Easy to make, Inexpensive Initial Necklaces! Great Christmas gifts!

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I was going through my stuff that I had left over from the Big Sale.  Somehow the Nester’s cool lockets ended up in my pile.  I immediately sent her a text to see if she wanted them back and where she bought them.  She replied back that I could have them (she is so generous) and that she had purchased them at either Michael’s or Hobby Lobby.

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As I looked over the lockets, I had several ideas pop into my head.  Then three people that are on my Christmas list popped into my head!!!

initial necklace

For this project I was going to need perfect cut out circles for the lockets.  Luckily I have this bad boy.  If you don’t have one of these, grab your 50% off Micheal’s coupon and go out and get one.  I have used this over and over again for cut out circles in different sizes.

initial necklace

 I was just going to use regular college rule notebook paper because I love the old schoolness of it.  Then I remembered I had this paper in my stash.

initial necklace

initial necklace

I still wanted to use the notebook paper and grabbed my $1.00 Micheal’s alphabet stamps to create words that reminded me of these three friends I was making the gifts for.

initial necklace

I glued the two circles together with a glue stick.

initial necklace

initial necklace

initial necklace

initial necklace

I buy ball chain in bulk on Etsy, I usually get around 100 necklaces for $20.00, but you can order a lot less then that.  You can buy ball chain at Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s as well.  It’s just great to have around to create fun necklaces for friends or for my daughter and her friends to play and create with.

 One very cool inexpensive necklace that can be worn two ways.

Ok L, B, K don’t judge the gift by the amount spent!  Remember it’s the thought that counts! xoxoxo

Are you giving any handmade gifts this year!?!?

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14 Responses to Easy to make, Inexpensive Initial Necklaces! Great Christmas gifts!

  1. jackie December 7, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    Nice! You are so right that it is the thought that makes the difference. I think that there is no point in purchasing a gift just so you can mark it off the list. I received something in the mail yesterday that spoke volumes to me, because of the thought that was put into it. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • angela December 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

      I know Jackie, I loveeeeeeeeeeee handmade gifts because you know the person really put some thought into it. I don’t want someone to go and and spend any money on me, just a little handmade goodie is perfect for me!
      Have a great weekend!
      xoxo
      Angela

  2. Joy Jenkins December 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    These are so cute and simple! Love them.
    Happy Friday
    Joy

    • angela December 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

      Thanks Joy!
      Hope you have a great weekend!
      lots of love
      Angela

  3. reeve December 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    I used almost the exact same lockets for some of my gifts this year:)

    great minds!

    • angela December 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

      hahahhahahaha! Did you see them at Michael’s or hobby Lobby!? I need to get more. Great to see you Thursday, will you be there next Thursday!?
      love you
      Angela

  4. JustVal December 8, 2012 at 1:02 am #

    Love the lockets. Who makes the circle cutter and what is it called? I want one badly!!!

    • angela December 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

      Hi JustVal!
      Not sure what it is called but it is made by Martha Stewart and in her section at Michael’s! It is amazing!
      xoxox
      Angela

  5. Bambi Mayer December 8, 2012 at 5:21 am #

    I love those and will have to go look for those lockets. I can think of many cool things to cut out and put in them. Can you tell us what that “bad boy” cutting thingy is called (that you used to cut the circles)? Is is something in the scrapbooking section. Thanks!

    • angela December 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      Hey Bambi!
      Not sure what it is called but I found it at Michael’s and is made by Martha Stewart and in her section! It really works well!
      lots of love
      Angela

  6. Gwen December 8, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    I totally know your friends will love their special gift. Yes I’m making gifts. Why did I choose time consuming ones?!! I did not get done in October as planned and now it’s December and I’d better get hurrying !!! We and our adult children and spouses are making gifts. It’s fun to choose what to do. And has been fun to make so far! I still have several items from my 20’s that we as a family each made for each other!

  7. Colleen December 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Love this idea! You have such fun ideas! I need to find those lockets!

  8. Stephanie September 5, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    I have checked Michaels and my sisters check Hobby Lobby for those lockets. I’m looking for 20 to make gifts for the young women at church. Any other ideas on where I can find them or what they might be called? We have a really tight budget and I think the girls would love these! Thanks!

    • angela September 8, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

      Hi Stephanie!
      What a great idea!!
      I will be thinking but don’t know of any place other then those two! Did you try online!?!?!
      xoxox
      Angela

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