Thanks to the generous bead supply at JoAnn's & Michael's, some handy 50% off one item coupons, and some coordinating ribbon, we managed to update our jewelry collection for less than $9 a necklace (and that's talking full price...if you're thrifty enough to use a coupon, you can shave a few extra pennies off!) We made both coral and turquoise necklaces. I would love a cute mustardy yellow one...but I couldn't find any beads the right color.
I actually swapped out my choice of ribbon after I took these pictures. I ended up using something a bit thicker and sheer so the beads would stay put when I untie the necklace to put it around my neck. I will try to post an updated picture soon.
*note: we did not fill our entire ribbon with beads like Stella and Dot does...
# 1. I thought that would be a bit heavy on my neck.
# 2. We were crafting on a budget and more beads equals more money.
Stella's necklace is likely more impressive but we were perfectly happy with our results! The other girls made bracelets too. (I didn't. I stuck to necklaces.)
One more thing....Sunday I rushed back for a deRoo dinner with my inlaws. Ingrid, my super-fab sister-in-law who is an amazing chef made this:
Oh my, it was amazing. And I am not just saying that because the only thing I had eaten all weekend was salt infused fast food covered in grease-- this dish was seriously so good. Ingrid thought it was good too but not something she would make all the time, but seriously, Taylor and I devoured it. We would eat it every day! You should try it! Ingrid hasn't blogged about it yet, but I think she should! :) It's Looking Like a Beautiful Day.
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