You know me as Allison but I’ve gone as just “A” for quite a long time, now. I’ll admit first it wasn’t my favorite but that is the way nicknames are, right? You don’t pick them.
It didn’t take long before I warmed up to it, largely because you can’t have a cute little toddler calling you Auntie A and think it’s anything but adorable. An now it is what it is. I am A, Al, Auntie A and Allison. Call me what you will but please don’t call me Allie Cat. Yes, I love the kitties but no, I don’t want to be called after them :)
When I saw some really pretty bangles in a set at Hobby Lobby I grabbed them and didn’t really plan to do much with them. But as I browsed the aisle I found all of these little bits and pieces that just clicked in my head so I made myself a cute little set. The good news? So far it’s gotten nothing but compliments and even once I got asked who the designer was? Um, Hobby Lobby and me? :)
For this project you will need:
- Bangle set
- Tassel and pendant set
- Gold monogram charm
- Large jump ring
- Aleene’s The Ultimate Adhesive
- Metal snips
- Sanding block
Now all of my findings for the bracelet set were purchased from Hobby Lobby. The Blank Slate by Traditions were half off and so were the general findings so I got everything 50% cheaper!
The monogram charms come with an eye on top that connect them to a toggle clasp thingamajiggie. Since we’re gluing it onto the pendant we don’t need that part. Use metal snips or wire cutters to cut that eye off.
Did you see how the top of my A had been really rough? If you have a jewelry file you can use that or you can use a sanding sponge to clear that off and make that top area nice and smooth.
Apply a small amount of adhesive to the backside of the letter and place onto the colorful pendant. Allow to completely dry.
Open a big ol’ jump ring, one big enough to go around all 3 bangles and secure them together.
Using a smaller jump to connect the pendant to the larger jump ring.
Attach your tassel and you’re done!
Ready to wear and impress and it was super easy to do!