Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Crafting your Christmas with CTMH-Base & Bling

Many of us like the idea of making the gifts we give. A handmade gift often times leaves us feeling like we are giving more than just the usual gift, because the time that it takes to create carries the gift of love with it. Sometimes a handmade gift will also allow us to stretch a dollar a little farther, because each year the list of those we want to bless with a gift tends to grow a little longer. Whatever your reasoning, I thought I would help you get your creative minds flowing with these examples of Christmas crafts when giving this year. Find additional supplies and ideas in the 2015 Holiday Expressions from CTMH. And don't forget to join the Christmas Party when checking out.

#2 Base & Bling

All women love jewelry! Necklaces with a monogram, pictures of the grandchildren, or Christmas accents will make a cherished present for either a school teacher or a precious loved one.

These pendant necklaces are all over Pinterest. Many of the ideas I find on Pinterest are great, but I struggle with being able to find the supplies to recreate the ideas. Not the case with the pendant necklaces because of the CTMH Base & Bling line. They offer everything you need down to the adhesive ;) I recommend making 3 necklaces at a time and I would love to step you through the process.

1- Choose a color (faux silver or faux gold)

2-Purchase chains: the chains come in 30" with lobster style clasp.
     Faux Silver Z3160
     Faux Gold Z3159

3-Choose a style sheet. Make sure your style sheet works with your pendant shape. Another option is to place pictures inside your pendant. Test the adhesive on your pictures to make sure they do not smear.

4-Choose a pendant shape. 3 pendants come in each order. Of course, make sure the pendant color matches your chain and style sheet.
     Square Pendant
     Circle Pendant
     Oval Pendant
     Rectangle Pendant

5-Glass covers. 3 covers are in each order.

6-Charms: Personalize your necklaces with charms. I recommend 2 charms per necklace. Each order comes with 3 duplicate charms. Options include:
     Jingle Bells

Don't forget the Liquid Glass, which is the perfect adhesive for this project. It goes on cloudy but dries crystal clear.

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