My niece turned 16 recently, and after several futile attempts at trying to get gift ideas from her mom, I went right to the source, emailing the girl herself.
While she was lovely, and said we didn't have to do anything, once she found out I like jewellery making, put in a request.
During my recent gift bag making splurge, I dug out some embroidered satin remnants (left over from her pajama pants of last year).
Whipped up a quick little bag, and filled it with these.
I got these great metal boxes when we cleaned out sample closets at my old work place - I ended up with boxes of them! I filled each of them with a different piece (or pieces) of jewellery.
beaded rings (these are so easy to make, I can whip up more for myself if I need to)
A memory wire bracelet, and matching glass circle pendant on beaded chains
a knitted beaded choker I made ages ago and forgot about!
a turquoise and wood bead necklace with the teen requested peace sign
3 sets of earrings (again with the peace sign)
and a bracelet.
She only turns sixteen once...