Winter has apparently arrived. We had a couple of mild days but overall it's been chilly. We had snow the other day and a blizzard's on the way. Ugh. I'm still chipping away at a new cross stitch that is very tedius, and I needed a craft that I could do in order to get fast results. Decided to try the Alum Crystal Candles . I got the alum off of Amazon, not the food kind but a more 'industrial' kind cause I read that they formed better crystals. Everything came together pretty quickly and then I just had to wait overnight till it was done.
I used a can lid for my project. It was supposed to be able to be used as a tea light holder.
It came out pretty but the crystals are really crumbly. More than borax.
I was kind of underwhelmed with the results. It needs way more crystals grown inside the lid.
Crystals grew on the bottom which I didn't expect and it's very uneven.
The paper towel on which it was drained looked pretty.
I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it....the blue crystals are so pretty and sparkly so it's hard to part with it.
I'm making really great progress on the zenbroidery!
This is so much fun! If you embroider, I highly recommend getting one of their patterns. Even if you don't, it comes with an instruction sheet of different stitches.
Variegated floss is the best.
I'll be adding beads and sequins at the end, although it's tempting to do them now, but I am afraid they'd break if they get crushed by the hoop.