Parsimoniously Crafty

Arts and crafts are great post-breakup therapy. And any outfit of mine (thrifted or co-signmened) is nothing without the proper bobbles. Now…to find quirky jewelry to match the new quirky mood I’ve been in!

Easier said than done I’m afraid. Little $ means little to no accessories! I had to get even thriftier, post haste!

So I started with this heavy emerald green agate stone and topaz gems made of glass. (THANK YOU JoAnn Fabrics!)

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After that my imagination exploded (Huge thanks goes out to my ex Justin. Your heartlessness proved to be a positive thing!) And everything happened in fateful stages.

I love long necklaces. You can leave them long and strong or delicately doubled. Such as this necklace (Brown and mauve/pink/rose are my favorite color combinations.)

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Then I moved onto bracelets. I broke off the backs of two kinds of thrifted pale rose bud earring studs. Found an brass cuff at JoAnn Fabrics and waited for weeks til i found the center piece. This maroon leather rose pendant from Michael’s. And…voila!

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And what’s a rose bracelet without a rose ring?!

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I love odd pieces too. Like a huge bronze bow pin turned into a ring…

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Or a little something vintage inspired on your finger instead of your frame?…

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And of course my morning/afternoon/evening go-to Gold Leaf ring (which happens to be as sharp as a knife too)

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I have been a very busy woman. I’ve heard that I should go into the jewelry making business…what do you think?

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