Cheerful Holiday Necklaces

Awhile ago I received some wooden tags from ARTchix, but I didn’t get around to altering them until now. Sometimes the creative process requires waiting for the right time.

With the holidays season happening, I was inspired to use cheerful words of joy to make the necklaces below using the wooden tags from ARTchix.  Unfortunately, they no longer carry this item, but you can find similar ones at Jilly bean Kids (item WD2220, 8 mid-sized wooden tags for $3.99).


The tiny one below is my favorite (you know how much I LOVE tiny things).  I haven’t been able to find any more wooden tags this small in size (do any of you know where to buy some?)


Okay, moving on to more tags…here are some metal circle ones.  I made these using pendant trays from the Paper Studio.  To make, simply adhere your words typed onto paper (I chose to go with sing-songy, happy tunes) to the inside of the pendant and add a smear of glitter glue on top and let dry.  Then fill the pendant tray with diamond glaze and let dry.


Here are some rectangle ones that I made using rubber stamps for the words.  The photos didn’t come out too well (natural lighting is getting harder and harder to come by as the days grow shorter), but I think you can still get the gist of it.


As the days get colder and darkness becomes more common, I like to fill my mind with thoughts of lightness and delight.  When my mind is full of light, my heart is warmed as well.






12 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Jeanette in Illinois

    These are fabulous, as always! I love how you captured the joyous, light feeling of the holiday. And, when you add glitter and a jingle bell, you can count me in.

    I’ll keep my eyes open for the wooden tags…

    Sending you bright, illuminated-by-happiness days to grace your beautiful season of light and grace.

    December 2nd, 2013

  2. Love these….reminds me of my feather one, kind of!

    December 2nd, 2013

  3. Mindy

    Love those necklaces!! :) I think the “Fa la la” is my favorite. so cute!

    December 2nd, 2013

  4. These have a wonderful and happy Christmas spirit. They have so much more meaningful and creative than the generic bling you find in all the stores at this time of year.

    Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving,


    December 2nd, 2013

  5. laura huffman

    Very cheerful. Just watching Charlie Brown Christmas. You and Charlie are putting me in a Christmas mood. Thank you as always for sharing your self with us. Enjoy your week.

    December 3rd, 2013

  6. Once again you have captured the simple joy of creating something very beautiful and with a fun message included. For tiny wooden tags you could use tongue depressors and cut them to shape. Sand the rough edges and drill a little hole for hanging. Just a thought. Creative Joy Dear…

    December 3rd, 2013

  7. Becky Shander

    Sounds like a good idea Sherry…thanks for sharing. My only concern is that the tongue depressors might be a bit too thin (the tag I have is hefty and sort of chunky). But I like your thoughts and will look around with your idea in mind. Thanks!

    December 3rd, 2013

  8. ann marie

    Oh I just love coming to this happy, peaceful creative place of yours! There is always something that makes me want to stop what I’m doing right now and go get mica flake!!! xo

    December 5th, 2013

  9. Becky Shander

    So happy to know that you enjoy stopping by Ann Marie…thank you!

    December 5th, 2013

  10. Linda K

    oh these are just darling Becky-and I can just hear that little jingle in your “Sing With Glee” and “Laughing All The Way” necklaces. These certainly evoke the true spirit of the season.

    December 5th, 2013

  11. Last Minute Lynn

    I wonder if you could buy a”plank” of balsa wood and cut it in a die cut machine, to make tags???

    December 15th, 2013

  12. Love these! Cheerful and perfect for the season!

    December 20th, 2013

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