Wednesday, August 11, 2010

“I’ve got your ring around my neck and a couple of nights I don’t regret.”

Want To – Sugarland

Only not. Well, kind of. The ring around my neck was brought back from Costa Rica by my gay best friend. I love it. I used to wear one from my ex, but ya know. Things happen. But I was too used to wearing the necklace, so I just switched the rings out. [I’m stuck in my ways.] This one is prettier anyways.Ring

On the topic of random jewelry that I make and wear, I told you in the last post, I’ve started making new bracelets!

I’ve always made friendship bracelets. I’m pattern reading challenged, but I always make up my own stuff. [My best friend, Caroline, makes really intricate patterned ones from things she finds on the interwebs. She made the yingyang one.]Bracelets

But I have started sewing bands and embroidering words or phrases on them. Plus they have buttons! You can’t beat buttons! No way, no how, bud!

I really like how they are turning out. Mine says “Shoot the moon.” Its a Norah Jones song that I love, and I have always had this love of the moon. I don’t know why, but I just think its the most magical thing ever.Mine

But I digress.

Caroline is back on her Ingrid Michaelson phase [as per her usual.], she asked for “Far away.” on hers. She doesn’t think as far into it as I do, most likely, but this is very fitting for her. She is really close to her brother who is at college pretty far away. And she hates our town and has been waiting to move since the sixth grade.Caroline's

And the buttons!

…I love buttons. Don’t judge me.   

Eh. Judge me. You know they are awesome.

Anywho, the writing stitching on them is kind of janky, but  I’m working on them. The more I do, the better they’ll look.

What do y’all think?



Kate said...

That's so awesome! I have a weird obsession with handmade stuff.. Except I have this bad habit of starting something and then leaving it to collect dust in my closet

Josie said...

Pretty! I love the bracelets w/ words on them! Are they woven into the bracelet or are they embroidered on afterwards?

Anonymous said...

Love the bacelets! I would SO wear that!! :)