Saturday, January 25, 2014
Red Valentine Jewelry (Made From Cat Toys)
You know what's fun to do in January? Buy super cheap discounted Christmas stuff in red-and-green...fer example, I got these kitty balls for 97 cents...
...then set aside the greens for later, and make Valentine crafts with the reds!
Do you like red and black for Valentine's Day? I do - seems somehow more hip than pink. (Not that there's anything wrong with pink.) I made these cuties in just a few minutes, with no tools needed!
Ready to DIY? Let's start with the cocktail ring. You need a kitty ball, a ring blank and some skinny ribbon.
I used a little bit of craft wire as a needle, to help guide the ribbon where it needed to go.
Thread the ribbon through two holes in the ring blank, then up through the kitty ball.
Tip: it may take a couple of tries before you feel you've found the right holes in the kitty ball - just experiment a bit until they seem about right. It doesn't need to be exactly symmetrical! I actually prefer the look with a slightly off-center ribbon.
Tie a leetle bow! Trim the ends.
Wear your kitty ball proudly!
Now the necklace - another very easy one. I used some light plastic chain, which comes with its own linkers. (Of course you can use ordinary chain and jump rings instead.)
First I connected two lengths, because I wanted a longer chain.
Then I used two more linkers to connect the chain to a couple of spots on the kitty ball.
That's pretty cute right there, eh?
But if you like, tie a little bow as follows:
Gosh, I love these!
I'll post something with the green kitty balls sometime in the near future. Green for springtime. Is it almost here?