Now for something entirely different! I mentioned in my intro post to this blog that I dabble in crafts – mainly knitting and some jewellery making. So I was pretty stoked when a new Michaels store opened up in downtown Toronto! I finally had a chance to visit this past weekend and of course, I can never walk out of a Michaels store empty-handed:
In my defense all the beads were 50% off! 😉
Here’s a quick look at what I purchased – I kind of group them into colour families:
The ones on the right are made of real stones.
What I like to do with these beads is simply string them onto stretch cord and make a bunch of coordinated bracelet stacks. Here’s an example of a bracelet stack I made; I love wearing at least 8 at a time, mixing bead types and styles:
You can go really fancy and use Swarovski crystals or semi-precious stones. They’re so simple but impactful and also make great gifts!
My sister bought a bunch of sock yarns. I didn’t buy any yarn this time but I’ll likely be going back soon to get some yarn for a project that I’m still looking for an appropriate pattern.
I’ll post some DIYs in the near future! Hope you enjoyed a non-makeup post. Do any of you make jewellery or do other crafts? 🙂