I was playing with an idea that I got from a craft store in Clovis, and decided I'd try it with the new Big Designer Buttons from SU! in the Holiday Mini. Using the Candy Cane buttons, as well as a few smaller from the designer buttons, I made one keychain, adding some beads and a purse charm I had. For the Deck the Halls keychain, I had to supplement with a few buttons I had in the "button Box" since I didn't have the right colors from the designer buttons, but as you can see, it is easy enough to work in the right color sceme. Lucky for me, I have a box of beads to play in, not everyone has a pink quartz elephant bead, but I'm sure you'll find something special!
They really come together fast, and might be a great class. You could also add Simply Adorned Baubles or Findings to make it really personal and special. Hope you enjoy playing with the possibilities. Happy to be back crafting again. I'll make an effort to add to my blog on a more regular basis! Ellen