Jewelry Whore

My name is Diane and I am a jewelry whore addict.

As a child I was obsessed with wearing as many colorful beaded necklaces/bracelets, rings I could get my hands on. These days I’ve toned down the excessive layering and use bright bold beads. Instead I find delicate gold jewelry a great way to pull a casual outfit together. If you know me you know I wear only 3 main colors 90% of the time– black, white and grey. The only pops of color I will incorporate into my outfits are through shoes, scarves or jewelry.

Since I’m no shoemaker, & can’t knit or sew to save my life, I figured I’d give jewelry making a try. And this decision to pick up a new hobby could not have come at a greater time.

{Insert quick ramble:

The past 2 weeks have been EXHAUSTING and STRESSFUL. I’m one of those people who analyze every decision I make. I kid you not. Pros & cons list, hi that’s me. Using Google/Yahoo/Yelp/etc. to find literally any information about my options, hi again. Calling my nearest and dearest friends and family…and mere acquaintances to get their opinions…me again. And once I think I’ve made my decision, I wake up the next morning in a panic because I’ve changed my mind. This went on for a good 10 days….

That being said all this stress made me,

1. Break out

2. Stress eat. Whole Foods, you can thank me for increasing your revenue this month

3. Get super anxious and pace A LOT}

I knew I needed something to calm me down and channel all this anxiety. Luckily I found my new drug. Jewelry making. My Instagram newsfeed is comprised mainly of my friends and jewelry designers. My notepad on my iPhone is filled with ideas and items I need to purchase from a bead/craft store. I’m obsessed.

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I went into a A Better Place to Bead in  right across from my apartment to buy some basic supplies to try making a necklace or something basic. Being the typical girl that I am at times, I came out of the shop spending way more than I should have and still not buying everything I wanted. No one ever said a drug addiction was cheap.

After a few quick lessons from the shop owner, I created my first bar necklace. Followed by another necklace I could layer the bar necklace with.

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These necklaces were followed by a few more necklaces and then feeling inspired I attempted to make my first bracelet.

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This is my new drug. I love the creativity I’m able to express through what I’ve made and the research I get to do in deciding what to create next. I’m not aiming at all to be some big name in jewelry making like Jennifer Meyer, whose pieces I drool over. I just enjoy making whatever comes to mind for friends and myself.

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