I can't say that I made this before entering blogland so I have to admit that I suck at taking pictures :(
After realizing I made t-shirt necklace and an owl necklace for my little sister, a bookmark for Mike and my stepmom and a blanket and pillow my Gregory....I totally didn't "make" anything for my dad so I whipped up another bookmark....
The rocks seemed a lot more masculine than beads. I already had the beads I put on Lisa's bookmark but the rocks I had bought a couple of strands of just to make Mike's bookmark.
The crosses came in a pack of 5 that I purchased just to make Mike's so I utilized my purchase by making more than just the one bookmark.
I had to purchase the black ribbon but I already had the purple.
I also used thin metal wire to wire the charms to the ribbon.
All of these supplies I still have more of too so I will get to use them for either more bookmarks or other projects!
Okay I'm going to try to explain this since I failed at a tutorial. Please feel free to ask any questions!
I cut a piece of ribbon the desired length leaving a little extra to work with. I tied a small knot on both ends (do not tie a knot on one of the ends if you are going to use beads on one end), trimming any excess and burning the end w/ a lighter to get rid of any frays.
For the charms (crosses): I put the wire through the loop on the charm and just wrapped the wire several times around the knot I made at the end of the ribbon and tightened it and bent in the sharp ends of the wire by squeezing it w/ a pair of pliers.
For the Beads: (I didn't put a knot on the side I was useing beads) I stringed the desired number of beads onto the ribbon and THEN I tied a knot on the end, cut off any excess and burned the end w/ a lighter to get rid of any frays.
For the Rock: This was tricky and totally ghettofied! If you don't want to do it
They aren't perfect but I think they turned out pretty good and I hope they like them. I'm certain my stepmom will but I fear the others wont :( We shall see!
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