Yesterday I told you how my daughter’s camp was canceled and I was the official new camp, translate “FUN” counselor.
Since I don’t necessarily conquer the great outdoors (that’s FringeMan’s forte), we headed for the bead shop.
These were just a few of the beads they had to choose from. Each glass dish held a handful of beads and a little tag proclaimed the price of each bead. They ranged from five cents to around three dollars.
The choice was incredible and there was something for every taste, from Swarovski crystal to bones.
FringeKid was a tad overwhelmed. I think we spent twenty minutes just deciding on which beads we wanted to use to make our earrings.
My daughter finally decided to make little pink pig earrings with green eyes.
It’s unfortunate the picture is so blurry. I didn’t realize it at the time or else I would have snapped another.
She mixed pale pink and bright green tiny Swarovski crystals to accent her pigs. That’s a fancy porker if I ever saw one!
The man just behind the counter (over my daughter’s hand in the picture) owns this little shop and he was so helpful and very patient with us. He taught us how to properly bend our wires and make the perfect earrings.
Again, sorry for another blurry photo.
These are my little owl earrings. I fell in love with those little owl beads and had to make earrings around them. These remind me of fall and I think I’ll wait to wear them until then.
We’re definitely going back to make more earrings.
I have a feeling we’ll be making and mailing a few pairs too, because we couldn’t help but find the perfect beads for certain people.
Have you ever made your own jewelry?
Do you have fun shops like this in your area??