Best laid plans...I was supposed to have an annual Galentine's lunch with friends but work got in the way for one so we had to postpone. Nonetheless, I'll have their gifts ready for when we meet! Used up more of the two strands of Hildie and Jo Silver Beads from the earrings and bracelet I made for myself and enjoyed making things for friends that coordinate us all!anding
- Hildie and Jo Silver Heart Beads (JoAnn)
- Black Czech Crystal Beads (Stash)
- Bead Landing "Fish Hook" Ear Wires
- Jump Rings and Head Pins
- Black Cardstock
- Black Organza Bags
Strung a small black bead on the headpin, a silver heart, then the larger black bead and closed the loop. Then using a jump ring, attached the fish hook.
The process is the same for all earrings. As Makers, gift presentation is important, right? Using my Cricut Design Space subscription and my Cricut Explore Air, I cut out Earring Cards for the earrings.
I like using 110lb cardstock for these since it doesn't bend easily.
TIP: To keep the earrings in place on the card use a piece of washi tape on the back to hold them in place.
I wasn't quite finished! My go-tos for packaging jewelry gifts are Organza Bags. You can find them at craft or jewelry supply stores and sometimes, at Dollar Tree.
All ready to go!