Lucky and Michael's gave me the opportunity to make a jewelry "statement piece" and naturally, I jumped on it. Jewelry making actually really intimidates me. I've never made anything before in my life, but once I started looking around at the different selection of things that Michael's had, I got really excited.
I grabbed a bunch of this and that's with no clear set plan or image in mind. I just got stuff that I really liked and was drawn to. Once I laid everything out to see what I had to work with, I decided I wanted to put together a vintage-inspired necklace.
I added the military decal, bow and copper flowers to the brass chain, and then got some old keys I had and added those as well. I wanted it to look like an eclectic collection of old trinkets and keepsakes.
I had a lot of fun with my first experience of putting together jewelry. I've always had this false impression that jewelry-making was all about stringing together glass beads and I was fortunately mistaken. There's so many cute and unique pieces you can put together and the ideas are endless. I definitely don't think this will be my last time making something. If you'd like to try making your own statement piece, Michael's has a 25% off coupon, so now's the time to take advantage and make yourself somethin' nice!