Saturday, April 20, 2013

Simple DIY Vintage Charm

Saw THE cutest vintage looking charm on a lady the other day and commented on how cute it was so I could buy more time to study it and take the mental notes!  I noticed the filigree frame right away since I already had some at home :)   She told me her son bought it for her birthday from a local boutique.  A very sweet gift indeed.  Here's my rendition of the charm necklace.

This project requires 5 minimal materials:    Filigree charm base, any chain you may already have, rosary link or even an eyeglass necklace will do, a single jumpring, a Vintage looking image cut from a card or downloaded and printed from free or purchased images available online, and lastly a clear sealant.

That's it!  This would make a lovely Mother's Day gift.  (hint, hint)

See other gift ideas here.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What to do on a quiet afternoon?

The house is empty, it's my day off and I just spent the afternoon doing what I love, making charm jewelry. I just completed the final assembly for a special order I've been working on, a retirement charm necklace gift.  Ahhh, retirement....can't wait!

This was made to order with a custom company logo charm, airplane charm, hand stamped "Enjoy the Journey" charm, hand stamped employee number, a uniform button, and strand of rhinestones.
A wonderful retirement gift, a memento of years of service.

See other samples of retirement charms here.