Friday, November 7, 2014

Handmade Holidays 2014 Blog Hop

Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We've gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can "hop" from one blog to another to check them all out.

Thanks for stopping by, my handmade holiday gift is a charm bracelet for my teenage God-Daughter. I used  Pink and Main's Alpha Tab stamp set, Ice Resin, and Media Mixage bezels.  Here is a photo of the additional items you will need:

I created four charms using Pink and Main's Alpha Tab stamp set.  I used a solvent ink to stamp on metal; using sharp scissors cut the stamped image, punched a hole and attached a jump ring.  Stamping on a slick surface like metal can be tricky, press down carefully for a soft landing.

I poured the Ice Resin into a mixing cup and followed the instructions on the package.  Make sure you use in a well ventilated area.   I added the charms into the bezel and poured the Ice Resin slowly, don't top off. 

I also added a glitter to the first batch of Ice Resin, but opted for the clear bezel instead.  I will use the glitter bezel for a necklace.
  Place the bezels on a leveled flat surface and allow 24 hours to cure.

And here is the charm bracelet for my God-Daughter Dulce.  I included charms of things she loves; music, playing the piano, she loves baking and cookies and because she's a hashtag queen, I attached those charms too.   

  Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects?? Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

YOUR NEXT STOP IS  The Buckle Boutique - Stephanie Nericcio

Here is the complete Blog List for Day One:
Ellison Educational Equipment
Walnut Hollow 
Graphic 45  Neat and Tangled  Therm O Web  Westcott  Elizabeth Craft Designs  Pink and Main  The Buckle Boutique  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  Rowland Technologies  ICE Resin  Hydrangea Hippo  Clearsnap - Suzanne Austin  Stencil1 - Ed Roth  Graphic 45 -Nadya Lifa  Cookies for Breakfast- Beth Pingry  Cupcakes and Crinoline - Mary Beth Sharkey  Elizabeth Craft Designs - Frances Byrne Lazy Mom’s - Joanna Grzeszczak    Homemade Ginger - Megan Kapple  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - Asia King  Ellison Educational Equipment - Anna-Karin Evaldsson  One Artsy Mama- Amy Latta   Therm O Web - Alice G0lden  Lovely Etc - Carrie Spalding ICE Resin - Clare Horner  Pink and Main - Yolie Burke The Buckle Boutique - Stephanie Nericcio  Modern Surrealist - Marisa Pawelko  A Little Craft In Your Day - Tanner Bell  Artsy Findings - Cheryl Waters Stampin Mindy - Mindy Baxter a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo's board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop - please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

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geezypeasey papercrafting said...

What a beautiful gift! It really is incredible Yolie. Awesome job! :) Pam

Unknown said...

What a beautiful charm bracelet

Unknown said...

What a beautiful charm bracelet

Shawn Mosch said...

What a great charm bracelet! I am sure your god-daughter will love it!

Shawn ~
Design Team Coordinator for The Buckle Boutique
Personal Blog ~ Crafty Chics Blog
and ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!

JPScraps said...

Awesome charm bracelet! Definitely a treasure.

Centellazul said...

Yolie, excelente trabajo me encantoooo!!! said...

Gorgeous! I know Dulce will love!

D's Paper Studio said...

What a beautiful gift. Great use of the products.

Ann said...

Beautiful pieces, love how you added the glitter.