Friday, November 2, 2012

9 No-Fail Make-Ahead Gift Ideas to Start Now!

We're bringing you nine different gift ideas to make now, give soon! Some are almost instant, some are portable ~ all are sure to be welcomed gifts!
Photo Bracelets ~ Ready to Give! Use  our ready-made bracelet forms to  personalize a custom jewelry gift in very little time. Our photo bracelets are completely assembled, require NO glue, and include acetate protectors, extra laminating film, a little gift bag, and handy instructions. See them all here.
Make a Mini Snowglobe Necklace!
These are easy, FUN, and sure to put a smile on your face!
SO cute for a holiday gift making party, teacher gift or scout troop craft.
Using our smallest mini bottles 1200L-10PACK KIT, our crafty Anne e6000'd (our waterproof adhesive) a black seed bead onto one of our 4mm pearls onto one 6mm pearls, to form a mini snowman. The little guy got a smile on his face with a black fine point sharpie. When dry, she glued the little guy in place, inside one of our 1200L-10PACK mini bottles, and filled it almost to the rim with a mixture of glycerin, water and a little bit of glitter. 1200L-10PACK KIT $8.99 Buy Now  e6000 Adhesive $3.99 Buy Now
Instant Customized Snow Globe Fridge Magnets!

Our customer favorites return for the holidays!Add a photo to the back of this pre-filled (already contains liquid and snowflakes!) 3" miniature magnetic snow globe frame. Magnetic, flat-backed, changeable! - great for the fridge or locker! Great little stocking stuffer, teacher gift, or quick gift topper.
Crystal Beaded Snowflakes
Look what Hannah dreamed up with our newest clear crystal beads, our eye pins,jump rings and a little 3D Crystal Lacquer!I especially love that this project is very portable – you can bead up the individual pins just about anywhere – in front of your favorite TV show or Netflix movie, or at one of the kids’ practices, and finish them (secure with jump ring, lay flat and glue middles together at home). You might even get some help from envious bystanders! (This has happened to me at more than one waiting room). There is no end to what friendly folks will volunteer to help you with when there’s crafting going on! :-)
Doodle Art Pendants or Key Chains with Bamboo Tiles
Make and Take! Bamboo Domino Tiles are a perfect project on the go ~ Grab an opaque marker and a few extra tiles - put them in a zip bag and tuck them in your backpack or purse.  Next time you find yourself waiting around for the end of kids' practice, in the waiting room or between planes, get happy -  it's your new bamboo tile doodling time!
DIY Button Jewelry
Here’s two quick projects using a mix of new and old ~ We created this button jewelry trio using our vintage button mix in white/pearls, and e6000′d them onto our glue on ring, bracelet and pendant forms to make a whimsical, breezy jewelry trio. Click here for closeup.
Make a Photo Key Chain!
We have many ways to craft a custom photo keychain - from the easy NO GLUE instant slide-in frames (shown above) to our more customized metal bases with glass dome tops. See all of our Key Chains here! 

We also have Key Rings -just add any of our pendant bases to make a gorgeous key ring!
Try our Easy Beaded Angels Recipe!

Although these look rather intricate, our little angels only have a few parts each. Thread our bali bead mix 1555 (bali beads) and 1553 (bali caps) onto our 1555E headpins,  add our wing charms, along with our glass pearls in your color choice. Click for closeup views. 
Halo ~ Any of our donut or saucer beads, or our 1155 bali style bead mix - some of our 1153 bead cap mix
Head - Any of our round pearlscrystals, some of our watercolor and / or confetti bead strands
Neck - Again, any of our donut or saucer beads, our 1155 flat bali spacers, small spacers
Wings - Any of our wing charms, as well as severalabstract shapes including swirls
Waist - Any of our bead caps - specifically the lacy kind
Body or Gown - Our crystal drops, briolettes, or elongated bead caps from our bead cap mix 1153.
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As always, have FUN, and happy creating! Hope to "see" you soon at!

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