Aside from the office, I'd wear them during special, more formal affairs; and even when wanting to add a little class to a casual shirt and jeans look. I'd been buying fresh water pearl jewelry ever since.
So when we had the Little One's baptismal rites last December 2011, I just knew I wanted a pair of matching fresh water pearl bracelets to complete our outfits. Knowing I'd have a hard time locating one that would fit her tiny wrist, I DIY-ed and made these!
|DIY fresh water pearl bracelets|
These things are so easy to make, too.
First, you'll need some light pink-hued fresh water pearls. I bought mine from the jewerly tiangge at Market! Market! for only Php300 (that was after intense searching and extreme haggling.) Note that these are stringed, unset line of pearls which was just what I needed since I'd be preparing them to make our bracelets. It's cheaper to buy them at this unprepared state plus it would be a shame to tear apart a complete fixture just to get the pearls (to learn how to know deifference between a real deal from the fake, please visit www.jsbeads.com.)
String the pearls through some flexible elastic nylon string (can be bought at craft or hardware stores.) Tie a tight knot at the end and adorn with ribbons, if desired.
Here we are wearing our matching chic bracelets.
The best part is I still had a lot of leftover pearls for use in the future. I love DIY projects. J