I did about 3 hours of shopping for craft supplies this past weekend in preparation for the gifts I was going to make for Christmas. Luckily, on Sunday, after being overwhelmed at everything sitting in the bag, I sat down and got straight to work on the first gift.
Its not completely handmade but I did have to stick on all the individual crystals and arrange it myself. I thought it looked pretty nice. I think I probably spent an hour arranging and rearranging the crystal beads on the pendant to see how it looked.
This was testing phase and final choice
Originally, I was going to make a semi-precious necklace but seeing as my local Walmart didn’t have anything I particularly needed and was overloaded with people. I managed to find the pendant and crystals to put on. I thought it would be pretty nice thought. I started regretting immediately that I didn’t go to an arts and crafts supplies store right when I got home.
If you are at all interested in making this, which I think is a pretty nice thought, here are the supplies I used:
– 18 inch (45.72cm) nylon cord necklace
– Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements Pendant
– Swarovski Elements Flat Back Non-Hot Fix Crystals
– Crystal Glue Pen
This is the final product.
You need to give it a little time to dry though. The gluing might have taken me an hour or so. Glue pens I actually don’t regret doing this because when my boyfriend saw it, he gave me the approval. You can’t see it clearly with the reflection but I used two different shades of blue crystals and white/clear crystals. The blue ones were somewhere along the lines of aqua and sapphire. The clear crystals are the ones that are looking a bit pink in the light. It’d say its pretty.
Also, you don’t have to get this at Walmart or whatnot. I was researching this online and saw that the Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements is actually something you can customize for different events and more choices are available online. Here’s the link if you’re interested: http://www.create-your-style.com/Content.Node/index.php? I’m not advertising for them but they seem to be nifty design projects that I’m definitely going to look into for future reference.
One day, I will actually get that jewelry making skills down. I am quite pleased with this one and it was really fun. I’ll probably go ahead to learn more complicated ones eventually.