I’ve been swamped with work and mommy duties since the beginning of the year. January definitely feels like a Monday all month long. But a good kind of busy for my little business and for the family. It was a good start of the year in as far as designing new products and collaborating with my husband and brother. They have been key to realizing my plans and ideas and making it happen. Well, truth be told, being a homemaker is on top of the list but when I do have a little downtime, I enjoy creating craft products for my little online shop. Collaborating with the husband adn my brother only happened once or twice at the beginning of this year. But it was a great kick off this year.
This is going to be a very interesting year for our family. It seems like everyone has their hands full for 2016. I can hardly wait for what’s ahead of us this 2016! Meantime, I’m consumed by mommy duties lately. Running errands, follow-ups on orders, supplies and the never-ending decluttering at home. Yesterday was a very long day of running around the city. I hardly have time to do some crafts. But I did manage to squeeze in some simple DIY accessory.
I used to sell and do bead-jewelry making about ten years ago. Arm candies were my favorite then. Ironically, I can’t seem to find any accessories for planner nerds like me. I thought I’d make one just to amuse myself!
I hardly use fashion accessories but when I do, it’s something I made or something I’m fond of. Of course, you could always pick up one in your favorite shops but making one and customizing it is so much more fun. And I can’t even begin to tell you how incredibly easy this is to make!
1. Polymer Clay Charms from BitsToPieces
2. Jump ring
3. Suede Cord about a meter long
Here’s the quick process for creating this simple bracelet:
1. Take your favorite Polymer Clay planner charm and cut the chains (using a jewelry cutter), leaving the eyepin that connects the chain to the charm.
2. Attach the jump ring to the eyepin using your jewelry tools. There are a lot of simple tutorials online on how to properly attach jump rings to your accessory. This ensures that your charm is durable and will not slip off over time.
3. Slip your suede cord right through the middle and tie a knot to hold it in place.
You may do multiple strands and colors, and do braids. But I prefer mine simply wrapped around my wrist.
So quick and easy arm candy! No one in the bank probably knew what that pretty little mint thing was dangling on my wrist! haha!
Only a #plannernerd like me will swoon over how pretty that little thing is. Oh, and I made a pendant too! Yes, I was running around Cebu City with these accessories.
The husband was just shaking his head and smiling!
p.s. Head over to the etsy shop of BitstoPieces and use coupon code MARRYLCRAFTS to get a discount when you purchase. You will find my friend Kay’s beautiful handmade polymer clay creations. She’ s one of the best polymer clay artists I know. Do tell her I sent you!