Tuesday, November 09, 2010

sweet sixteen

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...

5 comments:

KnitTech said...

She's lucky to have an awesome aunt!

Wannietta said...

You're a rockin' Auntie!!!

Lucky Canuck said...

Wow, what 16-year old girl wouldn't love all that? Tell us how she likes them.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Oh wow, what a great gift! I am sure she is going to love it.

Acorn to Oak said...

Wow! Did you make all of that jewelry? Very nice and what a great gift. She's a lucky girl! Happy Birthday to her! :-)