Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wood bead jewelry

When I picked up this box of wooden beads for Lucy a few years ago, I had never expected me to love them as much as I do.  I mean, sure, Lucy likes them and makes cute things with them from time to time, but me...well I just adore them.  So much so that I haven't wanted to use any until I find the most perfect of projects.

But, that is how it goes with so many of my supplies.  I find something I can't live without and then I am too terrified of messing up the project so I won't actually do anything with it.  This time however, I decided to stop being ridiculous and just make something.  

It started first with Lucy, she wanted to make me a necklace for my birthday.  And I don't know about you, but I think she did an AMAZING job!

She said that she wanted to make me a nice necklace that was a pattern, so these beads are big, small, big, small.  And the best matches EVERYTHING!

Then, I wanted to play around with them, so I made this one, which Lucy then declared as her own.

And because I do enjoy wearing earrings that match my necklaces, I made these.  However, if you can see, none of them match.  I love that these beads are so versatile that the color of the beads don't have to match in order for them to make a pair.  I think that because they don't  match, they are even more fun!  Plus, with four of them, you can change them up in all different kinds of ways!

And then I made these ones which are slightly longer than the other four.  And to be completely honest with you guys, I mean, we can be honest with each other right?  The original plan was to have the two small earrings and one of these long ones all on ONE earring.  However, when they were all put together, they didn't lay right and I didn't like how they looked, so I just made them all individual sets.

I can't wait to make more necklaces and earrings in all different patterns and ways!  I might need to find another box of these beads too! **update** I wasn't able to find an exact set of the beads I used, but here is a SMOKIN' deal on some wooden beads...and it's an affiliate link because if you buy off my link then I will make an extremely small commission off it, please help support my blog and buy off the link!

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  1. I am so glad that I am not the only one who holds on to a Fab-Find for fear of "ruining" it. Hubby calls me a craft supply hoarder!

  2. Isn't it strange how just looking at the beads is a relaxing kind of thing!!!.........I saw them and just started to relax.....Don't put me next to Shuffle Board!!!.......I think I am getting old!!!


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