Friday, October 5, 2012

Calling all Angels! 5 Make-Ahead Crafty Gifts with Angel Themes

Here’s some MORE easy ideas for creative and personalized gifts you can be working on NOW for easy gifting later! This week, we're featuring ideas made with our customer favorites ~angel wingsbali style beads and drop crystals. 
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1. Baby Photo Angels See our sample above. We used our 2-loop charm bases 1229-10pack,20mm glass domesbali style metal spacers 1155, one of ourcrystal drop pendantsgold angel wings 1601H-G, and a few jump ring and eye pins for connectors. We used a very light coat of 3D Crystal :Lacquer to seal our trimmed ink jet image to the dome. Let dry fully. Then, we applied a second coat, set glass dome on top to seal. If you're working with a real photo, you will want to use e6000 to seal your photo to your glass dome. We also used e6000 to secure the wings flat, in place.
2. Beaded Glass Pearl Angels Get a jump on your Christmas crafts with these sweet angel accents. Here Cheryl used our 10mm ivory glass pearls #441A on a headpin withAngel Wings #1505A.  She added bead caps #1608A for a metallic sparkle.  ACell Phone Strap #793i is the perfect way to hang your pearl angel on the Christmas tree or package. These also work well as necklace pendants, zipper pulls or easy teacher gifts when hung from our #690-5pc beadable bookmarks.
3. Simply Crystal Angels Here's another easy way to say "angel" with beads! Kim and Anne cooked up a few variations using our Ice Crystal Drops, our Ivory Pearl Bead Mix #440-IVORY-3PACK,1155 Bali Bead MixAngel Wings #1505AScroll Style Wings #1607A a few jump rings and eye pins again as connectors.
4. Monday Morning Angels Hey, we're not all perfect, right? :-) Kim made these angels from ourFimo Women poly clay beads #1506D, ourClear & Faceted Bead Mix #1220, our Swirl Charms #1508B, our Ice Drop Crystals in Snowflake style, and the other connectors mentioned in above.
5. Amber Beaded Angels For another variation on the Glass Pearl Angels, Cheryl created these Beaded Amber Angels with our Amber Jewelry Maker's Mix #1419. Our Jewelry Maker's Mixes are our color themed blends of lampwork and crystal glass beads - instant inspiration! Cheryl chose a large lampwork bead for the body and a crystal bead for the head.  A few seed beads,#1200R-Gold and Angel Wings #1505A and a Bali bead for a halo #1509W.
6. Make and Take! These Angel Earrings by Anne are a perfect project on the go ~ Grab a fewcrystal beads,roped bali saucer spacers, some scroll or angel wings, ear wires, eye- and/or head pins- put them in a small zip bag along with small jewelry pliers and tuck them in your backpack or purse.  Next time you find yourself waiting around between stops, get happy - it's your new-found craft time!
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