Welcome to our first project of the New Year! Today we're gearing up for Valentine's Day with a couple of special projects for the lovely Gal Pals in our lives that make our hearts sing. You know who they are...our moms, sisters, cousins, besties; all the beautiful women that make our lives full. They've reared us, shaped us, lent us a shoulder when we needed to cry, told us a joke when we needed to laugh, and we LOVE them for it! So why not tell them with a handmade gift.
Let's get started...
What You'll Need
Craft Fantastic Assorted Fancy Trays - I used the Heart Key, Medium Fancy Heart, and Small Heart Charm Trays.
Craft Fantastic Assorted Glass Cabochons - Small Glass Rounds, Medium Glass Hearts, Small Glass Hearts (these are available as a kit with the Small Heart Charm Trays).
Assorted Craft Fantastic Charms - Heart, Flower Heart, Bird Connector Charms.
Craft Fantastic Multi Purpose Pliers - 2 pairs make the addition of jump rings quick and easy.
I've rounded up my supplies, now I'm ready to make something fabulous for my gal pals! I started by selecting images and adding them to my glass cabochons. I chose to add their initials to make them even more personal. In this case, these are for my lovely coworkers Jenny and Shay! If you need a refresher on how to add the images to the glass, you can find it HERE.
After I made my glass pieces and affixed them into the corresponding trays with jeweler's dots, I laid out my pieces to get an idea of how I wanted to put this fob together.
I used a 24" rolo chain cut into various lengths to attach my trays. Nothing fancy needed to cut the chain, just a pair of dollar store scissors.
I attached the chain to the charms and trays using small jump rings, then attached each of these strands to large jump rings. Then I added the large jump rings to the ring of the key clip.
There! All put together and ready to give!
I made Jenny's in the antique brass finish.
I don't know which one I like better!
Here's Jenny's in action! Attach it to the zipper or to the ring on the strap.
Here's Shay's! The silver finish looks great against that blue!
Did you enjoy today's project as much as I did? I cannot tell you how good it feels to make something special for people you care about :) If you decide to make this project or something else for Valentine's Day, please share it with us on our Craft Fantastic Facebook Page or email it to me at DearCrafty@CraftFantastic.com. We LOVE to see what you're working on!
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