Friday, June 15, 2012

accesorizing like it's 1989

i never went to summer camp when i was a kid. the closest i came was a few day camps my mom sent me to during the summer....and MOST of them were straight-up nerd camps. cuz you know....most kids want to do science experiments for several house a day for a week. no? just me? okay then!

anywho, while i was rocking out some baking soda and vinegar volcanoes...most kids were apparently learning how to weave some fancy-ass bracelets out of twigs and string and whatnot.

and now, at almost 29...the internet is trying to convince me i need to pay them money for these things.
this bracelet  for example, is super cute. and fun.but bitches are CRAZY if they think i'm paying them 35 DOLLARS for this bad boy. i's plastic strips! plastic!! no ma'am. $35 is a lot of wine for this girl.

so what did i do? LIKE YOU EVEN NEED TO ASK.

of COURSE i made my own. cuz let me tell you about that plastic comes in approximately 90 million colors. and then michaels will trick you by having little 10 yard spools for a dollar. but for only $2.50, you can get a big spool. will then be left wondering what to do WITH ONE HUNDRED YARDS OF THIS STUFF....but it's cheaper than buying the little ones. or at least....that's what i'm telling myself.

i now cannot stop making these bracelets. even though somehow...i was only able to correctly measure the string THE FIRST TIME. the second and third ones are a smidge shorter ( has like 3 jump rings on each side, BUT IT'S GREEN. and i might make a better one anyways). and it may have taken me the better part of two hours wednesday night to get the hang of i literally thought this bracelet would be done sometime in december. or i'd chuck it out my window on the highway. one of the 2.

OH, and just to complete my totally 80's flashback...i worked on this WHILE WATCHING DALLAS. it was basically my 7 year old self's dream night...minus some lisa frank folders and a new my little pony. but you can't have everything.


Kristen at First Name Smith said...

okay really. i NEED one. NEED

anna said...

i love it. i saw them on Bananas' blog too and i was like "okay, must have."
you give me hope! i think this might be my next DIY project.

Gina said...

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Claire Kiefer said...

I've been seeing these fun things on instagram and I LOVE THEM! Oh, nostalgia.

I've been in a jewelry makin' frenzy too. Haven't whipped that stuff out since college, basically, but now I'm back in the saddle! My "ends" (don't know what else to call them, where the jump ring meets whatever you're workin' with) don't ever look as good as store-bought ones . . . but they're still cute & it's fun making them. :)