One small humble post over Christmas! How sad is that? Please know I have been crafting away every single spare moment I have. I just can't seem to get back into posting. I think it is because I am in a "gear shift" phase. I have become obsessed with charms and charm bracelets. Bad pictures and all, this post will show you just how obsessed I am. With that said here we go: So the bracelets at Christmas went over so big that peeps were asking me "What's next?" and my first thought was a Valentine's Day bracelet and after careful thought and consideration I decided that the cost for a give-away for that holiday was just over my budget. I soon realized that my next "big" time of year was summer. I get into summer big! I love the beach and my pool. I love 4th of July and all the patriotic themes and the whole red, white and blue. I decided that the first bracelet I was going to make was the "beach" theme bracelet. I set off to ESTY on my quest to find beach themed charms that would be cost effective so that I could make a slue of bracelets to pass out to my peeps. This time round I threw in some wine charm wires because I know a lot of people who just don't wear bracelets. This way I could make a little some'in some'in for everyone. Now here is where I get a tad crazy obsessed . . . So I am on ETSY and I return to a favorite shop called Loretta's Beads. Here is the link to her ETSY shop:
I just love her shop and have made multiple purchases from her. She is located in California. Oh boy, did she ever save me at Christmas when I was making the music themed bracelets for the music teachers. Loretta had the best music note charms I could find! So of course with her great customer service and fast shipping I headed back to her shop for some beachy goodness. Well right from the start I fell in love (that's love with a capital "L") with the open scallop shell #SC1909. 50 qty for $8.50. OH BABY! that's a deal for sure! As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted them so without hesitation it was "add to cart"!! They arrived fast. Here is a picture of a few of them:
Are they not AWESOME!!!
Drilled out and ready for a pearl!!
Glued and ready to squeeze closed:
Not all the charms on this bracelet came from Lorettas Beads but I highly recommend that if you are in need of bead she has the shop that can assist with all your needs.
Now I have to think of the perfect box for these bracelets. Hope to be back soon with more bracelets to show you all. Thanks for stopping by,