My Memorial Weekend Shopping Haul Part 1

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope everyone is enjoyed their weekend. I most certainly did. We cleaned our backyard, getting it ready for the summer, (which is my favorite season). I love hosting cookouts and spending time with my family and friends.

I also love shopping Memorial weekend. I find the most incredible sales. This is when I do most of my stocking up on my supplies for my jewelry designing business.

I would like to share my shopping haul from Joann’s. This is my most favorite craft store. I like Hobby Lobby and Michael’s but I prefer Joann’s. I love the Wheaton location here in Maryland most of all. I have been to Joann’s in Cockeysville, (which is in Baltimore, 62 miles one way for me), Gaithersburg, MD (35 miles one way) and Dunkirk, MD (45 miles one way).

I purchased 16 strands of beads, with store 60% off and a 20% off of the total purchase coupon. I also bought some buttons for my button earrings and some ear hooks. My total after saving $21.10 which without coupons and sale would have cost nearly $40.00.

Here is just one photo but I will be adding more later. Normally, I would take my photos outside  but it’s raining.

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Update: photos are uploaded.



Handmade Necklace and Earring Set

Hello Everyone! I just would like to share a necklace and earring set I made last week.

I always make separate pieces and never sets. I decided I wanted to start making sets. When I am working at craft shows, I always get the question, “Do you have any earring and necklace sets?” I just reply, no (with shame).

Well, here it is. My first set. I’m proud of it. I think this one came out pretty nice. I used about two and a half string beads I found at Joann’s craft store. The set took me about an hour or so to make. I change the arrangement a few times before I settled on the final piece.

Please let me know what you think.

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