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Winter Jewelry

With some extra time on my hands this holiday weekend, I made another pair of earrings and a bracelet.  Both turned out pretty well with minor modifications needed to the bracelet.

Snowflake Earrings

Snowflake Earringswww.fusionbeads.com/Snowy-Days-Earrings

Laurel Bracelet

Lotus BraceletFor the bracelet, the finished size was supposed to be 7.5 inches, but mine was closer to 8.  It was way too big for my wrist, so I re-did each side removing 7 beads in the process.  After that the size was just right.


Zen Jewelry

This weekend I made a few more necklaces inspired by Fusion Beads.

Lotus and the Koi Necklace

Lotus and the Koi Necklace Lotus and the Koi Necklace

I love this one because it’s very zen-like and makes me feel peaceful.  I wish the chains would stay separated better though.  They keep getting all twisted together.

Instructions here: www.fusionbeads.com/Lotus-and-the-Koi-Necklace

Cloud Necklace

Cloud Necklace

Instructions here: http://www.fusionbeads.com/Golden-Cloud-Necklace

Jewelry Making Weekend

This weekend I pulled out my old jewelry making supplies and put together a few small projects.  First up was this bracelet and earrings that I think go well together: Handmade JewelryI got the inspiration for these projects from Fusion Beads.  The bracelet I modified by replacing the mauve bead with this teal one and swapping the accents for silver.  I also used a bit of hot glue to hold the side beads in place because they were sliding all over the place.

Bracelet – http://www.fusionbeads.com/On-the-Mauve-Bracelet

Earrings – http://www.fusionbeads.com/Green-Pavilion-Earrings


Christmas EarringsI felt like making a few pairs of holiday earrings and thought these were super cute.  I really adore the chubby little Santas with their dangling feet.  I can’t wait to wear these during the holidays.

Angels earrings – http://www.fusionbeads.com/Angel-of-Dance-Earrings

Santa earrings – http://www.fusionbeads.com/Charming-Santa-Earrings

The maxi dress

Now that summer has officially hit the Pacific Northwest, I decided to try out a style I had been seeing everywhere, the Maxi Dress.  This particular one is from Old Navy and I found it to be a great staple that I can easily dress up with different accessories.  On this particular day, I wore it to work with a cropped jean jacket from Old Navy, a wide brown belt from Anthropologie, and some bracelets I made myself.  (Which you can’t really see in the picture.)

I feel that this worked for my shape because I was able to balance my proportions with a cropped jacket on top, and accentuate my waist with the wide brown belt.  I was worried about the knit fabric hugging my hips so I ended up buying the dress a size larger than I could have and brought it in at the waist with the belt.  This way, it skims nicely off of my curvier parts and provides the shape I want.

navy maxi for pear shaped women
I paired this navy maxi with a cropped jean jacket, a wide brown belt, a long necklace, and some flat sandals.

Where to get the look:

Jersey Tank Maxi Dress in Goodnight Nora – Old Navy $29.94

Similar denim jacket – Old Navy $32.00

Braided Strands Corset Belt – Anthropologie $48.00

Handmade stretch bracelets – Instructions and Supplies on Fusion Beads