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my DIY wishbone charm necklaces

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#1 J&MWedding

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    Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:06 PM

    I'm so excited this is my first post of my DIY! My camera is broken so I had to take the pics with my phone.
    So, I copied a few of you brides out there and decided to send out "unofficial bridesmaid" packets. I sent out 6 total and they turned out great.

    I wrote each girl a letter just letting them know why I'm lucky to have them a friend and how special they are to me. It was really cool to take the time and write these (I almost started crying!) and it really made me realize what it means to be a good friend.
    I bought those 3D wedding stickers or bouquets/wedding dresses and decorated a plain card with them. Inside I created a smaller card that had the "top 5 reasons to be my unofficial bridesmaids" on it. I printed those cards, but I hand wrote the letter in pink ink.
    Then I needed to figure out how to make a necklace inexpensively, yet nice.

    So I found all the stuff at Michael's and made gold wishbone charm necklaces
    I bought:
    2 sets of Jolee' Charms - Each set came with the wishbone that had a tiny sworovski crystal in it ($4.99 each set - so $10 total for 6)
    Chain to make each necklace 18" long (three packages of chain $2.99 each - total $9)
    The crimpers (dont have a picture of them) - (one package $2.99)
    Clasps/Hooks (one package was $2.99)
    Organza bags to put them in (bag of 25 was $4.99)
    I already had the needle nose pliers
    And I had a 20% off entire order coupon, so total was about $25 for 6 necklaces - oh and this pretty much included the blank cards (I think those were only a few bucks)

    here are the pics!

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    #2 MaryS

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      Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:09 PM

      Turned out great!!

      #3 budgetjamaicabride

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        Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:15 PM

        Awesome job. I am using Jolee charms to put pics of my grandmother and godmother on ribbons in my bouquet. THey are great!

        #4 alkoch

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          Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:19 PM

          Very cute! I am sure they will love them what a cute idea!

          #5 march132010

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            Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:22 PM

            Cute cute cute--- I love it

            #6 Ginalyn

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              Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:41 PM

              Your girls are going to love them! How thoughtful of you!

              #7 autjo

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                Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:44 PM

                Love them! Your girls are going to be so impressed. I cried when I wrote my letters too. I think this wedding stuff is just tear jerking all around. Great job!

                And I noticed that you had more people book. Exciting :)

                #8 A2Bride

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                  Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:07 PM

                  Those are so cute!! Congrats on your first DIY project!

                  #9 Donie Jordan

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                    Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:05 AM

                    Very cute! You did a great job, congrats on your first DIY!

                    #10 lolosmama

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                      Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:02 AM

                      Great job!! Very cute!

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