I don’t know if it is a product of blogging and constantly trying to be more creative, but I’m suddenly so interested in do-it-yourself projects. When I heard about the Boston Bead Store (there is one in Cambridge and one in Salem) I was so excited. The store allows you to buy the materials AND work on your creations in the store. I went with some friends and we sat there for nearly three hours creating new bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.
The hardest part was narrowing down the options to come up with one thing I wanted to work on. I ended up opting for a bangle-style bracelet and using these great colorful beads. As soon as I finished with this creation (which is sure to make a showing on this blog soon) I started thinking of all the new bracelets I could create. I’m seeing lots of DIY jewelry in the future.
Tip: Instead of purchasing your next jewelry piece try making it instead. You might be surprised what you can create.
Skirt: New York & Co.
Vest: DIY from a swap find
Earrings: NYC street vendor
Flower Bracelet: Rome
Watch: Francesca’s Collections