How often do you entertain? This year, I’m making more of an effort to host gatherings to connect with people. With my birthday around the corner, it was the perfect time to plan something.
Since not all the guests know each other, I wanted an activity to break the ice and make it a comfortable and casual setting. Jewelry making seemed to be a perfect theme for an open house schedule where people could come and go throughout the day.
Jewelry Making Theme Party
I researched Pinterest, and was inspired by these beaded bracelets which are fairly easy and quick to make, and stylish for summer!
Where We Found Supplies
Luckily, two of my close girlfriends make jewelry as hobbies. My friend Sandy and I took a trip to the Los Angeles Jewelry District to find our supplies (check out how to shop at the Jewelry District in my blog post here).
Of the 3 stores, we found Beads and More to have the best quality/price balance. The Bead Factory seemed a bit cheap for what I wanted to create and Bellas Findings was mostly gold plated/gold filled spacers and higher end beads which was beyond my budget for this size gathering.
Setting Up the Jewelry Making Theme Party
The Jewelry Making Theme Party Event
The guests all seemed to have had a great time and loved their bracelets. It was so relaxing, some of us lingered on making jewelry much past the party-end time!
Examples of Beaded Bracelet Creations
The following are bracelets some of the girls made.
Does this inspire you to plan your own Jewelry Making Theme Party? It was easy to plan and so much fun! I hope this post gave you some good ideas to find reasons to get together with your friends. It’s important for us to make time for each other!