This month's project has a little back story. Please bear with me. I have a sweet friend in my life, who is very young (23) and going through a real trial in her life. More than I've ever had to deal with, and especially at such a young age. A while back when she was really feeling heart-broken and discouraged, she posted a song on her facebook page. The name of the song was "A Little Bit Stronger". Knowing what she was going through, and listening to the song really tugged at my heartstrings. I sent her a text and she told me she was trying to be "a little bit stronger". I knew I wanted to give her a Christmas gift that had those words on it. I was thinking a piece of jewelry. Well we were on a pretty tight budget for Christmas this year, and a piece of hand-stamped, or engraved jewelry was just not in my price-range. I decided to look for a tutorial on making a pendant myself. I of course first hopped over to Tatertots and Jello and immediately found a post which contained a link to this tutorial. I decided that this was the way to go. However as Christmas drew nearer, and I still didn't have all the supplies I needed (some are really hard to find!), I decided I needed to improvise. And that is how this project came to be. Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of the pendant before I gave it to her, so you'll just have to imagine how fabulous it was, okay? And she loved it BTW, and wears it all the time.
I had waited too long to order scrabble tiles online, so I decided to see how these would work. They are a little bit bigger than scrabble tiles, and also thinner. I love the different sizes, I'm going to make some bigger ones next time:
For pendants that say something specific, all you need to do is type it up yourself and print it onto some colorful paper. This is what I did with the "a little bit stronger" pendant.