I have tried several versions of this necklace and I think I’ve found the one that I like the best. I love mixing different elements into one cohesive piece. It helps me get rid of those random beads that I can’t figure out how to use but it also makes for a unique piece. The ying yang sign bead is from a piece of jewelry from my childhood, so the memories make it extra special.
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Okay, so clearly these bracelets aren’t made of candy but the colors and the feel of the beads makes me want to eat them. Which also reminds me that I used to love candy jewelry so much, except for when they would get all sticky and weird on my neck/wrist–ahh the good old days.
Anywho, these beads were on the clearance table at the craft store and I just couldn’t resist them. Actually right next to them on the table were some very similar colored pre-made bracelets and I was about to buy them when I realized that I could make two for less than the price of one. So here they are!
I’ve mentioned before my need to get rid of all the arts and crafts stuff I have in my possession. Seriously, what’s the point of having all this stuff and not making anything. The best part is that it helps me declutter and it forces me to do something artsy which I’ve been trying to challenge myself to do.
I had previously used these turquoise beads in another necklace but I didn’t like the length or style of it, so I decided to make it shorter and add some elements. I love the way it turned out and I can’t wait to wear it.
Recently I’ve been obsessed with the color pink. For example, I recently bought a pink t-shirt, a pink cardigan, and a pink necklace–which, now that I’ve written it out, sounds like a lot haha. And yet, I still haven’t had enough. So I decided to combine my pink frenzy with my desire to get rid/use arts and crafts materials, I made this necklace. I haven’t worn it yet, but I am thinking of outfits for it as I type!
Okay, I have a lot of jewelry in general, but especially bracelets. I have always had a hard time figuring out how to store them in a way that is space-saving but also let’s me see what I have. I decided I needed some type of cute box with some drawers.
So I went to the first place I go for everything–the thrift store. And lo and behold there was a 6 drawer wooden box right there with my name on it. It was in good shape except for the fact that the front of the drawers were painted a coral/pink color with white flowers–not my style. But it was 5 bucks so I took it home and knew I could figure out something to do with it.
I envisioned a pale blue and gold situation but it didn’t really pan out as I thought it would. For some reason the gold didn’t pop on the drawers like I wanted it to and the blue wasn’t as pale as I expected. I decided to stick with the brighter blue on the outside but needed to figure something out for the drawers. I painted them gray and thought I would just leave them that way but it looked washed out and weird. Just when I thought I wouldn’t be able to use the gold, I got some Pinspiration and decided to try a not-so-perfect triangle pattern.
It is definitely not what I thought it would look like initially but I really love it and it holds all my stuff so well!