Today I'm excited to share with you how to make this Altered USB Lanyard using Susan Lenart Kazmer's new line of awesome product: Industrial Chic! What is particularly exciting about this project is that is a part of a fabulous Blog Hop. The hop began on August 1oth and runs through the 26th and features projects from some of the craft and hobby industry's most talented designers. So far, there have been some fantastic projects.
Don't worry…you have missed nothing! If you click on the blog hop button, you can see all of the artists and projects that have been featured so far. Also, at the end of this post, I have included the links to all of the artist's blogs.
Now I know what some of you might be thinking…"Really Theresa? Another USB Lanyard?" What can I say? I've been on a mission to get organized! LOL I have several USB drives and each is organized with different information. So, telling them apart can be kinda tricky sometimes. So when I got my package of products from Susan Lenart Kazmer's Industrial Chic line, I knew right away what I was going to make. Plus I was really fortunate because, he he, I had already invaded Michaels and had formed a small stash of Industrial Chic products. This is truly the coolest, most inspiring line I have seen in a long time. If you are a mixed media or paper artist, you will want to get to Michaels right away and load up on these crafty goodies.
I always get very excited when I get a package at my studio. Whether they are expected or not, I love my Fed Ex guy! Sound silly? Perhaps…but I'm as giddy as little girl, none-the-less. I'm not embarrassed or afraid to admit it. So, I was reeeeeeeally excited to receive my package of Industrial Chic supplies. It might not look like very much, but lemme tell ya…this is one incredible rich line of goods. Here's what I got:
I saw that chain and I knew right away what I was going to do with it. As luck would have it, I already had in my stash Industrial Chic jump rings and clasps.
This is a very simple project to do. I whipped out my chain nose pliers and as fast as you could say, "That looks so cool!" I had it all assembled.
When I saw the package with the small envelops and collage papers, I knew it would make the perfect vehicle for storing my supply of USB drives.
I glued the small pieces of collage papers to the front side and flap of the envelope, trimmed the excess and added stickers to properly label it.
Now I easily identify my USB drives.
That's all there is to it! Quick and easy….and a great way to organize items that are small. I like that.
Here is a list of all the other designers who are participating in this hop…
August 10th Barbe St. John
August 11th Cheryl Bodkin-Waters
August 12th Cindi Bisson
August 13th Gretchen McHale
August 14th Jenny Barnett Rohrs
August 15th Kari McKnight-Holbrook
August 16th Lindsay Obermeyer
August 17th Seth Apter
August 18th Suze Weinberg
August 19th Tami Bayer
August 20th ME!!! Been there, done that!
August 21st Traci Stivers Lampe
August 22nd Traci Bautista
August 23rd Jen Crossly
August 24th Eileen Hull
August 25th Pam Karriker
August 26th Sandi Martin
Hope you enjoyed!