Hi friends! Happy 2022! Today I am back with a shorter blog as this project is not quite complete. I am still waiting for a crucial component to come from Amazon!
Last week I was hanging out with my mother and was feeling craftily uninspired so we went on a little shopping trip. Obviously one of our stops was the Dollar Tree. I am a big fan of tiny little things so I was immediately excited by these little glass bottle charms.
Right next to them were some fun beads and stretch cord and an idea started to take shape.
When my mother and I have an opportunity to do craft fairs, I like to make sure that I have a range of things that would appeal to adults and children. I don't usually make jewelry, but these supplies above really seemed to lend themselves to a cute necklace/bracelet combo. I don't care how old you are, letter beads are always adorable!
I started by filling each little glass charm with some of the beads. I then put some Super Glue on the rim of the glass before pressing the cork topper back on to make sure it would stick. I also put a tiny dot of Super Glue on the place where the little eye bolt was pushed into the cork at the top to ensure that wouldn't slide out.
Next I used the variety of beads and stretchy cord to make some cute words that matched the color scheme of the bottle they would be going with.
The plan is to tie up the stretchy cord onto a jump ring and also attach the bottle to the same jump ring so that they can hang from a necklace chain together. I bought these silver necklace chains, but also want to try it out on the colored stretchy cord to see how that looks. The thing I am waiting on is appropriately sized jump rings so I can get started on putting everything together when those come!
I also made some bracelets to match each necklace. The plan is to keep them untied so that they can be tied to the perfect rightness for whoever is wearing them, but I also might try my hand at some of those slidey knots that you can tighten.
Finally, I made some simple monogram strands and some matching bead strands. The plan is to use my jump rings when they come and attach each pair to one of these silver clips to make cute little monogram keychains.
And that's it on this simple project! Along with the jump rings, I also have a larger variety pack of letter beads coming from Amazon as I've been having a really great time making things with them. I even made myself a little keychain with a not so safe for work swear word on it and I think there could be a niche market for bracelets, keychains or necklaces with some sassy phrases although I'm feeling like that may not be appropriate for the blog :)
I hope you guys have a happy Sunday! Let me know what you think of these bracelets and necklaces in the comments below!
P.S. Today's image in the blog front page is from Pexels user Magda Ehlers:
I am a 26-year-old crafter and baker from New Hampshire!