Last night I hosted a jewelry making party which might sound strange because I’ve never made jewelry before. I’ve always been intrigued but intimidated by the concept, so when a friend of mine through my meetup group, Anne, said, “I could show you how,” the conversation quickly turned into, “Maybe we should invite other people from our group if they are interested” and then that turned into a very popular event very quickly!
Twelve people came over last night to learn how to make a necklace, bracelet or earrings! Luckily my friend was not the only one who knew what she was doing and a few other people were able to pass along advice and help people out as we eventually broke into smaller groups working at different tables set up around my house.
I bought these pretty hearts at a beading store the day before while I helped Anne shop for supplies for the group. After looking through her collection of jewelry that she brought to show us things she’d made before, I got the idea to try making a double strand bracelet, and I was pretty thrilled with how it came together.
Not bad for my first time! Because I was going with a slightly complicated design for my first bracelet, I kept the pattern simple with just one strand of beads along with my pretty hearts, then used a fun clasp that should be easy to put on by myself. Also, I didn’t want to get too complicated and make the bracelet too busy or clashy.
Now I’ve officially got the beading bug and can’t wait to make some more pretties!