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My Pretty Jewelry

We just recently went to the beach on vacation and El Cheapo strikes again! We went into a few shops that had really cute handmade jewelry. Cute, yes. Worth $55.00, noooo way! Well, I saw this necklace in the gift shop at Tacky Jacks that I really loved. It was a long, colorful, chunky, beaded necklace. The price tag was was even chunkier than the beads. $55.00! Get the heck out of town! But I still kept thinking about that necklace. I had almost convinced myself that I should have just bought it. But on the way home, between getting car sick and counting mile markers, I convince the hubs that we really should stop at Joann's on the way home. I mean, it's right off the interstate and 2nd & Charles which just so happens to be the hubs favorite store is right next door. It sounded like a win-win to me. Then when we got there, there where having a huge $0.50 clearance sale on a ton of their jewelry making supplies. It was a win-win-win! Not really knowing what I was doing or what I needed, I grabbed a few things of beads, some head pins, some earring hooks and some necklace cording.

After a little spill of 4,587,462 beads, I was on my way to making really cute earrings. This little project also landed me a trip to the optometrist. I could barely see to thread my beads. I knew I needed glasses but WHOA! It's like the whole world went from a 6pt. font to a 24pt. font after I got them.

Anywho, back to my beads... I made several pair of earrings and a necklace that turned out really cute.

These could dress up a cute black dress.

This pair would be cute with just about anything.

And of course for all my die-hard Bama fans, we have to give Big Al some love.

Up close of the elephant ones.

And the necklace I made using necklace cording and some wooden beads.

I made it just by threading the beads and knotting it ever so ofter.

These would be a great last minute gift for someone and they really didn't cost much at all to make. If you haven't ever tried jewelry making, give it a try. With a few basic supplies and some pliers you can make some really neat jewelry.

Be sure to check out the link parties where I am sharing this week!

Suzanne  – (June 17, 2011 at 8:53 AM)  

Thanks so much for the kind comment you left on my blog. I've really enjoyed looking at "the pretties" in your blog. Love the sewing projects below too! - Suzanne

Zach and Ashley Jones  – (June 17, 2011 at 9:12 AM)  

Wonderful! You are so talented! I may have to try some jewelry making soon. Roll Tide!


SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime  – (June 17, 2011 at 11:19 PM)  

Hi, there! I love these pieces of jewelry - gorgeous :) Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Btw, I have a party called the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop so I hope you can join us sometime. Also, if you have a giveaway or a business, I also have a party called Market Your Biz and Giveaway. Please feel free to link up whenever you can.

Life, Crafts and Whatever  – (June 22, 2011 at 6:57 AM)  

Ohhh, that wooden circle one has my name all over it! Thanks for the follow, I'm following you in return!

southernscraps  – (July 15, 2011 at 9:47 PM)  

Those are all fantastic earrings. I know someone who would love the elephants.

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