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Pretty rings and other things

March 19, 2014

I have neglected this site for far too long – sorry. I feel that I need to step it up a gear and really make something of this site while I currently have the motivation.

So the main reason for this post is that while I love making my own jewelry, I also really love receiving jewelry too :) I was pleasantly surprised when last night my long term boyfriend gave me this gorgeous pink heart ring for my birthday.

pink heart ring

pink heart ring

I think it is just perfect and it looks even better on my finger. The site that he bought it from is actually a promise ring shop. What’s a promise ring I hear you asking? I had no idea either, but according to their website -

A promise ring is similar to an engagement ring, although it does not represent an impending marriage. Promise rings are said to represent the promise to love each other, or to stay together.

So there you go! Apparently I am loved, but not about to get married any time soon :p

To be fair, this ring was only $99 and my dream engagement ring is a lot more expensive.

Have you ever heard of a promise ring before? Should I be worried that he chose one and not something different, or am I being a little neurotic? No matter – I am happy as a clam and think it is the prettiest thing ever!

Home Made Jewelery

December 11, 2013

Have you ever tried to make your own home made jewelery? It actually isn’t as difficult as you might think with plenty of different guides on the internet to help you along your way. The place where I learned to make my own jewelery was on YouTube. There are HEAPS of different channels dedicated to showing you the art of jewelery making.

Probably the easiest place to start is with a necklace or bracelet, they are very simple when compared to other types of jewelry and can be very cheap to make with your main expense being things like beads or charms that you want to use on your jewelry.

Home made jewelry can even be sold online for small profits. I had had some luck selling on both Etsy and Ebay with many pieces bringing in around 100% profit compared to what I spent.

I would love to hear about your experiences with making your own jewelery so please leave me some comments below and tell me what you have made and if you have had any experience selling it for a profit.