These were both quick gifts to make but I think they look good and I hope the ladies who received them will enjoy wearing them. The necklaces were made using this tutorial. It was really simple and doesn't need a lot of specialist tools just a pair of pliers to crimp beads and work with jump rings. I used a sewing machine to sew the ribbon but you could do it by hand.
I found the idea for the covered bangles in a knitting book and just messed around to knit a piece wide enough and long enough to cover the bangles. The bangles were cheap plastic ones from a discount shop and I used scraps of wool so this was definitely a recessionista project. I think they look good though and I'm saving odds and ends to make some for myself. Be warned though make sure the bangle is plenty big enough get on and off with room before you cover it.