By rights these jewelled tag charms should have ended up in the bin on the day I started them, but the more time I invested in them the more loathe I was to give up on them, hoping against hope that these sows ears would somehow end up as silk purses, put simply, …….they did not!They started out as small craft stick, measuring 7cms in length, glued together to make a snowflake shape.
……. but as soon as I started sticking the gems on the first side I knew they spelled disaster, as they just didn’t seem to want to stick, and the more glue I added the gungier everything became. But, not to be beaten, I added a small pendant bail fitting, before adding gems to the second side. so that they could be hung or tied.
And after that, I just kept mithering with them, with gems not lying or fitting right until I finally gave up, deciding not to fill any of the small gaps with smaller gems but let the stick/wood show through. I added a narrow, red ribbon to each, and although these were intended to be Christmas tree decorations I think, if they stay stuck until then, I will use them as charms on my plain, Kraft paper wrapped presents this year.