For the seventh day of A Gift a Day, I made some more jewelry for Winter. There will be more gifts in this series for her because she has a birthday close to Christmas, so some gifts will be for her birthday and some are for Christmas.

You can also swap the charms out for something else. Earlier this year, Winter and I made necklaces like these using Eiffel Tower charms.

Necklaces and Earrings


British Phone Booth Charm

Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower) charm

Arrow charms

4 6 mm jump rings

2 chains

2 earring posts (I purchased these at Walmart last year)


needle-nosed pliers


It took me about 5 minutes to make all of these gifts today.



$1.26 per necklace and $0.65 for the pair of earrings, which is $3.17 for all three, plus a small amount for shipping.

I spent more out of pocket for these items as I bought multiples of several things, but these will be used on different gifts.

I bought the charms this year, but I had purchased the chains and jump rings last year.

I purchased the chain and jump rings from Fancy Fab on Etsy. The Eiffel Tower charms also come from there if you want to make one of those. Winter made these for herself, her sisters, and her friends earlier this year (I made one for myself as well). These would be great birthday or Christmas gifts to make for friends. They also carry the same arrow charms. Do note the 10% off coupon at the top of her site.

The Phone Booth, Big Ben, and arrow charms came from Bohemian Findings on Etsy. I ordered these this year, along with another charm for another project that I will be featuring this week.

For both shops, I linked to individual product listings, but once those are sold, you should be able to do a search for those items on the shop’s pages for a new listing of those items.

Did you make any gifts today? What did you make?
This post is linked to Someday Crafts, Wow us Wednesdays

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  1. Those are beautiful, Brandy! I ordered some supplies yesterday from the etsy shop you mentioned and am planning on making my girls (and maybe nieces) some jewelry for Christmas. Today, though, I made 2 baby bibs for my youngest nephew to go along with a fleece jacket and pants set I got at The Children’s Place for only $8. I’m also working on cutting out potholders that will be gifts as well. 🙂

  2. I loved the series last year and I’m loving it again this year! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. Lil’ Luna posted a list of 75 gift ideas for under $2 and then 75 gift ideas for under $5 this week. I don’t think any are as elegant as yours (or as inexpensive for that matter), but I’ve enjoyed seeing the ideas presented there as well.

  3. I love this series so much. Thank you for sharing your gift ideas with us readers! My daughter enjoys making jewelry and gets lots of ideas from your jewelry posts too. :)I finished knitting a hat for my mother-in-law yesterday. If you’d like to check it out, the post is here showing the final from the top: There are others showing the work along the way.I’m working on a hat for my son right now – not a gift, really, just something he asked me to do, and I’ve made some other gifts over the past month or so. We are moving this week, so next week I’ll start knitting some accessories for my daughter’s dolls – I found a pattern set for a shawl, a beret and a little bag and I’m using scrap yarn to make several sets for her.My grandmother wanted me to pick out clothing for the children for Christmas and wrap it from her, so yesterday I got a deal at Lands’ End. I had a list of what they truly need this year and both needed some winter-weight PJs, so I got each a set of fleece pajamas and got my daughter a pair of gloves (which she’ll get immediately since it’s quite cold here right now). Everything on the site was 30% off and free shipping for orders over $50, plus I used Ebates to get 6% back on the order. I’ll sneak pictures of the jammies to send to Nana so she can see what they are getting from her, then tuck them away to be wrapped. Have a lovely day! Thank you again for all the great ideas!

  4. Lovely gifts do not have to cost a fortune as you show so well. My assistant’s birthday is on Friday so I downloaded your reading quote bookmarks and printed them on purple card stock, which is her favorite color. Tonight I will laminate them and add a tassel to each. I will give her these along with a book that I have had in my gift stash for quite awhile as a gift. Thank you so much for sharing all of your lovely ideas.

  5. I think these are my favorites from this years’ gift series. They’re gorgeous! I love the simple directions and encouragement to readers. Thank you!

  6. This afternoon I printed off the “Ten Things I Love About You” bookmarks for each of my grown children. I have had the 10 things for each on designed & placed for a while, but needed a black print cartridge before I could print them on some cardstock. I have decided not to laminate them, since all our children are adults, & take good care of their bookmarks anyway.

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