- 2 years ago
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 9×9 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.