After seeing the necklace Heidi Klum wears of the first initial of her children, I have wanted one! I don't have children, but someday.... I will. And I will also have one of those necklaces!
Until then, though, I found a great way to make my own with mine and my husband's initials.
(I happen to believe that the best things about crafting are finding something you love and re-making it yourself with a personal flare for less money. Come on... who doesn't like that?)
I was blog scavenging the other day and found this amazing post on how to make a Book Page Necklace. I immediately added the tutorial to my "To Craft" list, because it is AWESOME! I'm tweaking it a little bit, though, to make it more "me", by adding the initials from the Heidi necklace.
- A book page
- Necklace chain
- Jump rings
- Flat metal pendants
- Tacky Glue
1. Trace each flat pendant on the book page TWICE
2. Cut out each shape
3. Glue the cut-outs to each side of the metal pendants
4. Cut out vinyl letters for each initial and apply to each pendant
(Yes our initials are "B" and "S"... but we laugh about it!)
5. Cover each finished side with another layer of tacky glue to cement it together
6. Add the pendants to your necklace chain
I decided to add a vinyl heart cut in half on each of my initial pendants since they represent my husband and I. I love that this necklace is cool, home-made, and personalized on EACH SIDE of the pendants! I love it. I love it. I.L.O.V.E.I.T.
What do you think?