Tuesday, October 30, 2007

This is what keeps me sane

So this is what I've been up to since late April. I started making little stretchy bracelets for Anna and Julia and it morphed into this! After crunching some numbers, I think I've made a grand total of 96 bracelets. I've given quite a few away because I'd rather give them as gifts to friends and family instead of selling them. So I'm sure you're wondering why I'm posting them here. Well, I've had TONS of people want to know how I lost weight. This is how! When I had the craving to eat or felt overwhelmed, I would sit and make a few bracelets. Sometimes it only took making one or two, but other nights it took making five or six. I've really enjoyed making them and searching for new and exciting beads. Any excuse to shop is always a treat!! :-)

This is what I call the blue man group. Here are the bracelets that are mostly blues.

I'm not a huge fan of brown, but here are a few that I've put together.

Black isn't a popular color either.

Here are some of the really cool colored ones. Dice, stripes, and rainbows have been my favorites lately. I just made the two on the right side tonight. I love the gumdrop beds.

Red, red and more red. I love red! Anyone that knows me knows that my favorite color is red. I really love all of these!!

It's the Pink Ladies! The big bracelet right in the center with the purpley-pink beads is my new favorite. The beads I got from http://www.ornamentea.com/ They are a super cool store in Raleigh, NC. I should have ordered more, but I wanted to see how well I liked them first. :-)


Dawn said...

wow thoes are beautiful!!!

Aunt Cheryl said...

Melissa, you should sell them. Go to some arts/craft shows and see what happens. The are really pretty. Good job.

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

Those are gorgeous!!

Kate said...

Very cool!

Melissa B. said...

Love 'em! What do you put them on (wire or what?) and where do you get it?

Melissa said...

All my bracelets are made with stretchy cord. I've tried making wire ones but struggle with getting the size right. Plus, with gaining/losing weight, I figure have a bracelet that gives a little is better than one that I would totally have to rework to make smaller/bigger. Most of the beads I've got at Wal-Mart or Meijer's. (Yeah, I know...cheesy, but I live in a beadless town!) I've also got a lot of beads from Ebay or Etsy. :-)

Huey said...

Those are really pretty =D