Not that I’ve ever left, but I’ve been quite a busy body with the new year and brand new projects at work that has transformed me into a hermit. I’ve also been quite occupied with some exciting freelance work that I will one day share with you all!
Luckily, Family day long weekend was my saviour and has given me a breather. So now I’m able to catch up on some things like blogging and crafting : ) This past long weekend I’ve been obsessing over modern friendship bracelets, much like the ones seen on Etsy. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved crafting up a storm and especially when it came to jewelry. I still have my crazy box of bracelet threads and beads to prove it!
…and no, I wasn’t very organized. I think I braided more than 50 friendship bracelets to be honest. I’ve also tried my hand at earrings once. I made my teacher a pair of paper crane earrings : ) Anyway, back to my obsession. So, I had been cleaning up around my room and I realized I had a whole pile of broken necklaces that I have no intention to wear again. A lot of which were just the chains. Gold, silver, thick, thin. You name it, I had it. As I was cleaning up I was also reading a fashion blog called I am Stylish. I was amazed at her unique vintage jewelry as well as bracelets she had bought from the same designer on Etsy. I was inspired to make some of my own. After all, what was I supposed to do with all these miscellaneous chains and charms?
All these years of accumulated charms that I’ve never worn and chains that I thought were too nice to throw away, little did I know I had all the ingredients in front of me to make a unique set of modern friendship bracelets! Here are a few photos of some that I’ve made over the last 72 hours!
No joke, I went bracelet crazy.
I still have some left over necklaces but I’m out of charms and connecting pieces like the lobster clasp. This would be an amazing gift idea for a friend. If it’s too cold out where you are, try staying in with your girlfriend(s) or boyfriend(s)? and make some cute bracelets for each other! I know I will.
Also, I made my own DIY headband from an old scrunchy (remember those things from way back when!?). I proudly donned it on my head last Friday. Tried to take a quick picture before getting caught! haha
Hope you all are having an amazing new year (both western and lunar)!