Monday, November 25, 2013
DIY - Jewelry Making
Over the past month I have developed somewhat of an obsession with DIY projects.
My favorite project lately is jewelry making. I've never done it before, not even as a little kid. So to be honest I felt like a little kid when I ventured into The Bead Shop and bought two ginormous rolls of gut, my first pair of dainty red pliers, a packet of crimps and hooks; as well as an abundant supply of beads and charms.
The lady in the store literally had to teach me the entire process but once I'd gotten the hang of it I was confident enough to go home and fiddle around with my beads and charms.
Here are a few of the things that I have already made (there are thousands of bangles and anklets lying around my house right now!):
Then I started getting more creative and making anklets and headbands - I've only made one headband so far but once I get some more beads I'm hoping to make a whole lot more!
This is such a wonderful, fun hobby and it's cheap too! The great thing is that I've gotten into it just before Christmas - guess what everyone's getting as gifts this year!?
I've always said that something you make and create is a far more special and personal gift to someone anyway... when I make someone a bangle or an anklet, I'll choose the charm, colors and beads I think best suits that persons personality! The best thing is that no one else will ever have the same thing because it's completely unique.
Wishing you all a lovely week ahead!