Monday, January 17, 2011

Make a Statement

I was shopping at a clothing store and stopped to look at their costume jewelry; I found a necklace that I kind of liked that had various chains strung together. I checked the price, internally scoffed, and thought “I’m not paying that for this. I’ll just make it myself.”

Maybe that sounds cheap to you, but I like to think of it as being smart. If I merely like something, then that may not be enough of a reason to buy it if its price point is not what I want. If I love something, then that’s a different story. But this was a case of like and not love.  

Back to the subject at hand, I wanted a statement necklace, but I didn’t want it too big or gaudy. I checked out some books at the library on making jewelry and then went to the craft store to pick up supplies (and there were so many things there that I was unable to resist).

The necklace wasn’t hard to make and for the price of the necklace I didn’t buy, I could get supplies that could make quite a few pieces of costume jewelry—a project for another day.

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