Sunday, December 18, 2011

Handmade Gift with Love

I can't believe Christmas is 6 days away? Where did the time go.
Today, I am also going to highlight some of my favorite Etsy Shops, just because I LOVE their shops. By the way, none of these shop owners know I was going to do this, but like Oprah, these are my "Favorite Things" for Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary or Just Because.    
This list is in no particular order. 
1) Saressa
2) Sewella - The Little Treasures
3) Mitzis Collectibles 
4) A Lapin Life
5) Generation Gap
6) PBJ Stories 
7) Lavender Garden Cottage
8) Keep Sakes By Katherine
9) Pitter and Glink
10) Vintage Home Designs 
Stop by these lovely shops and take a look around. If you have any last minute gifts to buy, I am sure you will find a lovely item in one of these shops.

I bought this broken chain at a yard sale for $1 and the gold ribbon and jump rings I had on hand. Created your flower from ribbon and if you are not sure how, go here.

Next take your chain and make sure it fits over your head. 
I sewed the jump rings to the back of the flower.
Finally, attach the chain and you have yourself a new and one of kind necklace.
If you need a last minute gift or not sure what to give someone, give this a try and don't forget send me a picture. What is nice about this up-cycled necklace is I can interchange the look by adding a red flower for Valentine Day or Christmas or a brooch. The possibilities are endless. Thank you so much for stopping by and I LOVE your comments so drop me a line.

Merry Christmas,



  1. Super cute necklace! And thanks so much for sharing my shop as one of your favorites on Etsy! I'm flattered! ;)

  2. Oh.. Vanessa.. what a lovely surprise!! I didn't expect to see my shop here! Much obliged and thankful :)
    Your necklace is gorgeous and the beauty is topped with the knowledge that it can be done in a matter of minutes!

  3. This is such a sweet gift idea!

    Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

  4. Oh your Necklace is BEAUTIFUL!!!! and this is such a GREAT gift idea... Thank you so much for linking up at my party I hope to see you again

  5. Hi Vanessa,

    I love your necklace!!! So very clever.

    How sweet of you to add my shop.


  6. Your necklace is lovely, and oh so clever. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best and wishing you Happy Holiday's.

  7. This is so pretty!thank you for sharing and for linking to Thursday Favorite Things blog Hop at Katherines Corner. Merry Christmas Hugs!

  8. I saw your necklace on Uncommon Designs. It is lovely. This is one of the few things I like that I have seen with "spiral roses" or "rosettes" as we call them in the paper crafting world.
    I am no. 94. Please visit?

  9. Vanessa, thank you so much for sharing your favorite Etsy stores. I can't wait to check them out!

    Your necklace turned out beautifully!

    With all the activities and festivities of this past week, I'm really touched and appreciative that you took the time to be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..".



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