It was a beautiful sunny day but the air was frigid. The temperature was just below freezing. As I looked outside the car window, I was astounded by the beauty of the trees. There was a coating of ice over the branches and the sun glistening down on them made the branches glisten like diamonds.
I tried to get a picture as we were moving at about 78 miles per hour. This will give you a little bit of an idea anyway although it doesn't come close to doing it justice:
After seeing that, I knew I had to incorporate the look into one of my crafts. I had just finished a lamp shade that I had covered with birch twigs. I wanted to make those twigs glisten like these trees.
This morning I went right to work on adding that sparkle to my shade. All I did was glue on some clear glass sequins and here is what I ended up with: