Arm Party 2012

Last month I was scrolling through my tweets. It was a typical night. Lounging with the “Anywhere” blanket (the tag on the blanket literally says “Anywhere”). People have parties on twitter and most of the time I’m too tired to join in, but for some reason this party sounded right up my alley. It was called an “Arm-party”.

 

 

So, the short version is that you sign up (only 100 people were allowed in to the party…very VIP) and then you are paired with one person. You are invited to make a bracelet (or purchase one if you aren’t crafty or don’t have time) and send it to the person you are paired with.

 

 

It is circa 1987, making friendship bracelets and sharing best friend charms except it’s for grown ups.

 

I’m not that skilled in jewelry making, but I thought I’d give it a whirl with the online tutorials. I chose the bracelet I thought I would have the least chance of screwing up.

 

If you are interested in making bracelets click here for a great site full of ideas, including the one I made!

 

I ended up liking this style so much, I made one for myself, my sister, and my two year old daughter Sadie. I used rhinestones from a necklace I wore from my sister Laura’s wedding.

 

                                                Re-purposed jewelry is the best.

 

I was paired up with Melissa Enault who blogs at The Life of a Not so Ordinary Wife. These are the two bracelets I made for her and shipped off to the sunny state of California.

Melissa was so generous to mail me something better than homemade……Anthropologie. Girls, need I say more?

They have mastered the art of packaging and shipment. Retailers take note of how they do it and use it as an industry standard!

 

So, check out Melissa and the girls that started it all over at Yellow Heart Art and Much Love Illy.

 

August 21, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Jessica - your bracelets are really pretty!! So great even if they weren’t hand-made.

August 21, 2012 - 1:27 pm

Kara - Hi! Arm Party visitor. Really liking the Anthropologie bracelet! And I love your blog color scheme, and layout!!

August 21, 2012 - 1:42 pm

Bethany - I love your bracelets! I need the anthro one! :) Lovely blog. I’m gonna follow.

August 21, 2012 - 2:18 pm

amy @ strands of sunshine - I think I made so many friendship bracelets as a child of the 80′s that I could make them in my sleep! Linking over from the party, it’s fun to see what everyone is giving and getting!

August 21, 2012 - 4:18 pm

Ilene @ Much Love, illy - i love that you joined our party, friend! love the bracelets you made and the one you received! and YES, i loved that we all def brought back the 80′s and 90′s with this friendship bracelet party! woohoo! thanks for joining! xo

August 21, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Sandy a la Mode - oh my, that anthro bracelet is amazing!!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

August 21, 2012 - 6:19 pm

lacey - i love the bracelets you made for your partner! so very pretty. and, yes, the only thing better than handmade is anthro ;-)

August 21, 2012 - 6:20 pm

Sarah - It’s so nice to meet all the arm party playa’s! Love all your bracelets too! Thank you for all your kind and sweet comments!

August 21, 2012 - 6:41 pm

Leonora from Yellow Heart Art - anthro is amazing! love love LOVE it!

August 21, 2012 - 8:16 pm

Cindii - AHH! So pretty!

August 22, 2012 - 12:23 pm

tricia - Ahhh Anthro! Love it. :)

August 22, 2012 - 9:57 pm

Mary - Love the ones you made and received. I’m too cheap to buy anything from Anthro! haha

August 23, 2012 - 6:19 am

Jamie - It’s cool that your partner gave you a super cute bracelet from Anthropologie although it wasn’t handmade…

Jamie

August 23, 2012 - 9:12 pm

Sarah - I know! She was very thoughtful (and generous!).

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