Friday, July 12, 2013

Base & Bling Necklace

Yesterday, I showed you the first project we made at the 2013 Close To My Heart Convention. I mentioned that one of the great things about the convention is getting the big reveal on all the new products. The corporate staff does an amazing job of building the excitement in the opening ceremony. So before I get to today's project, I'd like to share a few snap shots from that first day.

Already a buzz waiting for the doors to open!
Opening Song: Living La Vida Minnie
One of the first announcements was the new and hip Base & Bling wearable art collection! This includes lightweight fashion accessories that have bases ready to be decorated with fabric and/or adhesive backed jewels and accents.

Slide showing the "Bases"
Slide showing the "Bling"

For our second convention project, we got to see how simple and quick it is to create a Base & Bling Necklace.

Our kit included a sheet of fabric, a necklace with five bases, strong adhesive dots and strips, Set of teal & black jewels, set of floral accents and a word accent.

Kit available August 1 for $14.95
Putting it together took less than an hour and that was with all the chatting we were doing as we worked.

Here's my finished product:

My 13 year old daughter loves the necklace and can't wait to make one for herself. 


Starting August 1, you will be able to purchase the same kit we made for just $14.95. You can also buy base and bling components separately and priced reasonably.

I'm really excited about this new line and am planning a creative day in August to make some of these. This would be a great workshop for two or more generations to work together to create some fun pieces. Details coming!



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