Sunday, February 17, 2013

Christmas Exchange

Vicki & I get together for lunch and to exchange Christmas gifts each year (and then we usually spend the rest of the day shopping). This year I made her two necklaces and came up with some creative packaging. I found the triangle box (triangle is her favorite shape), the letter V and the scrapbook photo case at Michaels. Using them made them gifts as well. I bought the cabs for the necklaces when we were at the Bead & Button show in June.
 Painted the box with a wash of metallic paint and used glitter paint for the letter.
 Wrap the present in coordinating tissue paper and put it inside the photo storage case. Add a ribbon and gift tag & the package becomes part of the gift!
 Bead embroidery necklace with semi-precious and seed beads.
Semi-precious pendant with seed bead embroidery and pearls.

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