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« on: November 16, 2011 06:37:03 PM »

Read my major update below...

I've started a project of designing 10 gifts that will all fit in a recycled Altoid Box. Since most of the gifts will be jewelry/beading in nature, I didn't know if I should post here or in the jewelry area. Since the project will be a Christmas gift for my daughter, I decided to post here. Anyway...
So far I've got the prototypes for a Christmas ornament that folds so it fits into the box, and a tiny picture frame. The pictures aren't professional, it's late at night and I don't want to get all my photo equipment out....so I just took some quick pictures.

As you can see, they still need a bit of tweaking to look nice, but the basic designs are there. I'll post again when I've made some more progress.

Wire and Bead Photo Frame:

Wire and Bead Foldable Christmas Ornament:

Major update:
I've been busy! Below are the 6 gifts I have so far: foldable ornament, ribbon bookmark, barrette, photo frame, tiny photo album, and a plant pot decoration.

Here's a close-up of the tiny photo album. It's about 1 3/4" square. I used recycled envelopes for the pages.

My hand-made beaded barrette:

« Last Edit: November 28, 2011 08:25:52 AM by lorifellows - Reason: major update! » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011 02:31:32 AM »

What a great idea and I like your first 2 pieces, the photo frame especially

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011 04:40:35 PM »

10 gifts in an altoid box update:

Tonight I designed a plant pot dangle thingy. (don't know what to call it, but it sure is pretty!)

I want to make some custom beads for the photo frame and ornament, but don't have time for that until next week, so they'll have to be put on the back burner for now.


I enjoy making my own beads from recycled materials. Also, designing with wire.
my website
my blog
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012 08:43:42 AM »

I know that it is a little late (or early) to be posting on this page but I am new here and just looking around. This is a great idea, I am always looking for a way to shake up Christmas around my house and this could be just the thing. I really like the photo frame and the photo album.
Maybe my new family Christmas will include an altoid box Christmas and everyone has to bring one with their version of the 10 gifts, we could draw numbers for a box.
Very good idea!
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012 06:52:39 PM »

It's never too early to be thinking about Christmas...especially making things for Christmas. I like the idea of everyone bringing gifts in an altoid box. It'll bring out their creativity.

I enjoy making my own beads from recycled materials. Also, designing with wire.
my website
my blog
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012 02:59:03 AM »

If her ears are pierced, how about some earrings.  bracelet would be awesome too. Beautiful pieces so far Smiley
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