Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Do you know about the simple magic of cranberries and wire? I certainly didn't until my good friend, Kathrin, told me about the little ornaments she was making with just those two materials. We had to try it. My daughter whipped up a little heart, and said "this is easy!" in that confident, happy way that an almost 5 year old speaks. Each cranberry glides on, and the wire is stiffer than the traditional thread and needle.
The combination of the rigidity and flexibility of the wire is what makes this so interesting even after the stringing is done... you can make hearts, rings, initials, etc.
Wire ends are sharp... fabulous for piercing berries, but care should be taken if done with young children.
p.s. Did you check out the delicious recipes in Monday's comment section? Mmmmm!