Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stashbusting September Project #13: Last Project?

Welcome to those stopping in from :

The Two Savvy Sisters

I know tomorrow's  TODAY's the last day but I don't know if I'll finish anything tonight so this may or may not be the last Stashbusting September project. There may also be NO posts on Friday because as soon as I'm done with work, I will be running around Michaels and JoAnns like a Survivor contestant who's just been dropped off at a grocery store.

Just kidding. It hasn't been bad. Mr. Chocolate would say it's because the producers of "Hoarders" have our address and will be here soon. He'll probably hide my car keys on Friday.

In the meantime, I made this for a birthday gift, from my stash:

Chain and findings from Michaels; black onyx beads from Scottsdale Bead Supply
Half, ok 3/4 of the time I'm making jewelry I only have a general idea of what I'm going to use so I lay out what I think I'll use and then take it from there.
Stuff I thought I'd use

I literally just folder the chain in half and attached a jump ring to two links on either end. Attached the toggle clasp with another jump ring.
Bad pic, but cute locket w/ butterfly motif. It opens and is a little mirror 
Attached "Global Nomad" charm, put onyx and silver beads on head pin, made wire wrapped loop and attached all to center links of chain:
This goes with the card I posted last night so being a good stashbuster, I used a recycled box , a scrap piece of brown kraft paper I crumpled up to make it look textured, and scraps from the paper I used in the card which I cut into circles, crumpled up and made into a poppy. Added a paper flower, button and rhinestone:
One way to use scraps is to decorate the envelope to match your card
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Christine said...

That's the way-go out with a bang!! I love the necklace...Lucky gift getter!!

Rachel (Diary of a Recovering Chocoholic) said...

I love way you decorated that envelope!!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Love it!

*I will be running around Michaels and JoAnns like a Survivor contestant who's just been dropped off at a grocery store.*

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Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

This turned out so great! I love how you doubled the chain! :)

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Very pretty! I love the packaging, too. Just gorgeous! Tell Michael and Joann I said hello. I haven't seen them in a couple of weeks! ;)

Leah said...

thanks for showing the process of how you made it.

and you are completely right - the answer really IS chocolate!

Unknown said...

Great job! I love it all!! =)

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Rosemary said...

Cute stuff!!
Love the envelope!
Isn't it fun to use your stash?
Thanks for the visit.
I'm off to make crowns.
Chat soon,

Diane said...

Lovvvve that necklace and the way you are giving it. Too cute Ü

Thanks for visiting me over at Pittypat Paperie and leaving the nice comment about my card from a gift bag. I have emailed you my template. Enjoy Ÿ

Krysten said...

Hey! Great creative blog! I'm a new follower from the blog hop! Following from


Scrapping With Sherry said...

Stashbusting... What a great idea! But it would drive me nuts not to go to the craft store. Truth be told 9 times out of 10 I didn't really need what I bought. (If Glenn ever read this I would never hear the end of it!) Going to go cause I cant take any chances!!


Carol said...

Very pretty!
I'm a new follower, will you follow me?

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Beautiful--so sorry your thumbnail wouldn't work, idk why!

Unknown said...

yes, that is such a pretty piece of jewelry. and all from your stash! amazing. that's why this whole stashbusting thing was a good idea!

Michelle L. said...

That's a truly beautiful gift, and so in style right now, too! I love the whole thing.

Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews said...

I love that envelope!

I just found your blog through a Thursday Blog Hop! Have a great night.

Amanda @

Krystal said...

Following from Buzz on By Thursdays.

Katie P said...

I think that necklace is adorable! What a great use of your stash!

Katie P
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joanne wardle said...

I came to your blog because the name is cool, but I've enjoyed visiting. I really need to embark on a stashbusting project too. love your tags

Melissa said...

Very pretty...both the necklace and the box. I got my package on Friday!! I can't wait to have a brilliant idea and use some of it up!!

Thanks so much!!

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