There is a bit of a stigma attached to saving
However, I see my penchant for saving things as optimistic. I am discriminating and I always see the potential in the items I keep. So now, onto why I start off a bit defensively....
About a month ago my teenage DD was cleaning out & purging her room, clothes that didn't fit, items that were too "little girl" you get the picture. She cam to me with a dish of kiddie costume jewelry and broken bits and pieces and she said....[wait for it...] "Mom, I'm SURE you'll want this".
Hmmm... she knows me too well~ I sifted through it and saved what looked "optimistic" :-D
So now we come to today, I enjoy writing my Thrifting Thursday posts and it seems people like reading them as they are my highest viewed musings. However, sometimes being thrifty is hard and I had no good idea as to what I could write about. I am in high speed show prep and not out scouting the charity shops very much lately.
Tuesday morning I had the good fortune to peruse the Beadaholique website where I stumbled across a video tutorial by Julie Bean. She is the senior designer there and does a great job with her tuts.
I started watching this>> video which really inspired me.
|Cheap-ola aluminium girly bracelets|
So when I went up to my work space I started madly opening drawers and boxes until I ran across these:
|Copper wire in 18 & 24 gauge, faceted AB chinese crystals & repurposed sari silk|
And after a little while ~ VOILA' ~ I had this, India inspired bangle bracelet>>>
SO ~ stay strong thrifty friends....
You can make something awesome from that stash you've been saving!
Have a great rest of your week, I'm off to make some more bangles