Handmade for the Holidays

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Everyone knows that I am a HUGE supporter of creating handmade keepsakes for the Holidays, whether it’s ornaments for the tree, home decor pieces or gifts for the loved ones. It’s this time of the year that we can truly support artists and their creations, and I try my hardest to buy handmade this time of year to help our community thrive and continue to grow.




I’d like to share with all of you a quick and easy project that I’ve created for the 5th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop. This is the second year that I’ve participated, and there are over 80 ideas from fellow artists being presented over a three day period. On the ICE Resin Blog, I have a great tutorial for how to create these fun Scrabble board pendent pieces that are so quick and easy to create.





Even if you’ve created these fun pendents before, I encourage you to hop over to the blog post and check out some of the other ideas I’m showing for different ways of finishing your pieces including adding color with Iced Enamels, along with creating a faux druzie effect with German Glass Iced Inclusions.

And if those weren’t enough ideas for wetting your appetite, how about making mini collage pieces with your favorite scrapbook papers as a background? For those who want to learn how to make a more elegant pendent, I also show how to add some bling using faux rhinestone brad. This same technique can be used for dominoes as well!



In case you missed the first two days of the Handmade Holidays on the ICE Resin blog, I wanted to share with you a couple of other project ideas. Fellow Creative Team Member Chantal Johnson (left) shows how to make these fabulous necklaces that could easily be transformed into ornaments as well.

Clare Horner, another Creative Team Member, has a great tutorial on making these fun ornaments (right). Again this project could be easily made to be worn as jewelry or even to hang from the rear view mirror in the car! The majority of the projects that were created for the Handmade Holidays event had versatility in mind, meaning that they’re projects and ideas that can be created anytime of the year!


Need more inspiration?

As I mentioned earlier, there are over 80 projects that have been shared during the Handmade Holidays event. Use the links below to see more of the fun projects that have been created exclusively for this event.

1. Clearsnap 13. Latrice Murphy Design
2. Mrs. Greene 14. Atta Girl Says
3. Three Mint Balloons 15. Albion Gould
4. Walnut Hollow 16. Crafty Goodies
5. The Twinery 17. Punk Projects
6. Therm O Web 18. My Life From Home
7. ICE Resin 19. Twenty Five Smiles
8. DecoArt 20. creativitE
9. Graphic45 21. Smiling Colors
10. TombowUSA 22. Michelle’s Party Plan-It
11. Buttons Galore 23. Solange Scrap
12. Just JP – Jennifer Priest 24. Be Still My Crafting Heart




10 Responses

  1. Tammy Wilson

    Ok i don’t see a “W” for Wilson but i’m sure you’ll do a great job on mine!!!!!

  2. Chris Kurman

    John I lOVE your work…u too..I used the new iridescent medium you presented at ESS…just fantastic.
    I would be proud to wear a piece of your jewelry.
    Thanks for your generous raffle.

  3. Shona Erlenborn

    … and who wouldn’t like the chance to win something made by you?!! I bought some Ice Resin the other day and hope to finish the album we started with you in Sebring, Florida. Loved how your samples were all shiny! Who doesn’t like shiny?

  4. Krystal Bunch

    Me! Me! Me! Lol love your work

  5. Heather Warner-Ferguson

    I would love to win!!! Your work is gorgeous

  6. Oh–so beautiful!

  7. Oh my you have posh scrabble…my pieces are plastic 😉

  8. Winner winner chicken dinner! Krystal is the chosen one =)

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