I have very few hard and fast rules when it comes to jewelry. One of my rules is that if I find a piece of jewelry that I want to buy but I can make it, then I am required to at least attempt to make it. And secondly, if I find a bracelet (that I can't make) that actually fits my child-size wrists then I buy it! Especially if the price is right. I hit the Nordstrom Rack clearance section this week (at a minimum, this is a quarterly event) and discovered this plastic green cuff. It fit perfectly, and it was under $10. Sold! But really? A plastic green cuff? Today I am questioning the thought process that went into this purchase. I am thinking that I should add one more important criteria to my list of questions...must love it. But here I waiver. It was under ten bucks. So what if I only have occasion to wear this funky thing once or twice? :) By the way, the chain link bracelet was a gift from my friend Kristin for my birthday last year, love it!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
I needed a bracelet to go with an outfit this weekend that I wore to the Brandi Carlisle concert at Red Rocks. AMAZING show by the way, such a special and talented performer. And what a perfect date night with our friends, Nicki and Bret, thanks guys! Casey and I needed that! So I whipped up this little double wrap delight and am calling it The Brandi Wrap in her honor. I thought it looked really nice with the feather bangle from my very first post. I re-purposed these rhinestones from an old piece and wove it into leather with blue-grey embroidery floss.
Had to throw in a concert pic of Nicki and I! :)
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I admit, I made the red one last week to have a little something patriotic to wear on the fourth. I made a silver version of the ruby jade one for my friend and coworker, Katherine, this week, happy 30th! And, the white quartz triangles I made today. I have been wondering what to do with those triangle beads for some time. I've seen a bit of a trend in triangle shaped jewelry in the last year, so it is timely that these beads find a home. The flexible wire that I used allows me to get these on and off a bit easier than if they were rigid. It also made it so that I could make it smaller than a rigid bangle since I can mold it over my hand when putting it on. These are quick pieces, appealing to my instant gratification side. My friend, Jen and I (who made the "Merry Wrist-mas" bracelets with me last year) are already beginning a plot to make a more stackable version of these for future gift-giving endeavors...hint hint. :)