All the Link Parties in the Universe!

All the Link Parties in the Universe!

All the Link Parties in the Universe!

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Making a ring with an Earring!

My neighbor came over about a month ago to learn about how to make jewelry. We had been talking about making jewelry for over a year and we finally did it.

I asked her what she wanted to learn. And she said that she just wanted to borrow my tools and wire and use them to make up her own designs.

I was more than thrilled because I was able to learn from her. I have never worked with beads before. It never occurred to me that beads could and should be used in jewelry designs.

So instead of me teaching my neighbor, she taught me.

Here is a beautiful ring she made, using a post of an earring and wire.

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What do you do with Thrift Store Jewelry?

I LOVE thrift stores. Being the wife of a student for eight going on nine years, and not seeing it end any time soon. I have learned to love Thrift stores, the price is just right:)

There was a time when I thought that Thrift stores were not my thing. Then I went to church and saw one of my buddies wearing the cutest skirt. I had to know where she got it. She said she got it at a Thrift store, and since then, I have not been able to stop going. One of my favorite combinations of all time is a thrift store with half off days:)

I love the color turquoise. I found these strands of necklaces at the Thrift store for $2.00 and could not resist. I didn’t really like the look of the single strand necklace that reached super low and had the tendency to get caught in everything, kids included…

So with the genius of my neighbor she found a way to make it shorter and cuter!


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How to make Dangle Earrings with Beads

Happy New Year! I am loving the year 2015 so far. It is mainly because I just celebrated my birthday at the Great Wolf Lodge, and it was AWESOME! It could be because this year I am not pregnant…who knows, all I know is that it will only get better!

To make up for my lack of jewelry posts this past year, I am going to make it up to you by actually doing a jewelry post. Which involves beads, Sterling Silver wire, pen and pliers.


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The perfect Earrings to go with your favorite necklace.

So I just had finished the whole post on how to make your Perfect Earrings, and lo and behold, I did something crazy and deleted it all! What are the chances? It is amazing how one slip of the hand can cause such devastation. Luckily I was not writing a thesis or you know something I worked on for decades. But still!!!!!!

Here is hoping that this post will be as coherent as the last post, but I guarantee you one thing, it will probably be a lot shorter:) Because it might happen again…

It is very rare that I buy jewelry, because my dad is the jeweler, and I tell my husband all the time that he is so lucky that he does not have to worry about getting me jewelry! I am sure he appreciates it:)

There are on occasion that I do buy jewelry, and when I do it is usually at a Thrift store, or my neighbor comes over with her amazing finds and then asks to borrow my jewelry tools which I happily oblige to do.

She had found this beautiful necklace at Platos Closet, and wanted to make earrings. So she looked at the necklace and thought, I think I know where my earrings will come from.


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