Friday, November 29, 2013

Personalized script necklace

I saw this on one of my favorite blogs and I thought I'd try this out myself.

I bought craft wire at Walmart for $1 a roll. I hand wrote "Love" on a piece of paper for reference on how I want the wire to be bent. Then I used my hands to bend the wire into the shape of the script. (I used my jewelry wire but it dented the craft wire too easily).

After a few tries, I finally got a "Love" that passed my anal perfection test. I put a jump ring on the L loop and e loop and a chain to each side. Added a lobster clasp to the end of the chains.

I like how it turned out! I wore it around the house and my hubby stopped me and said "Hey! Where did you buy that necklace???" I said "I made it myself!" and he said "it looks cool". :)

Christmas decorations

Okay, so I realize I've been a little quiet on this blog... Just a little. Thankful for a few days off at home and hole up in my craft room. :)

So, my new favorite scrapbooker is Ali Edwards and I just bought her October stamp set from Technique Tuesday. 

With it, I made some base pages for December Daily and this Christmas decoration:

It's so easy to make! First stamp and emboss the long star strip stamp on a few different Christmas patterned papers and solid cardstock. Here I made 8 strips.

Punch a hole on each end. Use 2 brads and attach the strips together. 

After attaching, pull strips apart to create a 3D ornament like decoration. 

Since it is all paper (duh), I'm afraid to put it up on the Christmas tree. I don't want to burn my house down. I like how a set of three looks. I think I might put them on my dining table (in a round basket) as a centerpiece instead. :)

What do you think?