Wednesday, September 24, 2008

4 Easy Keepsakes, Ornaments, Gifts Using our Memory Glass Lockets, Frames & Charm Blanks

This is a great time to get your holiday gifts made! Here's some simple, fun, and inexpensive ways to put together some truly meaningful gifts ahead of time. No excuses ~ this is EASY!

1. Memory Glass Lockets Just arrived! Reusable 2-sided glass lockets/ pendants with permanent glass panels, beautifully hand-crafted, soldered top bail and a slide close latch. About 5mm thick. Click to see all 5 shapes. Plan ahead! This is a WONderful idea for holiday presents and ornaments! Thick enough to hold needlepoint, artwork, locks of baby hair, flowers, evergreen sprigs, misteltoe and other small keepsakes. No sealers, no glues, no coating to apply - just open the locket frame, place your art or photo inside, and slide down the latch to close. We stock these little treasures in 5 shapes: squares, diamonds, rectangles, diagonal squares and triangles (crafty note: triangles make a perfect Christmas tree!).

2. Vintage Santa Glass Ornament.

We used one of our 2" top-drilled flat glass blanks, our clear Weldbond sealer, a color copy of a vintage Christmas greeting card, and some scissors. To finish: Coat back side of glass blank with Weldbond, apply image face down, coat back side of image with Weldbond. Use several coats (dry between layers) for outdoor use. Let dry overnight. No excuses - this is EASY! :-) Our glass blanks come in (4) shapes - click here to see them all.

3. Baby's First Christmas!

Do you know someone under 1? Did you get a really cute holiday card last year from a family friend? This is a wonderful gift for their parents or grandparents - make an easy, affordable keepsake with our memory glass frames or let parents update yearly with our memory glass lockets. Simply trim that darling family photo from last year's card, or copy a favorite from a framed family photo in your own home. Place it between the glass panels and you're done. Add jump rings, organza cords, or a simple ribbon. This is sure to be a treasured holiday treat for your friends and family.

4. Customized Wine Charms!

Holiday entertaining, parties, get togethers, family events are all just around the corner. Here's an easy way to put together first-quality wine charms as a hostess or holiday gift. Our friend Anne used art from some return address labels to make this fun San Francisco themed wine charm set. She used (1) set of our 1500b photo charm beads (ribbons), 1 set of our wine charm rings , 1 set of 4mm silver plated jump rings, and (optional) 801Z self-laminating clear adhesive sheet . Simply trim your artwork, label, photo, etc to fit the charm window (slightly under 1"). AnyThis is sure to be a treasured holiday treat for your friends and family.

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