I taught four jewelry projects at yesterday's holiday craft night extravaganza! A simple swarovski crystal earring for all ages; a felt covered slap bracelet with hot glued holiday characters and sparkly pom-pom's; a pair of 3 dimensional snowflake earrings AND...a jingle bell ring!
The jingle bell ring is definitely my favorite! It was fun to make and to wear. You wouldn't think ONE bell would be so jingly, but it is!
It doesn't seem like a true crafty-craft unless you have to alter the original form in some way. We were pounding and cutting the bell to get the shank to lay flat, then all it took was a bit of hot glue. I thought it would be fun to add a little sparkle, so I super-glued on some flat back swarovski crystals. Yay! (Just for the record, we did all agree it could also be cute in the summer as a lady-bug :)
The concept behind the snowflake earrings was to show that plenty of things can be made into earrings besides standard beads and findings. These snowflakes came in a package of 8 for $1 on sale at Hobby Lobby for the purpose of decorating a mini holiday tree.
I added a swarovski bicone for a little sparkle and ended up liking these even better than the red swarovski crystal earrings. :)
I'd love to see and share your holiday projects if you've been creating. Feel free to comment with a link back to your projects or email me and I'll post them here over the next few weeks.
Have a great new week!