Crystal Sun Catchers

by Lynda Carson.
(Spring Valley, CA)

Crystal Sun Catchers by Lynda Carson  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Need an easy project to use up orphan beads? These crystal sun catchers are great!

You need to know how to make a simple wire loop to connect the components and you’re good to go.

(See Rena’s tutorial for How to Make a Simple Wire Loop.)

Crystal Sun Catchers by Lynda Carson  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I purchased a box of 12 crystal chandelier replacement pieces from Amazon.

My plan is to use these as an eye catching display on my jewelry table at some Fall craft fairs.

Crystal Sun Catchers by Lynda Carson  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

They will be hanging on a jewelry tree and really sparkly in the light.

I hope these catch the shoppers’ attention and bring them into my booth area.

Crystal Sun Catchers by Lynda Carson  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I used 18 g. wire to make the hangers.

I need to make more of these to complete the last seven.

Lynda Carson
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  • Great booth idea, Lynda! And a clever use of orphan beads. The chandelier pieces make an interesting shape for the sun catcher. I’m sure these will capture your audience’s attention!

  • Lynn E. says:

    These are all so beautiful! I especially like the ones with the “unexpected” components such as the buttons and the key. Your sun catchers should sell like hotcakes!

  • Carol says:

    Thanks! I have a lot of orphan beads (and earrings) and this gives me a way to use them up!

  • Kristen Holdcraft says:

    Your suncatchers are so beautiful, & a fantastic idea! I’m sure they will draw customers to your booth! Best of luck selling during the Autumn season! 🙂

  • Coral says:

    Fabulous! I love these, what a great idea Lynda!

  • Lynda Carson says:

    Thank you! I just finished them up and hung them on the jewelry tree. They certainly do sparkle and cast a thousand points of light when set in the sunlight!

  • Alice says:

    I love your suncatchers!

  • Nancy Vaughan says:

    These are fantastic eye catchers and should be great sellers.

    Aren’t chandelier parts fun!

  • Lynda carson says:

    Thank you, Rena, for including one of your awesome tutorials for the simple wire loop…Great idea!

  • BarbB says:

    Such a fun idea! I love how you have incorporated not only beads and charms, but buttons, too. Lovely!

  • Ruth says:

    Beautiful and what a great way to incorporate the orphan beads, of which I have so many. I like the combinations of charms and beads you chose for each one, making truly unique sun catchers.

  • My pleasure, Lynda – I wanted to make sure no one’s inspiration would come to a halt if they didn’t know how to make a wire loop. And thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous sun catchers! 🙂

  • Misty says:

    Might I ask how tall your jewelry tree is? I can’t seem to find one tall enough! Thanks in advance!

  • Misty Doy says:

    Added: I gave this a shot and it turned out beautifully! I used a three part garden flag stand without the middle pole so that it was a tad shorter, and placed it in a heavy ceramic square planter with small decorative rocks. The suncatchers look amazing on the display, and I can’t wait for our next show!

  • Misty says:

    One last comment—I put these out last weekend and SOLD OUT! What a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for sharing your idea. It was my biggest money maker at that show!

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