Saturday, 24 December 2011

Jingle Bells

Just one more sleep to go ... are you ready for the big day?

I'm nearly there with my preparations (although I'm woefully behind with Journalling my Christmas) and have just enough time to share a little something I made for a colleague at work.  She had been admiring the anti-pickpocket dangly bells on purses (apparently handed out by the local police to victims of theft) but had been unable to find where you could buy them.  She was understandably reluctant to go down the getting-your-purse-stolen-so-that-the-police-will-give-you-a-free-one route and I thought "I could make one of those" ... so I did.  A few bells and some beads attached by wire to a clasp ... and hey-presto:


Naturally, having bought a whole bag of bells and clasps, I had to make a few more!  Turns out they are the perfect size to go inside my Mum's Christmas cracker too!  My colleague was chuffed to bits (she was too curious to wait until Christmas day to open her gift)!

I'd like to offer one as a seasonal give-away to one of you lovely (anywhere in the world) readers - just leave me a comment below and I'll pick a random winner on New Year's Eve.

Merry Christmas!!!

12 comments:

Jo.C said...

Great idea - I've done little Christmas journalling either -just keep making notes. Have a fantastic Christmas and hopefully you will catch up after :0)

Dawn said...

Fantastic idea Jemma, Hope you have a fabulous time and Merry Christmas :)

JulieJ said...

i have a little gold bell on my purse - they were giving them out at M&S and Mom took an extra one for me. Hope you have a great Christmas.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

What a smart idea! Great job!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Really cute! I have a few more presents to wrap, but I'm pretty ready. We actually celebrate on Christmas Eve with Hubby's family.
Rinda

Alison said...

Great idea Jemma...happy Christmas to you and your family
Alison xx

Melissa said...

Merry Christmas - may your celebrations be filled with lots of love & laughter!

Missus Wookie said...

Clever and how fun that they fitted into your Mum's cracker! Merry Christmas!

alexa said...

That's very creative! I admire your ability to do this my own is close to exhaustion! Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

allie.duckienz said...

Oh I would like to put my hand up to go into the draw please. I love bells and it seems very Christmasy too :D
They are gorgeous. You're such a sweetheart for giving one away!

Lisa said...

I haven't had a minute to craft, blog or read for days and days but now that it's all over, I'm back! ;-) These bells are so sweet and I've just been over to S's blog and seen her embellishment goodies - how gorgeous are they? Hope you had a great Christmas!

Mary B said...

they look such a great idea might make some myself I know that I have some bells at home.