This post finds me in the holiday
spirit for sure! I teach kids classes all the time. One of my most
requested classes is jewelry making. Do you blame them? Jewelry is
so fun and Plaid's Holiday Glitz line is all about fun and festive. Here
are a few ideas for making easy jewelry with kids (and as usual, Mom's I think
you'll want to make some too).
Pick out a few cards of Holiday Glitz!
Here are some of my favorites. You will also need some special
jewelry making pliers: round nose, chain nose, and wire cutters. Grab
some ball chain necklaces, head pins and jump rings too.
Open the eye pin and attach the Santa
charm. String some beads onto the eye pin. An easy way for kids to
make a dangle is to use round nose pliers and roll the end of the wire down to
the bead (so it looks like a key chain ring). You will get fun little
loops and spirals this way and it makes it hard for the charm to escape the
If you are new to jewelry making, check out the link at the end of this post
for a jewelry making video with yours truly!
Open a jump ring and attach the Santa
dangle to a ball chain. Instant necklace! Make one for all your
The sparkly droplets come with jump
rings so they can be strung directly onto a chain or ribbon. So pretty!
Now the party is really going!
Back to making dangles and charms--you can attach some metal charms to
eye pins with beads and put them in between the dangles like this with jump
A very charming necklace!
Here's an extra fast idea to use up
some spare parts. You will need earring findings and jump rings.
Open the jump ring and hang the droplet charms. Before closing the
jump ring, attach the earring finding.
Hang a candy cane charm for a
peppermint party look! I bought a pack of real candy canes and have been
stirring my hot cocoa with them---always a good after jewelry making treat!
If you are new to making jewelry, check out this video for some basic tips!