hole through these though, so if you would like to skip this step and just purchase jewelry pieces that will work as well.
String your nylon jewelry cord through each ball and attach them to your tassels, tie a knot. Cut the the nylon cording at the top leaving a few inches to tie onto your wall art like so.
Secure the top of your wall art by making a knot around the wooden dowel and your top ring (the one attached to your wall art). Twist the yarn several times. Leave a few inches in between the dowel and your last little gold ring. Tie a knot to the last gold ring and wrap the yarn several times, secure.
Hang your beautiful wall art!
Gold rings- 14″
only sold in a 12/pk online 6″
small gold ring- 1 1/2 inch
Basics Paint- Gold
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