Since I started making these beaded bookmarks, I've had so much fun. I love taking vintage images and matching them with the perfect crystals and pearls. But most of all, I have enjoyed giving them away to friends and family which led me to this awesome custom order...
My sister Karen belongs to a prayer group in Texas. They call themselves the Joy Faith Sharing Group and every year they exchange little gifts with one another.
After "winning" one of my bookmarks in my first ever giveaway (everyone who left a comment was a winner!), my sister thought this would be the perfect little gift for her to give to each of her prayer sisters. She found the perfect vintage holy cards and sent them to me and I had the pleasure of editing, sizing, distressing, gluing, beading, admiring and packaging these little beauties. With the help of Photoshop and my trusty little sewing machine (thanks Belinda!), I am near the end and about to ship them to Texas and surprise my sister with them. She has no idea that I custom wrapped them for her...do you think she'll be excited???
Here's one packaged up for example...I used Photoshop to create the prayer group's logo on card stock (front & back), slipped the bookmark in a plastic wedding favor bag, folded the card stock in half, ran it through my little sewing machine and it's done! :)
Simple? Yes, quite simple. The only thing that takes the longest is the drying time of the glue and the acrylic finish I spray on them to protect them. Well, and the beading...but that goes pretty quick too. The hardest part about that is choosing the right ones.
Well now, let me finish packing up these little beauties so I can send them off to Texas! I sure hope those ladies love them as much as I enjoyed creating them...
What have you created today???
*edited after many emails and comments asking if I sell these...YES!
I have some in my etsy shop and they need a new home...not bad for a $5 gift! Take a peek at www.everythingvintage.etsy.com or click on my etsy shop link on my side bar.