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Monday, March 8, 2010

Why I Bead

Hello everyone :)
I've been sitting, pondering what to write about, and then I figured blogging is all about the first thing that comes to your mind. Before I get into detail about jewelry I've made and sharing my ideas, I just wanted to talk about the reason I love beading so much.

First of all, jewelry is such huge part of pulling an outfit together in the fashion world. It can take something as plain as a t-shirt, jeans, and flats, and turn it onto something that's really trendy and eye catching. Since I'm into both art and fashion, I'm attracted to all the different shapes and colors in beads, in combination with the colors and textures of clothes.

Also, whenever I used to go shopping for jewelry, one piece (such as a necklace or bracelet) could clear my whole wallet. When making my own jewelry, I realized the amount it costs to purchase the beads is at least 40%, if not more, cheaper. If I need something for an event, I can coordinate my jewelry to go with a specific outfit I want to wear. This saves me the time I could waste searching for that "wow factor" piece, only to end up settling for something I'll only wear once.

One more reason I enjoy making jewelry is that it's a great way to give gifts and people will know you put thought and heart into. Last Christmas, instead of battling overcrowded malls, I decided I would make all of my friends and loved ones a piece of jewelry that they would cherish. There's nothing that makes me happier than seeing the reactions on their faces when they pull out a necklace or bracelet that was designed just for them.

So, the next time you want a new jewelry set or you need to find your friend a perfect pair of earrings, remember that only you have the ability to make them the exact way you want them to be made!

Brianna is our guest blogger for this Spring/ Summer season - welcome Brianna! Click here to send Brianna message or leave a comment.

1 comment:

Christine said...

Nice blog! Beautiful works!