But what could I do without spending an arm and a leg?
I referred to my post "Ten Tutorials I WILL Conquer." I was inspired by Jessica's paper pendant tutorial; I knew I could have my students make these for their moms as a custom piece of jewelry.
I'm not going to go through the tutorial step by step because Jessica does a great job teaching you how to make them. However, I will tell you a few things I learned while doing this tutorial.
|Waiting for the Envirotex to dry...|
|Envirotex Lite is freakin' awesome!|
|Pendants with the bails applied.|
When the kids finished their pendants, I thought they needed a little accompaniment gift to go with it. With the left over craft paper, I had them make their moms personalized matching notebooks. I then had them write their moms a letter on the first page wishing them a happy Mother's Day.
Here are some sets close up:
|I couldn't buy chains for all the pendants, so I used twine in hopes that the kids could talk someone into taking|
them to Walmart for a simple chain.
And Jessica, since my students and I conquered your tutorial; feel free to grab your button: