Trying to Create Outside the Box...But Not Really Succeeding
September 2, 2010
It feels as if I've been out of touch with actually "creating" things these past days, what with school starting for the kids and a new schedule all around and blah blah blah. (And WAY too much time on the computer doing things totally unrelated to making jewelry!) Now that they're all off to school full time I can (somewhat) breathe a sigh of relief and get back into the swing of things ..... Despite the chaos I DID, however, manage to pull together a new charm bracelet ~ it only took me, like, two weeks to make it! lol
Ok, so it's not vastly different from my usual take on the eclectic mix of "charms" (and I use that term loosely!) however, I did infuse it with vintage blue crystal faceted beads ~ and I'm not a blue person by nature. That was quite a leap made by me there. (So sad to admit, I know.) But I kind of liked the outcome.
Charm-wise, I added a miraculous medal, a vintage rhinestone ball I picked up at a flea market, a chunky silver heart which also came from a flea market (just ripped that thing right off of an old key chain!) and one of my new favorites ~ a penny smashed by the railroad tracks near our house! If nothing else, it's quite the conversation piece. Nickels work well, too! And of course, gotta have lots of pearls and lockets. Not any great variation from my usual, but I really am trying to start creating things outside of my comfort zone. Who knows what's next?
Hi, I'm Kathleen ~ the thrifty DIY home decor enthusiast behind Our Hopeful Home. I hope you'll join me here where I share tips and tutorials for creating a beautiful home with thrift store and vintage finds on a serious budget!