CREATE STYLISH CURTAIN TIE-BACKS

“Dress Up” your window treatments with Vintage Jewelry!!!

You can find almost any style, color, size & design of Vintage Jewelry at your local yard sales, estate sales & flea markets.

Once you begin “collecting” pieces, you should have no difficulty finding styles which will compliment your décor.


Many beaded/pearl necklaces are knotted, so they can be cut to any length. The length of your tie-backs will depend on the thickness of the drapery. Since most of our window coverings are lace panels, I use a 10” to 12” length.

Set 1 - Curtain Tie Backs Set 2 - Curtain Tie Backs

Set 1 - Curtain Tie Backs Set 2 - Curtain Tie Backs



If the string of beaded necklace is not knotted, you can just cut the string or cord and separate the beads. Then decide on your pattern and thread the beads on a lightweight wire.
I use 26 gauge craft wire & double the wire.

Once you have threaded all of your beads, you will need to form a small hook & eye, so your can connect the tie-back around the curtain.

Set 1 Set 2

Set 1 Set 2

Set 1 Set 2



The pieces you find, which use links to connect the beads & chain, are easy to separate. You need to decide on the length, and open the links, using pliers. I use two pair of small needle-nose pliers on either side of the openning and just gently twist apart.

You will need to form some type of hook, so the ends can be connected.
I use a 20 gauge jewelry wire.

Set 1 Set 2

Set 1 Set 2

Set 1 Set 2

Set 1 Set 2

NOTE: To attach the tie-backs, I use small brass screw-in hooks.
I place them at the outside edge of the window trim.



RESOURCES:

The 26 & 20 gauge wire and needle-nose pliers can be found in the Floral or Craft section of your local Wal-Mart, or craft store.


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