After lunching with some friends last week we just had to visit some of the local shops here in town. I was intrigued with a bracelet one of my friends bought. I wish I had taken a photo of it but didn't have my camera. It was multi-strands with different beads and some charms dangling from them. I really liked it. I even went back to admire them again. I didn't buy one because they were approximately $40 plus tax. That is just out of my budget. So for a few days I obsessed about those bracelets.
Finally I realized I could check my bead stash and make something similar. Here are some of the beads I pulled out to use.
Here are the bracelets before I put them together and finished them off. Each one is made on stretchy cord...just like the store version. Here I have used some lovely mother-of-pearl beads, some fancy cut glass beads, silver lined beads and some fresh water pearls. I wanted to have the monochromatic look yet have some glimmer and bling.
As I usually do the finished bracelet is different from the ones shown above. I took out the mother-of-pearl strand and replaced it with a much more blingy silver toned laser cut beaded strand. Here I have grouped the bracelets together with velvet ribbon and added the charms.
I believe my version of the coveted store bracelet is every bit as fabulous. I can honestly say it didn't cost me nearly as much and I have the satisfaction of knowing I made it myself! The charms are all hearts and one crown with bling. I actually made this bracelet special for my daughter's birthday and it is on its way to her as we read. She is an August Leo and all about the BLING! Happy Birthday my lovely daughter who has grown into a wonderful woman.
Our weather is Summer Sunshine and brings lots of smiles to my face. I love Summer!
Blissful creating to each of you as you enjoy your days...