Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Woot--check out our pendants from craft to give back night!

Last night was the October meeting of craft to give back--we started working on necklaces for the free store at Waunakee Neighborhood Connection. The intention is to provide super cool gifts for the kiddos to 'buy' for their moms for Christmas. Something the moms would be really excited to receive! Last night was step one of a 2 part series of craft to give backs.

First, Angela was rolling out the raised designs with the cuttlebug. She mastered it, if you ask me! I swear she was enjoying herself--although this picture of her doesn't show it! Next, the pendants were passed on to the other ladies to paint. You can tell how seriously they were taking their jobs by this next picture of Joy and Leah!Align LeftApparently, I wasn't working at all last night--or maybe they were driving me to drink :). While these first pendants were drying, we moved on to some resin pendants. Decorative paper backgrounds were chosen and cut out to fit the pendants and then glued in. I did actually mix the resin and then we set the designs in the resin (see, I did do something!). They are drying nicely now and will be ready to use in a few days.

ela also hammered a few initials on some tiny brass tags so that we can add them to some of the final necklaces. Didn't these turn out cute--the circles remind me of ornaments and the squares of presents. How fun!

Here are a few pictures of their completed pendants--see how easy it is?! You could be crafty, too!!! Once again, I do not think I could choose a favorite out of them--they all turned out stunning!

And, last but not least, here is a picture of the whole crew, actually looking like they were enjoying themselves :D

Thank you, ladies, for all of your hard work and willingness to learn a new skill! Next month's craft to give back, we will be picking out some beads and turning these beautiful pendants into necklaces. Woot! Stay tuned!


  1. It was fun to unwind from a busy day!! Thanks for providing this great chat and craft time N!

  2. you are welcome! it is always fun for me, too!