Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas to you

We're waiting to see if we'll have a white Christmas this year.  Chances are very good.
The sunrise on Friday, December 21 -- the day the world didn't end!
Now that they've all been received I'll show you the pendants I made for some crafty friends for Christmas.  I wish the photos were better but I was hurrying to get them photographed at night so they could go out in the morning mail!
They are tiny French candy tins with one of those wonderful vintage Christmas seals inside.  I added glitter and mercury glass beads, plus a bit of tinsel here and there.  And did I mention, glitter?
I attached a silver bail to the back so it can be worn as a pendant or used as an ornament or hanging decoration.  Then, I backed them with velvet.
I've been delighted with the compliments I've received whenever I wear the one I kept for myself.  They are surprisingly sturdy and don't leak glitter everywhere!
I packed them up with some vintage paper: a lovely silver leaf and Hallmark coaster; I decorated the bag with vintage red and green striped crepe paper and a great old Christmas sticker.  It was fun.
One of my favorite Christmas images, courtesy of the always generous Karen of Graphics Fairy
  I wish you a very merry Christmas and I look forward to hearing all about it!

8 comments :

Dee in N.H. said...

Merry Christmas to you Laurie! I love what you did with those little tins! So pretty! We already will have a white Christmas and maybe just a wee bit more snow in the morning too.

autena said...

Happy Holidays to you! Have a joyous Christmas!
Cute pendants...I think I have some of those little tins stashed away somewhere.

Linda said...

I like the oval one with the angel :). All are darling! and the packaging just adds to the beauty.

Linda said...

Such great projects, and what an imagination!

Peace and goodwill to all. Merry Christmas.

Kathy said...

Laurie, I adore my pendant! It found the perfect home as an ornament on my tiny tree on the kitchen table and makes me smile every time I see it. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and the family!

Karen Jones said...

Merry Christmas Laurie. I wish we had a little snow here. Instead it's like a heat wave . So uncomfortable

Lisa said...

Oh Laurie! I *love* my pendant! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are so good to me. :)
Merry Christmas!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Amazing pendants and again you are so creative! Thanks for sharing these with us. hugs, Linda