Oh, how I love my beads…
I absolutely love beads. I like shopping for them (I have been known to drive quite a distance just to shop for beads. Once, I made a friend of mine drive an hour-and-half away from her home near Dallas so we could find this bead shop and purchase some beads. We ended up getting taken to lunch by the owner. He bought our lunch and we sat and talked with him and had a very pleasant afternoon–so it was well worth it!), I like making things with them, I like having them around just to look at.
It must be all those colors and shapes. I have tons of them, too. It’s an addiction. Truly.
I have made all kinds of bracelets and earrings with them.
Bracelets are pretty easy to make. You can use wire or the stretchy cord. You can bead tiny little beads, or the big chunky ones.
The great thing about making your own jewelry is that you can coordinate with your wardrobe and style.
All it takes is a little creativity.
You can keep your beads in any kind of container that works for you. I have purchased bead holders like the plastic containers at the top. But I also have used anything from baggies to baby food jars.
Whatever works for you. Making a bracelet is a good way to get in a quick, creative fix and have something nice to wear, too!