(with apologies for $ details to Gid! xx)
I got crafty last weekend. It was my sister’s 50th birthday on Tuesday and I made her a necklace and bracelet. We’re going to Europe for 30 days later in the year, so I’m not heading to Wellington for the celebrations this weekend, and I wasn’t going to spend on a present, but I did want something that she could keep. When I was out and about with my friend last weekend, we stopped in at a bead shop here in Christchurch. For the amount of a completed necklace at the work-shop, I purchased enough beads for a necklace and bracelet… and as it turned out, earrings (if you’re reading this sis, you’ll get the earrings later! I didn’t have the findings for them last week!)
Then today, I went back to the shop and bought some more beads… this time: quelquechose pour moi
I purchased a mix of ‘seed’ shaped beads and used the last of the circular beads I had last week to make my set. The earrings were the hardest with mine, I only had a few beads left and they’re slightly different sizes – but that’s the imperfection of the beads. They’ll do for now – I may go back and get a couple of individual seed beads to make them look a bit better, or a hoop to string them on as well. It’s quite relaxing putting these together – the hardest bit is tying the knots and putting the end beads on!
So, voila, for less than $50 I have two necklaces, two bracelets and two pairs of earrings. Not bad eh?
Here’s my set in the making: