Thursday, May 07, 2009

Make it for Mom: Charmingly Fresh

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Make it for Mom: Mixed Metal Necklace

With just 3 packs of Fresh charms/pendants and a few beads from Michaels - I was able to whip up 3 quick projects for Mother's Day.


Materials:
Fresh – Peace #85907 Charm
Fresh – Hearts Set # 85908
Modify – Glass beads Yellow #85875
Modify – Glass beads light blue #85872
Modify – Toggle Clasp #85834
Modify – Loop Chain #85826
Gold Angel Charm
Gold Jump Rings – various sizes
1 Extra large gold jumpring
2 pairs pliers - chain nose
Large jump rings – silver

Steps:

1. Using pliers, attach gold jump rings to each charm and glass bead. Make the pendant by, attaching all the charms and glass beads to a large gold rump ring. I used the large tree charm, peach charm 2 heart charms, 1 yellow bead, 1 blue bead and the gold angel charm. (save the other charms for the other projects!)

2. Cut a piece of chain 34” long (you can make it longer if you wish). Fold the chain in half. Slide the pendant onto the chain. Using pliers, attach the toggle clasp to the ends with jump rings.



Make it for Mom – Charmed Tote

Embellish a tote bag by hand sewing the large tree charm in the center of the bag.

Make it for Mom – Peace Key Chain

Materials:
Fresh – Peace #85907 Charm
Fresh – Hearts Set # 85908
Modify – Glass beads Yellow #85875
Modify – Glass beads light blue #85872
Faux Show Jewelry - Key Chain Blanks Item # 94828
2 pairs pliers - chain nose
Large jump rings

Steps:

1. Make the key chain by attaching 2 glass beads, 2 heart charms and the peace charm to a large jump ring. Use jump rings when necessary. Unscrew the ball on the key chain blank, slide the charmed jump ring on and reattach the ball.

2 comments:

  1. These are just gorgeous!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing these projects. I used your tutorial to make a key ring which I posted about today (and linked to you). Following your instructions were easy and I quite enjoyed this project. Thank you!

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Cathie

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