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!