Gift Guide: Bling


Accessories always make lovely gifts, but in the winter months, I think they are especially nice to brighten a bundled-up look. Here are some bling gift ideas to spark your imagination!
MAKE: This project is a good one because it uses up something that I have no use for – clip-on earrings. Over the years, I have come across some really pretty clip-on earrings, but I would never wear them, because they hurt after about an hour! By the end of the day, you’ve given yourself a headache.
So, take a beautiful pair of clip-on earrings and turn them into a smart little necklace pendant. Maybe your mom used to wear clip-ons and doesn’t anymore? Surprise her by turning them into a necklace!
BUY: These adorable crown hairpins can make someone princess for a day. This is a fun gift for a little girl.
BUY: For those who are not a slave to the clock, give the gift of a fake watch! (Obviously, meant for those with a sense of humor.)

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MAKE: If you have a friend that love heels and glitz, then make her a pair of blinged out high heels and then take her out for a drink.
MAKE: For the animal lover, this leather or pleather cat necklace pendant with eyelets for eyes is perfect. You could easily modify the face shape to turn it into a dog. Fun and casual.
BUY: If there’s a person that wears suits on your list, these Pac Man cufflinks are a fun but not over the top gift option.
MAKE: I see this adorable bow headband and I just think of Snow White. It’s so cute! If you know how to knit and crochet, this is a great gift.
MAKE: Believe it or not, the delicate discs that make up the pendant on this necklace are made from ironing bubble wrap between parchment paper! Give this necklace to your favorite lady and experience the pride of telling her you made it yourself.
BUY: This baby elephant sterling silver ring is a more simple, sophisticated way to give the gift of animal jewelry, if the leather cat necklace is too casual.
BUY: I’ll admit it. I love bubbles! (Maybe I’ve admitted it before.) And the thing is… everyone loves bubbles! If you start blowing bubbles, you’ll notice that people will smile and little kids will invariably try to pop them.
These earrings look just like soap bubbles that you blow, but they will last longer! You don’t have to worry about matching them to an outfit, because they are clear.

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