Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Beaded Earrings and Bracelet

Today I discovered that I really really like making earrings!
The girls and I made these for my MIL for her birthday. I bought a string of pretty blue, green, and hot pink beads yesterday at Hobby Lobby (quite possibly the best store on earth). We took the strand apart and added some beads and supplies from a beading kit I got for Christmas one year and created this pretty little pair of earrings and matching bracelet.

The girls were jealous and wanted to make earrings for themselves, so I told them we could go let them pick out beads for themselves and make some soon. These dangle earrings are the perfect beading project for kids because they are strung onto a wire instead of a wiggly piece of plastic. And, they have something really pretty that they made really quickly so they didn't get bored from a lengthy process and lose interest.

I had a few green and blue beads leftover and that inspired me to make these 2 pairs to list in my Etsy shop.


Angel Ruff said...

Very pretty Becky! Have you ever been to the Beaded Tiger or the Mercantile? You would love it.

Donna @ Mudpies & Memories said...

Those are great! The etsy listings look good too. Definitely take Angel's suggestion and go to the Mercantile on the square. They do beading classes for $18, which includes supplies. You get to pick what you want them to teach you.

mcconnellsville said...

I want some! Do I have to wait until my birthday?