July 10, 2010

"Trading" Skills

Last week, I saw the absolute cutest necklace on my friend, Bethany, at work! I asked her, "Where did you get that?" ...and she said, "well, I made it." I decided right then that I really wanted one for myself...and so we came up with a quick solution to "trade" skills. Though she knows how to sew as well, I came up with the idea to make and give her a wristlet wallet in exchange for the necklace. She loved the idea, and we made the exchange today! I am lovin' my new jewelry set and she loved her new handmade wristlet. How fun! And this is what it looked like inside... I lined it with an accent blue color that was plush. Now Bethany will have the necessities she needs to carry right on her wrist....money, lipstick/chapstick, a pen, and car keys.... I just made up a pattern from a design in my head and used supplies I already had. I've seen this idea on Sutton Grace's blog before, and now was the time to make my own...well, to give away. And was pleased with the results. What do you think?
Here is the fabulous buttoned necklace (and bracelet --next) that I traded for! Thank you, Bethany! I love my new set!!! You are so creative!!!! Thank you for sharing your craft skill with me!!! My nw necklace will go with sooooo much that I have! Super excited! And this is what my wonderful new matching bracelet looks like: I just love them both!!! Trading skills was so awesome! Anyone else out there want to trade with me?

1 comment:

  1. Love the jewelry! And the wristlet! :) I've just started dabbling in jewelry making so, I'm always looking for ideas! Loving your blog too by the way, my friend! It always inspires me to dig out my sewing machine and get some of my projects finished! :)

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