Here are the necklaces I started last night and finished tonight. Almost all of the "hardware" for these came from Urban Arts and Crafts. The dogtags set relates to the kids. I cut the 7 of hearts card out of some Design Originals paper and brushed it with some paint, layered it with rubons (7 Gypsies and MM) and stickers that related to the kids, and then covered it with Diamond Glaze. The kids' photo is also edged with paint, then coated with the glaze, and I used really large jump rings to attach the tags to the silver ball chain.
The corded necklace is all about me. I layered the charm with things I like... a stampsticker (Pebbles), a compass rub-on (Making Memories) , a playing card sticker (Deluxe Designs), numbers (7 gypsies...I really like symbols), a J sticker, and a family rub-on(7 Gypsies), then coated it with the glaze as well. I went with double strands for this one, and I tied them around the large jumpring to keep the pendant in place on the cord. I actually attached the clasp with split rings instead of jumprings because they aren't as likely to slip off the clasp.
These were fun and easy to make. I had the pendants put together in less than an hour, and then left them to dry overnight. I have some other ideas floating around in my head for some ideas for the other things I picked up, but those will have to wait until I get home.
I am leaving in the morning to head out to Orlando for a three day show. I am looking forward to spending the weekend with Johanna. I am spending my birthday working, at least I get to spend it with a best friend! I have an IEP meeting for Matt before I go in the morning, so I doubt I will be back on before I go. Have a great weekend and I will be back on Monday!