DIY Pearl Bracelet

            Sorry I haven’t written for a while on this blog but I was very busy with a big project. Unfortunately, it’s not yet finished so I’ve decided to make a smaller one to keep you up to date with the latest projects I have in mind.

            This is a very simple tutorial that if you follow exactly you’ll get a gorgeous pearl bracelet that you can easily wear with any outfit.

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Pop tab bracelet

             The idea for this bracelet is not mine. I admit , it was more an imitation. And I will explain you why.

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             Talking with a friend the other day he told me that if he would come to see what I have around the house, he would surely throw alooooot of things.

             I am convinced that this is so, but for me they all have a utility at one point.

             And as we stood there talking, I was playing with a soda can and I was thinking what could I make from it to demonstrate him that not everything should be discarded. I did not come up with any idea in my head so I decided to look for one on the internet. I found a few pictures, but nothing to my liking.

             Then I came across a picture that just fascinated me: a pop tab bracelet. It was not what I was looking for, but I began to ” unravel ” the picture and try to figure out how it was made.

             Not having multiple pop tabs, later I discussed the project with my husband and what  do you know? He had a few pop tabs laying around the house( god knows why … ) .

             And earlier today I got to work.

             It didn’t take me very long and I promise that when I will master the technique I will make a tutorial to teach you.

             For it I used 20 pop tabs, but this depends on your wrist, and almost a meter of ribbon.

             I’m already working on pop tab bracelet No. 2.

             Cannot wait to post pictures of the upcoming ones.

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Trinkets with love

           First of all, I have to explain to you what a “martisor” is.

           Martisor is an old Romanian fest celebrated on March the 1st, which according to the old calendar was also considered as the beginning of the new year. In fact “martisor” is actually a red and white string that people in my country attach to their clothes and wear it till the end of March when we tie it to a fruit-tree. It is said that if a dove comes and picks it up, you will have love in your live all year long. 

           Nowadays we tie that string to almost everything and so we can call it our “martisor“. Usually it is a brooch or just a simple trinket.  In some regions of Romania, women give it to men. But in my region, men give it to women. But we all love to share our love and so now both women and men show their appreciation for somebody by giving something symbolic on this beloved holiday.     

           And because I admit I am a child inside, when this little trinkets appear on the market I am like a kid inside a candy shop. 

           To me not only snowdrops mark the beginning of spring but also the lovely trinkets that you can find anywhere in this holiday’s eve. Million models in different colors, available to all of us. It usually takes me forever to choose the perfect “martisor” that I give people close to me.

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Bracelets stand

       A girl never has too much jewelry. But she also never has enough space to put them.      

      I have them stored in thousands of boxes. The bracelets are the ones that always give me headaches. So I decided to put an end to the permanent chaos in the bracelet’s basket.

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