Let me introduce you to my first charm and chain from Stampin' Up!'s Simply Adorned Jewelry line. Combine these new charms with your love of paper crafting and you have an infinite number of looks–so define your mood and start crafting.
The locket-style charms with hinges are perfect for tucking in what I consider "micro cards." I created three different styles of "micro cards" above. TIP: For a quick and balanced 1 x 1" square, I used a 1 1/4" Square Punch and cropped each side by 1/4".
The necklace charms come in two sizes of rectangles plus the 1 x 1" square that I purchased. TIP: The 1 x 1" dimension is the size of the insert. In addition, 5/8" circle and square charms (also locket-style) are available. They're absolutely sumptuous on the Simply Adorned Bracelet (117342). Click here for full details on Simply Adorned jewelry (also featured on page 28 of the Occasions Mini).
The coordinating chains are offered in 24" (116800) and 34" (116853). I ordered the longer of the two so that I could double it up . . . but have every intention of grabbing the 24" for a change-up. My hubby was "hired" to be photographer today. Thanks, Scott! TIP: The chain clasp and charm SHOULD show. They are so classy.
Southwest Sass (top left): Fresh Cuts (111634) and Tiny Tags (118091 Wood-Mount, 118592 Clear-Mount, Occasions Mini) Stamp Sets, Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650), Bermuda Bay (115655) and Real Red (103133) Classic Ink, Medium Jewelry Tag (117190, Occasions Mini) and Heart to Heart (113694) Punches
Vintage Vavoom (bottom left): Vintage Vogue Stamp Set (117690, Occasions Mini), Brushed Gold (102935) and Brushed Silver (100712) Card Stock, Basic Black Ink (101179), Stampin' Up! Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (118138, Occasions Mini), Clear Rhinestone Brad (113144)
Fresh and Friendly (right): Tiny Tags Stamp Set (118091 Wood-Mount, 118592 Clear-Mount, Occasions Mini), Whisper White Card Stock(100730), Jet Black Stazon Ink (101406), Extra Large 2-Step Bird (117191, Occasions Mini), Vintage Brads (109109)
IMPORTANT TIP: To avoid scratching or a too tight fit inside the charm, I removed my rhinestone from the brad before adhering (Very Vintage) and cropped the legs off the black brad (Fresh and Friendly). Just to be safe, you may want to use only paper and ink and keep layers to a bare minimum.
Each chain and charm arrive in a gift box. A touch of ribbon and a
tag (this style mirrors my Fresh and Friendly locket insert)
and the box is ready to roll.