Candlesticks in our time - a beautiful elementdecor, sometimes, an indicator of luxury or a work of art. However, he tried on the role of decoration himself not so long ago, in the past centuries the candlestick was the subject of necessity. For example, the ancient Egyptians inserted candles into special stands that looked like a lotus flower, from which, according to legend, the god of the Sun Ra appeared, bringing light to people. These candlesticks were primarily of ritual significance, and only in time people discovered that this is still a very convenient solution for everyday use. A new round of the history of the candlestick began in the 16th century. It was just an iron or wooden bar with recesses for candles. First of all, the functionality was valued, nobody particularly thought about the decorative component. However, the Renaissance has made its own corrections, and candlesticks appear, which are real masterpieces. Florentine and Venetian decorated with carvings, precious metals, various figures, inlaid with precious stones, pompous and artsy. In the modern world there are many candlesticks made in the most diverse directions and styles. In order to make the candlestick fit specifically to a particular interior or an important event, you can make it yourself. In the master classes presented in this article, candlesticks from beads will be considered. This is one of the most popular materials for needlework. Due to the variety of colors and shapes of small beads, you can create a candlestick for every taste. The simplest candlestick, decorated with beads. The beauty of this candlestick is that for his decor, it is not necessarily the ability to weave from beads. It will take:
- Beads of different colors;
- A glass beaker (it should be larger than a candle in diameter);
- PVA glue.
Beads are poured into a flat plate and mixed (if several colors are taken). Glue one half of the glass with glue, leave the bottom clean. Roll the glass half with glue in the beads. Wait until the glue hardens a little. Open the second half of the glass with glue and beads. Wait a little longer and cover with glue and beads in yet another layer. Wait till it dries completely, and the candlestick is ready. Very often needlewomen store a lot ofall sorts of little things from the category of "and suddenly needed." If among these gizmos there is a small frame from an old candlestick, a children's toy or something, his time has come. Candlestick made of beads in warm colors. It will take:
- Beads of different colors or shades;
- Nippers or scissors.
It is necessary to clean the frame from the old coating. Get a "skeleton", on the basis of which a candlestick will be created. Secure one end of the wire around the base of the frame. Start tapping the beads on the second end of the wire. Beaded low make the winding "skeleton" in a spiral. Where the frame has ribs, it will be necessary to make a loop of wire around them, for better fixing. When the winding is complete, it will be necessarymake a couple of turns of a wire tail and hide it in the last beaded row. The candlestick is ready. You can safely insert a candle and prepare for a romantic dinner. But a slightly more sophisticated version of the candlestickfrom the beads on the frame. You can not use the old "skeleton" and do not buy it in the store, but make it yourself from a thick wire. Then the candlestick with 100% confidence can be considered exclusive. Such author's things will be an excellent gift for relatives and friends. It will take:
- The frame is made of metal (in this master class a cube is used);
- Multicolored beads of different formats;
- Large beads (rectangular, square and diamond-shaped);
- Wire, combined in color with beads;
- Scissors or nippers, pliers.
Work, as in the previous case, will take place from the bottom up. It is necessary to fasten the wire with several turns around one leg (rib) of the frame. String the beads on the wire and fringe them all 4side of the cube. In the rows you can and you need to change the colors of the beads, one can be made from beads of another diameter. The main thing is that the shades of beads are in harmony with each other. After completing 4 - 5 rows, proceed to the next part of the decoration. To make of a wire with beads triangles, to fasten a wire diagonally on horizontal crosspieces of a skeleton. You can combine beads and beads, choose different sizes, the main thing is that the entire space was filled. Preliminary it is possible to draw a prospective pattern of the future candlestick. Repeat the winding with rows of beads, as in the beginning of the work. In the square holes to insert crystals, the most harmonious will look beads, almost coinciding in size with square "windows". The upper part of the candlestick again beaded with beads as in the very first action point. The tail of the wire is fixed with a pair of turns and hidden in a beaded row. It will only be to align the wires with beads and the candlestick is ready. Many needlewomen are faced with a problemcalibration of beads. Probably, each came across beads or even bead packs, slightly different in size among themselves. And if for items like necklaces or earrings such beads do not fit, then you can easily use it for candlesticks. In the manufacture of the next candlestick it is useful not only for such beads, but for trinkets from the section "what if it is suddenly needed". It can be, for example, seashells from an old bracelet. In this master class a candlestick made of beads will be created in the marine theme. It will take:
- Hairpins for hair (for 1 candlestick 6 pcs.);
- Beads of white and different shades of blue;
- Scissors, nippers, pliers.
To start, you need to shape the studs, as shown in the photo. Pin the wire with each other for a stable construction. For reliability, you can glue. Next, fasten one tail of the wire in thebottom and start decorating with beads, as in past versions. To make the rows beat more accurate and even, make a turn of wire at each joint of the studs. Through 4 - 5 rows you can weave seashells. The upper parts of the candlestick are braided separately. For the bottom use a similar principle of winding. Make several turns, fixing the wire in different places of the frame. The candlestick is ready. The next candlestick in bright colors and shades will suit creative people who love life in all its manifestations. Candlestick made of beads with a bright geometric pattern. To create such a positive candlestick in juicy shades you need knowledge of the principle of "brick weaving". Required:
- Beads of bright colors;
- A glass of suitable size;
- The line.
The principle of weaving a brick is quite simple. Here is a diagram. Remains only to draw on it the pattern that you like, or use the proposed here. It will be necessary to weave the tape along the length equal to the girth of the glass and equal in height to it. Wrap and sew the same fishing line. The beauty of this kind of weaving is that,that in addition to a variety of schemes for beads, you can use small schemes for cross stitching. In such candlesticks, motifs in the ethno style will look great. Beautiful and original candlesticks will be great gifts. Instead of glasses, you can use any glassware with flat sides. And you again can come in handy things from the category "and suddenly you need", for example, a jar of cream or an old vase.