Why Sparkleballs Matter

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display by Wayne and Paula Cunningham (Lakeland FL)
Mihai and Lucas (Amsterdam)

In an email from Amsterdam, Sandra dos Santos sent these words:  May sparkleballs continue to bring light to the darkness.  That’s exactly why I love this craft.  In a world which seems to be growing in darkness and division, how dear it feels to hand-make a small sphere of  light.  How sweet to see sparkleballs around the world in Egypt and Amsterdam and Florida made for no other reason than joy.  Merry Sparkleballs to one and all.


 

How to Make: Sparklehive

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Sparklehive by Sabel
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Pyramid 1 |  /// cups

The superstar of Sabel’s collection is Sparklehive, the Frank Lloyd Wright of sparkleballs.  It’s built in two pyramids of stacked rectangles, which are then joined end to end with a soldering iron.  Pyramid one (at left) is 6 tiers of cups placed the same way  //// .  In Pyramid two the cups are nested /\//\/.  A light strand is suspended inside from the top and  cascades down.    Sabel says that Sparklehive looms over the room in a wonderfully creepy way.  I think it’s quite majestic.