Coloring Pages

The last of the Mother’s Day gifts are the ones I literally finished on Mother’s Day. I started on Thursday, but I didn’t get much past laying down the grids until Sunday morning.

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I created the originals on half-sheets of cardstock with a Sharpie pen and a Faber Castel brush pen for thicker lines and the darkened parts. Then I scanned them, cleaned them up, and printed them again on cardstock. I also wrapped a piece of regular paper around them and taped it to create an envelope.

I originally intended to make five, but waiting until the last minute left me with only the time to make three. I’m working on being more prepared for these types of things, but I’m not quite there yet. Obviously.

Want to color these yourself? Click these links, or go to the Freebies page (These are full-page): Top page Middle page Bottom page

Mother’s Day Gifts

Remember the birthday necklaces I made in January and posted last week? Well, I decided to make Mother’s Day gifts for my grandmothers that would go along with them. This time, I made bracelets.

I used the same amethyst chips, some silver wire, and some silver chain. I made five beaded links and connected them together with chains. I once again used a magnetic clasp, because it is one of my new favorite materials to use in jewelry.

I also made some Zentangle cards to send with them. I drew the patterns with a Sharpie pen, and then colored them with Prismacolor markers.

Birthday Necklaces

I completely thought I had posted this before, but apparently I only thought I did. I made these necklaces in January, because both of my grandmothers have birthdays around the end of January.

They also both happen to like purple, so I thought these amethyst chips would be perfect. The shorter one has groups of three with a focal group of five, while the longer one has a focal group of seven surrounded by groups of five and the rest are three.

I think my favorite thing I learned making these was about the magnetic clasp. It is so easy to put on, especially as a bracelet. And it has a super strong hold.

I liked these so much that I made more for my Etsy store. I also made this video with it: