Hey there! Welcome back to the craft room and today’s Flashback Friday Gifts For The Ladies post. Can you believe we have 2 weeks until Christmas Eve? Where has the time gone? This year the shopping is already finished but, back in 2011 I decided to make jewelry for the ladies in my family. For a time earlier that year I had been trying my hand at making chainmail jewelry. While I had an amazing time doing that, I wanted to simplify the gift items. I found some pretty beads and larger jump rings and let my imagination run wild. The necklaces for the ladies were put on 20” chains and I believe the necklace for my great niece was on a 12” – 14” chain. The images I’m sharing in the post today aren’t the best, but I hope you can still enjoy them. Let’s take a look.
2011 Christmas Gifts for the Ladies
This post is just a little late. LOL I finally found the images of the necklaces I made for all of the ladies in my family last year. I only remember two, maybe three of the necklace recipient pairs; not that it matters much because everyone loved them.
The gift boxes were a pain in the butt to make. I couldn’t find square paper mache boxes, so I ended up with these hexagon shaped boxes. Hubby painted them a gold metallic for me. The inside is filled about half way up with a piece of Styrofoam. On top of that is a piece of quilt batting to give it some loft and softness and then it is covered with a piece of satin. If there were any huge holes between the box and the filling, I stuffed some extra batting down to fill it up.
After the necklace was placed inside, I added another piece of quilt batting to the top before putting on the cover and adding the ribbon and tag.
I know this first necklace went to my mom because she wears it all the time! This is the Rosette Pattern and one of my favorite. Not only is it simple to make no matter what size jump rings you choose, but is also beautiful.
This necklace I made for my then 4 year-old great niece so she could be just like the rest of the pretty ladies.
I think I gave this next necklace to my sister, because like myself, she loves the color purple. The beads for this necklace and the one above both use Amethyst beads.
I believe this next one went to Linda, my nephew’s fiancé. The center bead is made from shell, and the smaller are just pretty glass beads.
This one went to Linda’s daughter Ashlynn. This necklace also used the pretty glass beads.
This one may have gone to my oldest niece Heidi. The bead is just a really nice deep blue glass color.
And this one to my youngest niece Holly.
I have no idea what I’ll be giving these ladies for Christmas this year, but last year was fun, with the exception of the boxes…not fun. LOL As always, thanks so much for dropping by my little corner of the internet!
Thank you so much for joining me for today’s Flashback Friday Gifts For The Ladies post. These necklaces were so much fun to create and everyone loved them. I enjoy creating special gifts for my family. Sadly, I haven’t been able to do that a lot over the last few years. However, I hope to get back into in the coming years. Do you make gifts for family members? If so I would love to get some suggestions for next year. Drop your ideas in the comments below. Until then, have a fantastic weekend!