Saturday, March 12, 2011

Child's necklace and gift box

It is starting to feel like spring here and we are still deep in the throws of birthday season within my daughter's circle of friends.  Her BFF asked for a little necklace.  This will be a girly addition to the rest of her birthday gift. 

I set off to eBay to find my favorite clay bead maker, BY (Mei of B&Y Crafts). 

I mention her not only because she makes adorable beads, but she also will add eye pins to the tops of her beads instead of making holes through the beads (which tend to be a problem if not placed properly with respect to the weight of the bead). 

I created a little necklace using beads from my stash and a new clay bead as the focal point.  You can click here to check the tutorial I did on a previous post for the how-tos of making this type of necklace!

For the packaging, I used my Cricut!  The base is a plain purse cut from Forever Young at 5" (the fit-to-page size for12x12 paper).  The front is a tag from Wrap It Up, cut at 3-3/4".  The letters are from Cherry Limeade, cut at 1" with shadow.

I used a 5" Xyron to apply adhesive to the top layer of the tag and used those great glitters from Martha Stewart to create a striped effect with the colors. 
After adhering the tag layers together, I attached to the purse and applied velcro for a closure.  The necklace is wrapped in tulle and tucked in!  I added a few adhesive pearls to the tag to complete the project.

Thank you for looking at my project and for visiting my blog today! 

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

Great gift box! I left you an award on my blog!

http://www.paperandi.blogspot.com

Goody Bag Diva said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Audrey Frelx said...

How adorable!!! Love this!

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