Dollar Store Cross Transformation

4 Materials
3 Hours
I saw this wooden cross in Dollar Tree and it spoke to me,"make me pretty".I looked around, surely I couldn't be the only one that heard that?Too many days stuck in operation isolation?Yep, my first day to the Dollar Tree in months.I felt like a medium, but instead of spirits, I had all these goodies calling out to me!I won't show a photo of what my cart looked like when I was done. Let's just say the little's had a huge box going their way too!I had something for everyone....probably something they may not have wanted but I swear everything had sparkles and rainbows around emanating from them!!
 The first thing I did was take off that burlap bow and thumb tack!
It definitely needed to get out of that drab gray.A nice coat of Aqua Cool Pearl, brightened it right up.
 I pulled out my beads and embellishments, I found a medal with an Angel on it, which went in the center. I surrounded it with metal lavender beads. I edged the cross with a bunch of bead caps that seemed just right. So on they went with some GE Silicone.
I lined the inside of the bead caps with a string of pearls.Then filled in the empty spaces with 2 colors of clear aqua bicones.  I ended up dotting the spaces between the bead caps with more metal lavender beads. The bottom looked bare. I covered it in rhinestone strips. I really like the way it turned out. I only wish I would have gotten more.

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  • Jaiipeters Jaiipeters on Aug 14, 2020

    I have this exact same angel! I don't know where she came from, but my boyfriend gave her to me to put in my little trinket/crystal bowl I have and I absolutely love her. I enjoyed your tutorial very much and seeing the little angel be used in another way 💗

    • How neat! Not sure where I got this one either, probably in a bag of jewelry at an Estate Sale, etc. I love her too. She sits in the cross above my bed.  You can see more photos on my blog.