This year was a lean Christmas gift year. We bought a new house and barely survived a relocation. We know and appreciate that Holidays now are more about who you spend them with and how you spend them.
I was tickled to open up this gift at Christmas. What beader could resist such a heartfelt and well thought out gift?
I know! I have no idea what to do with the Evil eye beads, but it should be interesting when I get around to that.
I targeted right in on those amethyst long clear beads and the round rose colored ones as well. It took me five minutes to imagine exactly what I would do with them. It took a lot longer to figure out if I could make it look like what I imagined.
I happened to have this on hand to add to the rose colored pile. I used the dangling crystals and added them to jump rings.
In an effort to escape the chaos of my house (with other people in it), I tackled this two days after Christmas. Give me a little credit for holding out that long.
This was my planning pile.
The first step is always the deciding factor. The long beads looked odd alone so I double or tripled up on them.
Then I really got in the zone.
Add a big ole lobster clasp (since I have about 30 on hand).
I was so pleased with the results that I made two. The shorter one is for me since the beads were a gift. The bracelet makes such a happy sound when I wear it.
My stepson was thrilled I had made something so quickly with his gift. He suggested I turn each bracelet into an earring . Hmm. I do like big earrings, but I think that by using the same materials I can create a much tinier (shorter) version for earrings.
The longer bracelet can be sized for whomever ends up the lucky owner. Let me know if you are interested. This will be on etsy in January if I have not sold it sooner. Price for the bracelet will be $45. Shipping is included in the price.
Did you luck out and get useful gifts for the Holidays? If so, leave a comment and share your thoughts.
I am off to create some moderate but similar earrings:)