...turned into a flock of these!
And you'll notice that some gold wire is pictured in the first photograph. That is because I thought I would be using wire. Alas. After a good solid go at it though, the picture in my head just would not be achieved when wire was involved. We had an ugly wiry mess. So I nixed the wire completely in favor of my trusty glue gun. Triumph! This little turkey is like my Pinocchio- I can just hear him singing, "I've got no strings to tie me down..."! :)
For Tom the Turkey's head and body, I glued two sizes of brown glass pearls to each other, the bottom pearl with its holes on the top and bottom, and the top pearl with its hole pointing out. This way their holes would get covered up by other beads.
I hot-glued a yellow "beak" bead over the hole on the front of the face (doesn't it look like he's squawking with an open mouth??) and the wiggly-shaped red bead next to it for the dangly red thing they have on their faces.
Using the same yellow beads as for the beak, I glued two underneath the body bead, for Tom's feet.
For the tail, I glued five red beads together with their holes touching.
Then I glued it to the back of the large brown bead.
And that was it! Once I figured out what to do, it took maybe two minutes per turkey to complete. And crafts like THAT are something we can all be thankful for! :)
I made these thinking I would use them to decorate napkin rings, but plans have changed and since I won't be hosting Thanksgiving dinner anymore, it's a good thing these little cuties are so versatile! They perch well on a mantel,
make a fun Christmas ornament,
and look great on your lapel when you glue them to a pin-back!
Annalise took a two and a half hour nap yesterday (unprecedented!) which allowed me to make these. Just another thing to remember to be grateful for. :)
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Eeek! Those turkeys are too cute!ReplyDelete
these are the best! i'm ready to bust down the door to get my beads! thanks so much!ReplyDelete
Wow.. I just love your turkeys.. so lovely.. congrats!ReplyDelete
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Very Clever! Your turkeys are too cute!ReplyDelete
Those are the cutest turkeys EVER!ReplyDelete
You clever, clever girl! Those are adorable!ReplyDelete
Adorable! Love it as a pin!ReplyDelete
I love the label pin idea! I just might have to make these for the ladies at Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
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Wow these are great. Nice job.ReplyDelete
How cute is this? What a great idea! Love it.ReplyDelete
SO stinkin cute Jess!!! Have you checked out AllThingsThrifty(dot)blogspot(dot)com??? You MUST!!! I think you'd enjoy it and you need to be featured there!!!! Miss you =)...ReplyDelete
These turkeys are pure cuteness!ReplyDelete
Those are simply, adorable! I'm in a Christmas ornament group and we're suppose to make ornaments for everyone. do you have any suggestions of a quick, easy ornament I could make? Thanks!ReplyDelete
These are soooo cute! What a great idea.ReplyDelete
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Love these. It turned out so great. I love hot glue guns as well..they make things so fast!:)ReplyDelete
Thank-you SO much for the burlap Thanksgiving printable. I printed mine and really like it. (I shared it on my blog.)ReplyDelete
I love these-so cuteReplyDelete
These are the cutest darn turkeys ever! I LOVE these kinds of little details. Thanks for sharing such a fun and sweet idea! I could seriously make a million of these things...but won't of course!ReplyDelete
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Hi Jessica, thanks for stopping by Junkdog Design and leaving the nice comment about my Seed Bead Bottles! New Follower on your wonderful blog. And, those Turkeys are Amazing!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, adorable! So cute. I love that little turkey guy! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
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Couldn't resist sharing your turkeys in my post today! Thanks for such a sweet little detail. I LOVE details!ReplyDelete
I made these with my daughter tonight. They turned out great! I have to buy more beads tomorrow b/c she wants more to give her friends. Thanks for the fantastic idea!ReplyDelete
Super cute and clever, these would make perfect gifts for teachers, coworkers and friends!ReplyDelete
Awww, those turkeys are sooo cute!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness.. these are so cute!! I love them!ReplyDelete
ADORABLE!!! Thanks for sharing on Thrilling Thursday!ReplyDelete
darling! creative and cuteReplyDelete
What a smart idea!
I LOVE turkeys! So adorable...will be making these!ReplyDelete
Wow, they're actually really pretty for turkeys.ReplyDelete
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