Sunday, July 19, 2009

I need a new craft like I need a hole in the head!

First off, an apology. Megan and I have been on vacation. We have successfully taken most of June and July off. Megan has been here in Utah and we just tried to get some hanging out sister time in. So if we have any fans out there still, we apologize for being such slackers. We will both be getting back to real life soon which will include plenty of crafting blogs hopefully you will enjoy.

I am almost embarrassed to post this. See crafting is like a real life addiction to me. I get an idea in my head and I have to get it immediately. When we started to knit a couple months ago, I had to get going right away. I needed the right needles, I wasn't even patient to order online, and called all the local shops for the right items. (you guys are about to see some CUTE stuff we have knitted.) but back to my addiction. I have seen these cute charms around at local boutiques. They are adorable and overpriced (especially if you are a crafter and everything you see you think how you can make it cuter and cheaper.) So I wanted to make some. I figured I could find out how to make it, because I remember making a stained glass airplane thing in 7th grade art. So I knew I had soldered before and it wasn't that hard. After hours of research online to figure out how and best places for supplies, I made my orders and got my insides ready to go.
Meg and I also are digital scrapbookers. (LOVE IT). So the insides were all created with digital files and photoshop. Then we customized them with our personal photos. And added some cute glitter. I had a few failed attempts, but in the end I am VERY happy. These are not hard. And I have already made gifts for friends and family. If you have any questions, email me or leave me a comment. I am not sure what the interest will be on me getting more specific on tutorials or links. Anyhow, hope you all like my necklace. It makes me happy to see my little girlie's around my neck.


11 comments:

Jen R. said...

The necklace is really pretty! It's a great craft and you did a wonderful job! I hope you don't mind me saying this but the blog typeface being light blue and so small was a bit hard to read. :)

Amy said...

Okay, I really want to learn, like RIGHT NOW! I realize that unlike you, it take me several months to get into things and get it right but eventually I get it! Please...e-mail me all you know!
♥Amy

Poulsen Family said...

Darling! I'd love a tute! I found you not very long ago and have been following. Cutest ever!

pegsplace said...

Me three for a tutorial :)...they are positively lovely! I came here through La vie en rosie to see your first and latest quilts...still scrolling! I have seen these pendants and like you I seem to have gotten the supplies but I need direction...can you give me some?

Thanks,
Peggy

The Hershey Bryces said...

OK, am the Enrichment Counselor in my ward and am always on the lookout for darling, not so overused crafts for Super Saturday and other activities. I would LOVE to know how to make them. They would be a HUGE hit!
BTW, I have been following your blog for some time now and absolutely LOVE your quilts!! You ladies have talent to be envied :)

Suzette in Hershey, PA
bryce_home@yahoo.com

Krista W. said...

I would LOVE a tutorial! I have seen them in stores but would love to make personalized charms!!!!1

Megan said...

These were sooo fun to make, I was very impressed that you figured it out, but they definitely were easy with the right supplies! I can't wait to make many more!

The Wilkins' said...

i would be interested in more information and tutorial for making these.

katecanskate@hotmail.com
Thanks!

Sonnie said...

I would love a tute also. Great necklace!

Misty.Castagno said...

Would love to learn how you made these!
misty.castagno@aggiemail.usu.edu

Heather said...

I too, love this jewelry, but I simply do not spend much money on it. I would absolutely LOVE to make these. I know it has been months since you actually posted this, but will you please share your knowledge? I bet if you did a tut on this, it would be a *hit*. Thanks
hgenessy at gmail.com