Holiday Gifts Countdown, Part 2

The Christmas movies have started – are you feeling the panic set in? You know you want to make some of your gifts, but not sure exactly what and you’re wondering when can you get them done.

Okay, let’s reduce the panic a little; here are some more ideas from BeadFX’s Inspiration Gallery that will make perfect gifts.

By the way, if you’re in the Toronto area and looking for dedicated time to work on your gifts, why not drop by Open Bead Night or Afternoon Bead Tea? If you’re a metalworker or lampworker, Open Metal Studios and Happy Hour Torching is an ideal time to work on your projects too!

Tango in Tibet

Creating a stretchy bracelet with large seed beads is a quick and easy project. This project is done with large 6/0 or 7/0 seed beads accented with a metal button. The stretchy format ensures that fit is guaranteed!

Hanging Up My Heart

This project is a perfect way to showcase a meaningful item for a friend or family member so she can wear it as a pendant. Place an object inside the jar; add a charm or two on short chains and attach it all to a simple chain or cord for wearing

Colour Me Happy

Fans of colouring books will enjoy a personalized pendant as a gift. Hang the wooden pendant from a ribbon, cord or leather.

Suggestion: How about giving all the components – including the oil-based Sharpies – as a DIY gift for your crafty friend!

Fired Up Spikes

How about a pair of earrings? This design features gemstone chain and small Swarovksi spike pendants to create a long dangle. Shorten the chain, choose your recipient’s favourite colour and change the dangle to personalize it.

Simply Stunning

Take advantage of fancy chains and one simple, statement pendant. This piece uses Mexican amber which is lightweight and will be enthusiastically received as a gift.

Personalize it by choosing other chain styles and perhaps a lampwork bead (there are several available on-line at BeadFX!)

Click on the project titles to get complete instructions and the materials list. Of course you can choose alternate colours and styles.

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