I know everyone is sick of talking about the weather, but I just can't help myself. It was suddenly almost 80 degrees here this weekend and we are all ready for summer! Cleaned off the grill, broke out the flip flops, started moving sweaters to the back of the closet...never mind that it might snow again tomorrow. Crazy weather.
In the midst of our blustery winter, Halcraft USA, Inc. sent me a batch of beads from their new spring line for Michaels. There's lots of good stuff and I loved seeing their take on the coming spring/summer jewelry trends. Here are a few of the things I made:
This necklace is a little bit Bohemian, a little bit Southwestern and a whole lotta stylish, if I do say so myself. I like the way the triangle pendants look with the chevrons and triangle beads. View the complete Free Spirit Necklace materials and instructions over at Halcraft.com.
You know I love bangle bracelets! This one is a double-strand made of memory wire. The secret is connecting the ends of the wire behind one of the sliders so the loops are hidden. My friend Fernando Dasilva is the first person who really showed me how well sparkles go with stones. Now, I can't get enough of mixing them together.
My favorite thing about this necklace is the juxtaposition of the romantic-looking flower focal piece with the edgier-looking spikes. I like the idea that you don't have to be all one way or the other, you can have a bit of both.
What will be your go-to jewelry this summer? Let's pin some ideas on our boards and get to work!