My sis Sarah and I exchange a little gift every other month, at the beginning of the even months. So it is time here for the February gift and this gift I just didn’t want to part with!
I started with some sheet music, a few pages from an old dictionary, an old map, some scrapbooking paper, Mod Podge, small flat shell beads and a few bigger ones, some necklace jewelry chain, a few jump rings and a heart punch (about an inch in diameter), oh yeah, and an idea!
First I cut out the hearts…I used the “heart” page in the dictionary, some cute song lyrics (the farmer takes a wife, the wife takes…etc), and maps from everywhere Sarah has lived.
I Mod Podged (is that a word?) the hearts to the scrapbook paper (cardstock) and just kept applying layers of Mod Podge until the hearts were quite stiff, I covered both sides of the cardstock. Let them dry completely and then punch a tiny hole in the top of each heart.
Attach a jump ring to each bead and each heart and place them on the chain, arranging them as you wish! Mine are arranged imperfectly, no measuring. I made my necklace long enough that I didn’t put a clasp on it, but you could if you wanted or if you made the necklace shorter.
I wish I could see her open it!
Well, I didn’t get to see Sarah open the necklace, but I did enjoy getting a few texts from her! She was talking about the necklace!
Now I believe I am going to have to make one for myself!
I am linking to these great parties!