Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Home Made Gifts: Eye Glasses Chain

My mom just celebrated a "milestone" birthday.
The girls wanted to 
make her something special
 to celebrate her big day.

We went with a theme:
new books,
two custom made reading glasses chains
in hand-decorated jewelry boxes,
and chocolate.

Grammy is known around our house
for always wearing her reading glasses 
on a glasses chain around her neck.

She has to take them off and on so many times
while she's here playing with my kids
that it's easier to wear them that way.

There is a lot of tiny dressing and undressing
of polly pockets, littlest pet shop animals,
stringing of beads, etc. that happens around here
(hence the need for reading glasses
to be available at all times!)

"E" made the green and blue chain. 
She handpicked semi precious stones at our local art store
to mix with beads from our collection.

We found the little do-dads that fasten to your glasses
at Michaels, then we used double crimping beads 
to secure the jewelry wire. 

"C" wanted to make a rainbow chain.
She had fun picking out all of the pinks and reds,
then wandered off 
(as three year olds will do during tedious craft projects)
and left me to do the rest. 

Both girls decorated their own gift boxes.

This one is "E"s box, 
decorated with sharpie markers
and covered with glitter glue.

Here is "C"s box.

They were a huge hit,
she loves them.

Now the only issue is which one to wear
when she visits so the girls don't 
get jealous -- I told her she'll just have
to hang out with us twice as often! 



Beautiful gifts! Lucky Grammy!

Tara Rison said...

My mother in-law would love these. How long did you make them?

Laryssa Herbert said...

I was wanting to make one of these! Thanks for the how to. :-)

Julie Bagamary said...

What great gifts!

Jenn said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift! Love it all!

I see that you are crafty, so I'm wondering if you would be interested in participating in my Mom Blogger Contest for $100 Cash prize during the month of April for MissTutu.com?

The details are here http://www.misstutu.com/mom-blogger-contest.html

Thanks for considering! I think your readers will really enjoy this too since they get a free tutu making lesson!

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