Sunday, 15 January 2017

Ornate Beaded Heart Shaped Gift Tags

Following yesterdays post, this is one of the  ideas I came up with combining parts from the charity shop necklace and Aldi hanging Christmas decoration I showed you yesterday.
Ornate Wooden beaded heart gift tags……. and yes, I did it, I have started to break up the necklace, sadly the oval chain links were soldered/welded, so I can’t use them individually which is a pity.
Aldi Wooden Hanging Christmas DecorationBoho Style heart and bead necklace
I faux stitched round the silver heart with a white gel pen (memo to self, I need to get a couple of new ones as they are on their last legs). I replaced the original rustic string for a longer length, so that the tag has a little extra wiggle room when attaching to a parcel. 
Ornate beaded wooden heart shaped gift tagOnce the string was threaded through I attached a silver and copper heart from the necklace using  a couple of “salvaged” jump rings, my crafting nemesis (as I never seem able to open and close them cleanly, much to Marc’s bemusement) Once the hearts were in place, I threaded an original wooden bead onto the string, and tying a knot over the top of it to keep the hearts in place.
The trouble with using pieces that originally hung together is that they also have a hole at the bottom (which I had forgotten in my excitement on finding a bargain), however, in this case I was able to use the hole productively by attaching another jump ring and a drop of beads through it. 
Faux stitching on back of wooden gift tagThe final touch was adding faux stitching using a black fine liner pen to edge the back of the tag.
Now ……. what to do with the other wooden pieces of the decoration?