I really am excited to get started on more handmade jewelry projects and crafts after a recent shopping trip.If you are an amateur handmade jewelry maker, or even a professional, supplies can be found at deep discounts at yard sales and thrift stores. I know I have more beads and supplies than I will use, but I just can’t pass up these opportunities.
For less than $5 I bought a bunch of belts at a thrift store. You may remember I recently made a couple of belt bracelets. Well, I’m anxious to get started on more, and maybe even see what else can be made with belts.
I hit the bead jackpot at another thrift store. For less than $6 I got all kinds of beads, and they’re the kind you get at craft stores. My total purchase cost about the same as one string of beads at a big-name craft store.
Speaking of a craft store, I did have to visit one. I needed some floral stems to make a holiday centerpiece for my dining room table. I had been using a handmade one, but years of use and storage have taken a toll on its shape. I’m sure I will post a photo or two once I get it made.
Today I am thankful for my friends and acquaintances, whether we talk everyday, are miles apart, or seldom see each other. I have learned and grown through every friendship and relationship and wouldn’t change any of it.