Jingle Jewellery

This post was – obviously – supposed to be a Christmas post. But things got a little weird before Christmas – Covid and lockdowns and tiers did a number on my mental health. I did the projects for a couple of posts, but never got around to writing the blogs. Instead of wasting them, I’m going to post them in February. Because why not.

I got these cute jingly bells when I did my last order from The Works back in… um, I can’t remember.

I had a vague idea of making some jingly earrings for Christmas, but no real purpose for them. They were just cheap and cute. I do that a lot. This is why I have a LOT of stuff in my house.

I’m not a hoarder, I’m a crafter.

Anyway, jewellery. Mid-November I had my jewellery making supplies out for something else, so I made these up.

I started with a single white bell on a chain, with a lobster clasp.

But I quickly decided that wasn’t enough jingle. One bell that jingles is kinda cute. But Christmas – for me at least – is about gawdy. So I added more.

Nice. I picked it up and shook it a little, to hear the jingle. It wasn’t quite right. Christmas is also about over the top.

So I added even more bells. I also made myself a matching set of earrings.

Jingle, jingle, jingle. Merry (belated) Christmas 🙂

Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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