Friday, February 4, 2011


I made myself a new necklace. It was hard to get myself to use the beads though. I get into this habit of thinking "No, I need to save these for something real special!" I'm like a squirrel, less like a hamster. At least hamsters remember the things they've hidden away.

I've had these beads for years now. A good portion of the beads are vintage, but the two blue ones are dyed coral from a bead store in Tacoma, Washington. It's hard when the beads are vintage because then I just think "These are one of a kind! I won't be able to find anymore of these!" So they just sit in my closet! Well, I overcame my brain and made something I'm really happy with. Two girls at the grocery store even compared it to J. Crew's jewelry right now, which is awesome, because I love the stuff but can't afford (my god, it's expensive!).

I plan on posting my first contest next week, and here's a little secret: it will feature some of my handmade jewelry. Keep checking back for your chance to win!

In These Photos:
Harmonic Shrug
Nordstrom DIY shirt
Vintage fur stole
Zella leggings
Handmade necklace
Vince Camuto boots


Anonymous said...

I LOVE that necklace!! great post!! love the stole and sweater :)

Unknown said...

Wow, the necklace is really wonderful! It looks supercool with the collar :)
Love, Andrea

Anonymous said...

I was just about to tell you that you need to open an Etsy shop and then you announce a giveaway! I AM EXCITED!

As for the squirreling--it brought this to mind. I saw a squirrel, all of about 6" tall yesterday, go bounding over snow 10" deep. Hilarious!

Unknown said...

Squirrels must be really light or that snow is real packed down! I love squirrels, but don't tell my dog, lol

If I made enough jewelry and didn't fall in love with every piece, I would totally open a shop!

C said...

I loooooove that necklace! I think I've been inspired to get back into my jewelry-making this week!

Kara said...

Ooh love this collar and great skills making that necklace!! haha i'm so squirrel-like too don't worry! :)


Isabel Hendrix said...

fabulous necklace! I cant believe you made it! wow!! Also I like your booties! ^-^

Kirstin said...

I have never been able to wrap my head around how people make jewelry, it is just so cool. You look fabulous as always and I love the title of this post. I love squirrels!

Feathers said...

I would so wear that necklace, even though I'm not much for jewelry most of the time. It's the perfect length, too. I always need my necklaces to be super long or pretty short. Everything in between is just awkward/annoying.


Collette Osuna said...

I LOVE your gorgeous necklace!!!!

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This Charming Style said...

wow, what a wonderful necklace! I can't believe it's home made... the beads are beautiful, i love the colours. so pretty :)

Whoop it up! said...

great pics ! the outfit looks awesome !!! we love it !

xx, tany and nati <33

Jon & Laurel said...

That necklace is AMAZING.

Anonymous said...

i loved ur blog.its beautiful. u have great style.very inspiring.


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