Hardware Store Bling


When I first saw this bracelet on Pinterest, I instantly fell in love!  How could you not?!  It is cute, stylish, and something you probably wouldn't find out and about in the jewelry department.  So you could imagine my surprise that when I did follow the link to Centsational Girl, I was baffled that it was made from decorative chain found at a hardware store!

One night while the boys were relaxing, Abby and I had some good ol' girl time at the hardware store!  I finally find the aisle I need and I see zero decorative chains that look like the one I was trying to imitate, so I went with what I thought was comparable.  I purchased a foot for under $2, and the guy says, "You could buy the whole roll for $$$$."  I just nodded and smiled.  Should I have told him what it was for?!  : )  

At the craft store I picked up some beads, lobster clasps, and jump rings.  I had a hard time finding beads I liked with a big enough hole.  In the end it wasn't a perfect fit, but it worked out.  Oh, and because the chain I picked out was so dang thick, my hubby had to use some heavy duty metal cutter thing!

 Check out my new bling!!!

Head on over to Censtational Girl for more details and pictures on how to put it all together!   

Feel free to check out my Crafts for Momma Pinterest Board.