I started making jewelry last year. I made some zipper pulls for a few friends for Christmas. I’d seen a picture of one in a catalog and of course, in true diy fashion, I thought, I can totally make that. I went to Michael’s, gathered up some supplies and got to work. I’ve learned a lot since those first zipper pulls. I’m not sure my stuff could stand the test of time back then. I’m using better quality products now and I continue to learn new techniques and perfect my skill. So this past summer I found these beads at Hobby Lobby that I thought looked like snowballs. They were shiny but had the texture of brand new snow. I knew they would make beautiful Christmas jewelry. I paired them with some red beads I had on hand, and this is how they turned out. Now, I have to apologize for the photos. The flash kept reflecting off the beads! I really need a better camera…Santa!
I really love how they turned out, and I can’t wait to start wearing them.
Here are a few of the supplies I used.
The first time I made a bracelet with the elastic cord I was very unsure of the knot I tied to secure it together. I put a little glue on it to keep it from coming apart. I’m still a little paranoid about the knot, but I’ve gotten better at it. Having the correct tools helps, and I try to get something new when the budget allows.
Here’s one of those zipper pulls I was telling you about. My sister is a photographer so I made this for her.
She really loved it. She’s got it hanging from her rear view mirror instead of using it as a zipper pull and that’s totally cool.
Well, I hope you liked my Christmas jewelry. Stay tuned for updates on the new house, or the spot where the new house will be, once they break ground. Until next time…