Being a Lucky Magazine Style Blogger, I was given the opportunity to shop Michael’s with a complimentary $50 gift card to make a jewelry “statement piece” and show you what I designed!
I had shopped in Michael’s before but not in several years. I was absolutely shocked at the enormous variety of beads and jewelry making accessories they had!
We’re talking like 3 double sided isles of beads galore! I couldn’t believe my eyes! I had extensive experience with jewelry making during teenage years, oh so many years ago it seems, but I had never seen so many beads in my life….
It was a daunting task trying to choose the beads to make just ONE item. I was in the store with my 3 year old daughter and 9 month old son for almost 2 hours. It was a little bit of a living hell trying to think and pick out beads and keep my kids occupied, so I ended up buying more than I needed, spending over $100 getting beads and accessories…. enough to make at least 3 necklaces. Whoooops…..
Course once I got home, it was another thing entirely trying to find time to sit down by myself and actually MAKE something! lol It took me several days to find time, but I finally managed to design and build a really awesome necklace!
It’s got some pretty awesome black beads, vintage gold chains and baubles, and some other neat things. I think it’s way cool. Don’t you agree???
And here is what it looks like on me….
I’m really happy with my eclectic little creation and it took me about an hour to make after I selected the beads and everything. If you are looking to update your accessories, consider making your own statement piece! Use this coupon to get 25% off your entire bead purchase. (coupon expires July 16, 2011) That should get you started and you’ll have a lot of fun!!!
What do you think of my statement piece?
* The product for this review was provided to us free of charge for the purpose or product testing. This does not effect our opinion of the products in any way. We only write about products we personally like and use, regardless of how they were acquired.