I’ve been a huge fan of Heather Powers from Humblebeads for years. If you’re not familiar with her work (polymer clay and jewelry), I highly encourage you to look her up. Last week she offered a workshop on how to make holiday pins, pendants and earrings, so I had to enroll.
I had a blast whipping up the projects above. I started by making the frames while watching a Hallmark Christmas movie Saturday, then added the beads while watching The Walking Dead last night (I know…that’s going from one extreme to the other in terms of tv shows!). Since this is a paid workshop, I can’t share the instructions with you, but I will say they were very easy to follow, and the projects worked up quickly.
I never thought I’d be able to make a pin–it just seemed too daunting–but it was surprisingly easy.
I plan to add a long chain and a few other sparkly embellishments to this pendant.
These earrings are fun and will go with pretty much any of my holiday attire.
So, again, check out the Humblebeads blog. It may not be too late to sign up for the workshop, and she also has some wonderful gift ideas!