I wanted to ask each of my girls in a special way - all of them mean so much to me!
I used a white colored pencil to trace the words "I said Yes" onto a piece of heavy weight water color paper. I then used watercolors to paint over the tracing. I used a q-tip dipped in clean water to swab over the letters and remove traces of paint to make the letters whiter.
I used 9x9 scrapbooking paper to create envelopes for each card.
On the back of each card I wrote a personalized note to each of my girls - telling them how much they mean to me and how much I value our friendship.
I also made each girl a locket and put a slip of paper in each one asking "will you be my bridesmaid?". Each locket was unique with a different charm. I made them by sourcing the supplies on Etsy, I can provide more details to anyone who is interested. Each locket cost under $4 each.
I added a set of rings to the ribbon - just because they were cute :)
And the final product:
I purchsed my supplies from Etsy Seller Discount Charms. The shop has so many choices for lockets, charms, chains, clasps etc. Everything you'll need!
8 Antique Round Filigree Lockets
12 Antique Bronze Lobster Claw Clasps
15ft Antique Bronze Curb Chain 2mm x 2mm
And Jumprings - the ones offered at Discount charms are quite large. I would suggest getting a mixed bag of varying size jump rings from another store. I found I needed both large and small jumprings.
I also had a supply of beads and crystals from previous projects. I fashioned them into charms by adding them onto Head Pins - which I also already had leftover from a previous project. These are fairly inexpensive and can be picked up at a craft store or on Etsy.
Using wire cutters, select a length of chain appropriate for your locket. Cut.
Using flat nose pliers, I flatted the last chain links on each end to make it easier to add the clasp and a jumpring.
Once you add the clasp and jump ring, viola! You have a chain!
Add a jump ring to your locket so that it can easily slide onto your chain. If you're adding any charms, add them onto a jumpring or headpin and then add it to your locket's jumpring. If you're using a headpin, you'll have to use round nose plier to loop the left over end of the pin. This will allow you to add it to the jumpring holding the locket [see image below].
If you choose to add your beads to a jumpring, you can also loop those using your round nose pliers [see image below]
Lastly, add a slip of paper with a note asking your bridesmaids!
I had some of the supplies needed for this project prior to starting, which made it less expensive for me.
Could you provide more on tails on the lockets?
Yes! I will edit the original post to include information on the lockets :)
These are seriously the cutest bridemaids thingys (idk what you call them) i have ever seen! fabulous job. I wish i was one of your bridesmaids
Thank you! I'm SO excited for my girls to get them. They were mailed yesterday and the anticipation is killing me!
this is really really cute!!!!
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