Monday, 30 July 2012

My convention gifties (part two)

My very first Stampin' UP! Convention was last year.  It is so amazing that once you go you NEVER want to miss it!
I was lucky enough to be able to go again this year.  *grin* (so hard my cheeks hurt!)

Last year I did not make any gifties to take with me.  I just wasn't thinking about it.  This year I knew I just HAD TO!!!!  I had tons of ideas in my head and couldn't decide on just one. 
So here are all the gifties that I took with me to Salt Lake City.

In the JUNE issue of Stampin' Success (a wonderful magazine full of ideas that we get as demonstrators!  you should sign up today!!) they had an article on how to make paper beads!  WAHOO!  As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make them.  They are so easy!!!!    
I just needed to figure out WHAT to make with the beads.  
This is what I settled on.  EARRINGS!

I made up pairs of paper beads in various DSP.  In the article it says it is optional to cover them in crystal effects (awesome product!) but I chose to do it.  I wanted to make sure that the beads last longer and stay put.
I made 6 pairs.  I gifted them to our convention roomies.  Our wonderful friend Marcea, who we met at convention last year.  My up line Tina got a pair and one for myself.  (and a pair to spare!!)
Here are some close ups of the earrings.
 I already have jewelry making tools, and supplies so that was easy peasey.  I have gotten most of my things from Michael's.  They have a great selection.

Here is Tina wearing her earrings at CONVENTION!!