Monday, September 29, 2008

Lia Sophia WannaBe

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!


Ty'sMommy said...

Beautiful! I like yours better than the inspiration piece anyway! I do like Lia Sophia, but I do the same thing as you - "I can make that!" And I did. I'm wearing one today that I got the inspiration for from Lia Sophia.

MonkeyGirl said...

Ty'smommy - I have a huge credit that I have to spend with them. I bought a necklace and several of the beads cracked in half so they are giving me a credit. I figure I need to buy something that I can't make - like rings! Thanks for the compliment, too!

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Sugar said...


My Banana Girl makes beaded bracelets, necklaces, and key fobs for her friends. She was so frustrated today because she ran out of her plastic string. I felt so bad for her. Then I smacked her and said, "Snap out of it!"

Just kidding.

MonkeyGirl said...

Sugar - I hate it when you run out of supplies! I guess I have the advantage that I can drive to the store for more - Banana Girl is stuck!

Ann said...

Nice job, girl! Making jewelry is good therapy. And a helluva lot cheaper than real therapy too. Not that I'd know. ME? NO way!!!