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Two years ago, I bought beads to keep my daughter busy during the summer. She had a problem concerning attaching clasps, so I took out a library book on beaded jewelry to get the answer. In doing that, I started making beaded jewelry myself. My daughter and I have sold quite a few pieces of our designs. Now I have an appreciation of the art of handmade jewelry. We're on hiatus right now. I'm focusing on clothes.
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Jewelry (and I've just started wearing rings ) are a wonderful addition to an oufit. If the clothing worn is a crew-neck t-shirt and a pair of pants, a necklace can add quite a bit of interest to the look. A simple dress can be spruced up with a pretty pair of earrings. Jewelry can add an air of sophistication, whimsy, romance, or what ever it is you're trying to portray, to an outfit.
Women don't have to spend large amounts on jewelry. I have a particular interest in beaded jewelry because it's affordable and comes in all shades and colors. If you're the creative type, borrow a beaded jewelry book from the library, buy beads on sale, and create your own! It's a lot of fun.
For those of you that want to buy rather than make-it-yourself, check out www.bijouxdefantaisie.com and www.lplusbjewelry.com. Bijoux promotes Canadian jewelry designers, some of whom use gemstones and metal as well as beads. L Plus B Jewelry designs unique and beautiful pieces from understated to sophisticated, bursting with color.
Till next blog!