So, I've been a slacker lately. Our summers are always crazy busy, and this one is no exception, but since it's so hot I just don't have any motivation. Most years we may see a handful of days in the 90's, and that's usually in late July/August. This year we hit 90 in May and have seen very little rain. I know for people in TX, 90 is nothing, but up here we're not used to it. Add to it 90% humidity and being outside is miserable. I needed to find something to do to entertain myself, so as usual, in comes Pinterest.
I've been a member of Pinterest a little over a year, since it was in Beta mode. I can proudly say I have done many of my pins, mostly with success. I mainly use it for recipes, but have done a handful of DIY projects too. We were at the farmer's market a few weeks ago and found a woman selling handmade jewelry. I purchased a couple bracelets from her, which for me is unusual as I don't normally care for handmade jewelry.
Here's what I got (minus the blue braided one)
While I'm happy with them, and actually do get a lot of wear out of them, I think I paid $27 for the two of them. So after disecting them to see how she did it, I decided that I can make my own for less money. Off to Hobby Lobby I went last night, and $50 and a ton of supplies later I'm ready to begin my bracelet making. Here are a few I pinned that I plan on trying out:
For the $50 I spent on supplies I figure I can probably make 100 or so bracelets. I'll update after I make some to see if it's actually relaxing, or if I'm even more stressed out because I can't figure out the difference between an overhand knot, and a square knot.
Have a great week, and stay cool!