Boho Chic

Kelsey loves to make her own jewelry.  It is both easier on her student budget, but also allows her the freedom and flexibility to make pieces that match her style.  Her latest favorite trend this summer has been boho chic.

Her favorites colors seem to be shades of brown and blue, and she will often layer several different pieces together until she gets the look that she wants.

In addition, Kelsey often combines textures, such as faux leather, metal, glass and stone.  The look is super cute on her and the jewelry was made for just a fraction of what it would cost in a store.

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My Favorite Bead Show!

We finally had the opportunity to go!

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Can you tell that my kiddos were excited about their new finds?

It has been such a long time since I have attended a bead show, and I loved the chance to see what kinds of great beads and other jewelry components are available now.  We were overwhelmed by all the choices….glass and resin dollar strands, decorative chains, gorgeous high quality pearls, beautiful lampwork beads, and tons of sparkly semi-precious stones.

Considering this was the first time that I had taken the kiddos along with me, I think we demonstrated admirable restraint.  We walked out with beads and components for several projects:

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Kelsey is not exactly sure what she is going to do with these, but she has a couple of ideas.

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These were $1.50 each.  There one for me and one for our littlest kiddo because we had to leave her at home.

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Maddie loved the color of this dollar strand, and I think she wants to use these with copper wire somehow.

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Maddie loved the color combo of these three glass strands and has a necklace project in mind with these.

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My mother-in-law’s birthday is coming in a week.  There may be some pearl knotting in the future….shhh!!!

Can’t wait for the show to come around again–the girls and I had a wonderful time together!

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