Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Jewelry Making!

I was feeling a little creative the other day so I decided to go to Michael's to pick some stuff up to make jewelry. Well after searching around for an hour and feeling completly overwhelmed by the 90 different claps, closures and spacers they had - I left empty handed lol.  Not willing to be defeated so easily  I searched online for some inspirational stuff. I came across this YSL bracelet and though, "I can make that!" So I headed back to Michael's the next day with  my inpirational photo in hand.

While I was in there I thought I would pick up some stuff to make a necklace too. I've been really into gold and turquoise lately so I had an idea in mind of what I wanted to make.

Aaaand, here's what I made! Not bad for my first time of jewelry making huh? I bought this 36'' chain and asked the sales lady what I would need to put it together. I wanted something classy and elegant, not just a chain with a bunch of stones on it. I really like the asymmetry of this.

My YSL inspired leather wrap bracelet with toggle clasp. It took me about 30-45 min for each of these and I really enjoyed making them. I think I may have discovery a new hobby!  

Have you guys ever tried jewelry making? What are some of your hobbies to do in your free time?


KelliMakeup said...

Wow!! that looks so great... I think I just might have to try this. Whenever I go to Michaels I'm forever looking around that section of the store but never bought anything. Thanks for the inspiration!

Love, Victoria said...

aw the bracelet is hot! can't believe you had the patience and skill to make it, i would've failed miserably hahaha

Gaby Fauchon said...

Wow the bracelet is gorgeous, you did an amazing job! I would never have the patience to achieve that!

Honeylushy said...

oh thats adorable! i keep telling myself i want to start making jewelry but i'm so lazy i just buy it instead...i guess shopping is my only hobby :P

Unknown said...

i'm a sucker for turquoise and gold! i make jewelry, i have my own etsy store!


...OBSESSIONS to LIVE FOR... said...

I have started making Chan Luu inspired bracelets for myself. They are super EASY to make and it's great because you can pick out any color, size, length that you want!!
I just looked at a close up pic of a bracelet and went from there :)

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