Oh, I feel like it has been forever since I have written anything! My sincere apologies!!! To be honest, it has been crazy busy around the Cook household annnddd it is only going to get busier! We have a few trips planned this month, plus I have a 90 clock hour class I am about to start up for continued education for my Broker’s license. I am going to be one busy lady over the next few months! I’m sure gonna give it my very best to keep up the blog posts but I’m probably going to have to shave it down to once a week over the following months…. 🙁 Believe me, I’m so very sad to put my crafting on the back burner! But a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do to give my contribution to the fam!
Anyways, I wanna share with you my latest craft! You remember the sweet lil’ Valentine’s heart and arrow garland I made a few weeks back? Well, I had so many of those adorable little wooden charms left over and I HAD to think of another craft that I can utilize those cute lil’ guys with! And a light went off! Why not make some fun necklaces with them for another Valentine’s Day craft and…well…for everyday wear! Oh they are just so stinkin’ sweet you guys! Let’s not hesitate any longer and get to it!
List of your supplies that you need for this goodie:
– Jewelry Pliers
– Arrow and Heart wood charms
– Chain and clasps
– X-ACTO Knife
– Washi Tape
– Charms (optional)
*All of these materials can be found at Hobby Lobby.
So I’m gonna show you how to make the charm with the Washi Tape (the others are made exactly the same but without adding the tape). Grab your favorite pattern of Washi Tape and lay the heart charm down on the desired area of the tape that you would like to see. If there is a repetitive pattern, great. If there is not, go ahead and place it on a spot where you are going to get the most out of the pattern. Once you have done that, take your scissors and cut the small section off so it is easier to maneuver the X-ACTO knife. Take the knife and carefully cut closely around the charm. Trim off any excess edges.
Next, take a small screw and make a whole in the top corner of the heart. Go ahead and grab those jewelry pliers and a small hoop, and place it through the hole that you just created. Easy peasy huh?!
Last step is to make the chain of the necklace. Take you pliers, chain, loops, and clasp and open up one of the loops to add the clasp on. You can then add this onto the chain. Add the one last loop on the other end of the chain and you are done! You add your little charm on and you are set to wear it!
I mean, how adorable are these!!!! So, SO cute! These are quick and easy necklaces that would make perfect gifts for Valentine’s day for your girlfriends! Handmade and from the heart 🙂 Have fun crafting y’all!!