|The remains of the day
My mom's in town, so you know what that means: time for a crafternoon!
|Cords and beads
This time we played around with ideas from pins on my Miscellaneous Craft Projects board on Pinterest, using wine corks for key chains and Christmas ornaments. We came away pretty happy with our projects.
We used eye hooks in both ends of the cork to hold a keychain on one end and charms on jump rings on the other end. Here is one of my mother's creations, using beads, charms, and milagros :
Here are three Christmas-themed ornaments I made, using charm sets from Jo-Ann:
My mother saw these lightweight metal frames in my stash, and had the idea of pairing them with some vintage photos she brought for me.
Then she used a jump ring to connect a bead at the bottom, and made it into a necklace using a crocheted-bead necklace I had already made. Pretty, isn't it?
I used my framed photo to create a keychain, adding a jump ring filled with seed beads at the top, and a milagro charm hanging from the bottom.
My final two key chains continued our theme of dangling beads, charms, and Milagros:
Here is a closer look at each one:
Handling such tiny elements got a little rough on our eyes and our fingers, but overall we had a fun crafternoon. And I was happy to use up some more of my stash. I knew that set of jewelry pliers was going to come in handy some day!
For other cork key chain projects, check out these links that I have pinned to my Pinterest board:
Just what you needed: another excuse to drink wine!