My family has decided to have a $5.00 brown bag exchange, as well as, drawing names. Everyone gets a gift for $5.00, wraps it, before it is put under the tree, my aunt will put all the gifts in a big brown grocery bag, so nobody knows whose is whose. We draw numbers, 1st person picks gift and opens it, 2nd person can take 1st gift or choose another one and so on and so forth. This year I've decided to add a little extra something to the $5.00 gift I purchased. HO HO HO Merry Christmas everyone!
One of the ladies in my groups had joined a Steampunk Charm swap, when se received her envelope of returns, the envie was open and empty (horrible). Our wonderful hostess, Claudine Criner, asked for volunteers to get some charms out to her for a replacement. Here are 5 that I whipped up and am mailing out to her today. I am hoping this brings a smile to her face and doesn't discourage her from future swaps as the charms I received from her were lovely.
I have been making jewelry for awhile now, so I decided to make some bracelets for everyone in a Santa Swap that I hosted. I added them to a little stocking before mailing. Sorry for the bad pics as I had to take them with my phone.
Couple of Christmas ornaments that I did. First attempt at making ornaments and I'm really excited with how they turned out. Both were painted with acrylics then embossed with UTEE and some glitter was added to make it a little more festive. The trunk on the Xmas tree is Flower Soft (I think there might be another name for it). Hope my partner likes them as much as I do.
Here's some pics of some Steampunk Charms that I needed to make for a swap I'm in on a yahoo group. This is the first set of 8 that I needed to make. They are washers that I picked up from a hardware store. On the front I used alcohol inks to give it some spunk, then I put some tiny clock pieces on with glossy accents. On the backside I glued paper then used glossy accents to seal it in. I needed some way to add a clasp so I decided to run some wire in and around, I think it gives it the final touch. Hope the players are as happy with them as I am.