December 16, 2009

Rings & Things Blog Partner Project: Holiday Charms

Here is a fun and easy project to whip up for last minute gifts like stocking stuffers, secret santa, student gift exchanges and teacher's gifts.  It's also a great way to use up any left over beads you have on your table!

Rings & Things sent us these Chinese lampwork glass beads.  They may not have the longest lifespan because they are not kiln annealed, so be aware of that when buying factory made lampwork beads. 

The "snowflake" charms are bead caps that have been flattened with my ball hammer. 

1. Penguin Zipper Charm: these little charms can be used on coats, purses or backpacks.  Add a lobster claw clasp to your charm with a jumpring.

2. Snowman Pendant: Add your charm to a cable chain for a cute necklace for a young one on your gift list.

3. Coal Cell Phone Charm: Add your charm to a cell phone lanyard to add a little holiday bling to your phone. 

These are also a perfect project to keep the kids busy and offers them a chance to make some fun gifts for their friends and family.


Right Turn ArtWerks said...

Thanks for the great ideas Heather and also for mentioning the kiln're just a super artist and person.

Dave Robertson said...

The DIY snowflake charms make my day, what good thinking, Heather!

:) Dave
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