DIY Bracelets at the Boston Bead Store

by katyrose on August 22, 2011

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.
Shirt: H&M
Vest: DIY from a swap find
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: H&M
Earrings: NYC street vendor
Bangles: Claire’s
Flower Bracelet: Rome
Watch: Francesca’s Collections

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jos xx August 22, 2011 at 7:10 am

that’s so lovely!!!!!

jos xx
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Cate August 22, 2011 at 8:04 am

this is SO cool! and it sounds like a great spot for a blogger meet up! i’m definitely going to check it out when i get back next week.
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STYLE'N August 22, 2011 at 8:56 am

How fun! I love this idea and what a fun thing to do with a few girlfriends.
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Anna August 22, 2011 at 9:12 am

I love making bead jewelry! In the past I visited bead stores very often! Now I purchase beads whenever I see something interesting and I keep them until I feel inspired!!
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Patti @ NotDeadYet Style August 22, 2011 at 10:03 am

What fun! Great outcomes too. The H and M necklace is killer too.
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FASHION TALES August 22, 2011 at 10:34 am

I love the colour of those beads! What a great idea, it’s always fun when you create things yourself.


Dancing Branflake August 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm

So fun! This is an awesome girls day out idea.
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Rachel Tatem August 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I love your skirt


Maryna August 22, 2011 at 1:10 pm

One of my favorite thing ever is creating jewelry)) I can’t even remember the last time I was buying jewelry)
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mae August 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm

We used to have an adorable little shop in our town called ‘The Beadery’…full of all kinds of beautiful beads in cute bowls. We would mix & match and DIY our own jewelry. So fun! This reminds me of that. Looks like a great time. My favorite though is your coral stone necklace! stunning!
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Cary August 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Fun! Isn’t making jewelry addicting? I love it. The colors you picked are so pretty.
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kelly @ Fashion or Fiction August 22, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Love this! I’ve been meaning to make a similar necklace.
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Kate August 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm

I used to do a lot of beadwork when I was younger. I should find a place here in San Francisco to do it because it is so much fun, and I might meet some new people!
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Natasha August 23, 2011 at 1:32 am

This is such a fabulous idea. I have a lot of jewerly making supplies, and often think that I need to host a jewelry making party…the only problem is most of my friends aren’t as crazy about crafts as I am…boo :(
You look super cute here..I love that skirt!
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stacy February 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I stumbled upon this in trying to find a local place to make jewelry. Do you need to have experience in order to just walk in?


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