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Craft Gathering June 2, 2014

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We had so much fun at the recent women’s retreat creating and snacking and talking and laughing,

that a few of us planned some more of these times during the next six months.

Last Friday night was the first one…making mini collage jewelry and bottle cap magnets.

About a dozen ladies joined in the fun and this was a perfect project for those with no prior experience. Each person got an antiqued copper pendant kit, materials for five bottle cap magnets, and either a key fob or bracelet kit. Tons of fun for a $10 fee…including yummy snacks and beverages.  The supply table had a huge variety of text pages, music, and scrapbook paper. Scissors, tweezers, glue sticks, hot glue guns, and good craft glue. Supplies are readily available on Etsy…search for bezel tray pendant and bracelet bezel tray.

I’d highly recommend this project as a fun girl’s night out (or in), retreat, or birthday party.

In fact, I’m putting this jewelry project together for a granddaughter’s upcoming 14th birthday.

   Her request…I’m honored!

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  I took my pieces home and of course had to jazz them up a bit…although they were pretty cute as is.

always bracelet

Added the three beads to this bracelet as a counter balance.

butterfly collage


This necklace pendant is still a bit murky and needs some more drying time to be crystal clear.



  P.S.  My camera cable is on the fritz, so I had to take these photos with my iPhone.

  Pretty darn pleased with them.


4 Responses to “Craft Gathering”

  1. Monique U Says:

    This is great for older teens, too, Lynda (my twin nieces would love) 🙂 Now to find that box of bezels…

  2. It’s sometimes hard to find appealing intergenerational activities and this one fit the bill perfectly! Loved that we didn’t go the resin route. The glass domes and some glue were a no fail option.

  3. Looks like you all had a fabulous time! Lovely, as usual!

  4. Nancy Smith Says:

    Wish we lived closer…I’m in Washington State. Would’ve loved joining in!!

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