Popping Pink Bracelet

So, I officially have a new favorite piece of jewelry.  What do you think?
Let me show you my inspiration and tell you how you can make one of your own.
A few weeks ago, I won a giveaway from Stephanie at Luxe Boulevard.  She has a blog, plus an Etsy shop full of awesome things.  I won her fuschia love summer headband and matching fuschia earrings, which I looooove.  I’ve worn them several times already, and Stephanie was sweet enough to include my fan photos in her post today.  I’m famous…lol.  Anyway, as I browsed through her Etsy goodies, I saw this “green gumdrop” bracelet.  I thought it was super-fun, but green isn’t really my color.  I decided to see if I could whip up something similar in magenta, which is my color-of-the-moment these days.
Here’s what I used:
one pack of jump rings; I used 7 mm ovals {or substitute a pre-made chain}
60 eye pins, 2″ long
60 beads, 10 mm {I used 30 each of 2 different colors; they’re cracked glass from PBC}
needlenose pliers, cutters, flat pliers
STEP 1: Make a chain of jump rings long enough to comfortably circle your wrist and add a clasp on one end.   If you want to make this project even easier, just use a pre-made chain that you cut to the right length and add a clasp.
STEP 2: Put one bead on each eye pin and make a wire loop at the top.
STEP 3: Attach two beads to each jump ring in the chain.
That’s all there is to it.  The difficulty level isn’t bad at all, it’s just tedious and time consuming because you have to make all those wire loops.  Stephanie sells her gumdrop bracelets for just $12…I don’t know how she does it!  My beads alone cost $15, and that doesn’t count the cost of the jump rings or eye pins.  I’m thinking I’m not going to list any of these in my Etsy shop because I’d have to charge a fortune to make it cover my expenses plus make it worth the time it takes to hand string and attach all those pretty little beads!  If you’re into jewelry making and want to give it a try, go for it {and I’d love to see pictures}!  But if you’re not and you like this style, Stephanie’s deal can’t be beat!
So, I’d already made a pair of earrings using these same beads…
But, of course, the set wouldn’t be complete without a necklace, right?


I just basically did the same thing, made a chain of jump rings and put 2 beads on each, except I only put one bead on the very bottom ring.


I like it!  But I still like the bracelet best.  Here’s the ensemble…my version of “What I Wore Wednesday.”


And, never fear, Little Crafter didn’t miss out on all the jewelry making fun.  One of my mom’s co-workers gave her this fun kit for a patriotic necklace with a little flag, “USA” beads, and stars.  He strung the beads “all by hisself”; all I did was tell him which one came next.  He thinks he’s hot stuff.



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  1. That bracelet turned out great and I love the matching pendant. You are definitely a magenta type of gal, lol.

    I can’t believe Noah is only 2 (when does he turn 3). Looks like he’s doing a great job on that USA necklace.

  2. love that color pink! the bracelet is my favorite! thanks for linking this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party! i hope to see you again this week!

    also, i’ll be sending you an email later tonight re: guest blogging for the in {her} shoes series!

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