*** Winner announced here***
Every month I host a craft day. The crafts are generally pre-arranged so everyone is aware of what we'll be doing and for the most part, the ideas come from Pinterest (bet you couldn't have guessed that!).
In March, I hosted a jewelry making party. We made earrings and birds nest necklaces. I can take absolutely no credit for knowing anything about jewelry making- although, now I know a little so watch out! I invited my husband's creative cousin to come over and help us with our jewelry making venture. This wonderful man has made jewelry and sold it so I'm all for help from an expert- even if you dabbled in jewelry making for a week, you're an expert in my opinion! The good thing, Chris had more than a week's worth of experience so he was REALLY good!
The day started by learning to make earrings. We each made 2 pair of earrings that we got to keep. Then Chris showed us the birds nest necklaces he made to demonstrate for us how to do them. We each sorted through billions (no exaggeration there) of beads, chose our wire color (brown, copper or silver) and followed his instructions. These necklaces did not take long and I must say we had to call on Chris a little to help at the beginning and end to make sure we were following everything as planned so the necklaces remained intact. I kind of felt for him as we all needed assistance at the same time! :) He is so patient.
Here are the pics of the day- not taken by me, but by my hubs so please forgive the quality. He believes in AUTO mode and I'm working my way out of it. Of course, thanks for your understanding when I take pics too though!
|If you can't find a sitter, bring the kids. It adds to the fun. Dads have been known to hang out and watch them or watch TV while the kids play around them. It's fun for all!|
|This proves that the kids love spending time playing together. Fun isn't had until the house is covered in toys.|
|My collection. Yes, one of these will be given away|
|My necklace that I made. Wish it wasn't so blurry and I'm too lazy to go up and take another pic.|
|Pretty silver necklace and the proud creator!|
Yes, I mentioned a give away. I'm doing a giveaway of one of the copper birds next charms- below. You have a chance to win one to own and sport! You would need to get a chain for it. In order to win, leave a comment below. Simple as that. It would be more fun if you let us know what crafts you like or if you have ever hosted or been to a craft party. What did you make???
All entries must be in by Friday, April 20, at 8 PM. Winner will be announced Friday night!