You all know that I have a thing for collecting beads. I make a few things but mainly I just keep a stash of beads in the house just in case. You never know when a jewelry emergency might break out!
At work today, the latest and greatest Lia Sophia catalog got passed around. If you haven't seen it and you like jewelry - then don't click on the link! I kept looking at page of page of lovelies and I kept commenting "I could make that" or "Why didn't I think of that?" Then on one page inspiration hit. I saw a lovely bracelet that I liked. But I'm not sure I want to pay $60 for something that i will crash into the desktop all day long! I kept peeking at the page when I was on the phone and I realized that I had very similar beads at home and I could make my own.
Once I got home and got settled after dinner, I decided to hop to it. Not only did I make my own version of the $60 beauty (here is my inspiration piece) , I also made a necklace and matching bracelet and earrings from a $3 kit I found on clearance at Michael's a few months ago. Just imagine what I could have accomplished if I had my thoughts together this past weekend!