Thursday, December 23, 2010

homemade Christmas Gifts #4....I can finally post...

since my mother-in-law should be in a car on her way to
my neck of the woods and hopefully off the computer...if not...

I have made a few of my dangle necklaces...and I love them.
I decided to give one to my MIL for Christmas,
but wanted to make a dangle special to her.

A family charm dangle.
(Each family member is represented by the color of their birthstone in a variety of beads)

I started with her birthstone...then added each of her children.
Hanging off of 2 of her children are their kids...the grandchildren.
and their spouses are hanging next to them.

I added a few extra charms...a family tree and a LOVE charm.
I added a traffic sign for Mr. T, a golf bag and club for his brother and the simple word "daughter" for the only girl.

I really love how it turned out.


the beauty of the dangle...if you don't want to hang it from your neck...
why not hang it from your purse.

and of course, you need some earrings to match.

Something we figured out quite a few Christmases ago...Her kids birthstones (in order) make a traffic light...AND....Mr. T is a transportation consultant (civil engineer) we have always loved that little connection. So of course I had to make the earrings (not just to go with the dangle) but to look like a traffic light.'s my final gift...I am officially done and enjoying some peace and relaxation with Lil D as we wait for the fun to begin really soon!

I hope you have been able to get all your projects done in time to enjoy some fun times with your family and loved ones!


Kristin said...

Love the dangle! I'm not much of a jewelry wearer, but I would love one of those on my purse!

1 Funky Woman said...

What a lovely gift for MIL! She will love it! I love the idea of adding bling to the purse, great idea! I love your purse BTW!

Merry Christmas!


Christine said...

She is going to LOVE that! :) You have such great ideas. Merry Christmas!

Jamie said...

It is so cute Teri, she is going to love it.

Carol said...

I definitely love the necklace. Thanks so much, Teri, for your time and creativity to produce such a fun and versatile piece of jewelry. I will certainly use the bling on my purse, also. Thank you soooo much!!!

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