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Because I needed another hobby....

Have you guys ever been to Charming Charlie?

I love that store. I would buy that store, if I had an unlimited amount of money.

For those of you who don't know what Charming Charlie is - its a terrific jewelry/accessory store, and its affordably priced. Love!

But if I were to buy everything that my magpie fingers wanted, I'd go broke, and I'd have a pissed off hubby. :)

But you know when I go to Charming Charlie, I get a little gun shy because there are so many options that I'm overwhelmed. Shocking, I know, but I am not alone in this feeling. Dana felt this way as well. I know cause I talked  to her through most of her adventure to Charming Charlie down in GA.

I then got the thinking that a lot of the styles that I like, I can make. Its not hard. It might be expensive if I go with Swarovski crystals, but Michael's has Crystazzi. A nice knock-off. So with my 20% coupon in hand, along with the sale that Michael's had last week on jewelry, I got quite the beginnings of a jewelry making empire. :)

So after several trial runs, all of which was given away to my sisters (HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY GUYS!) and my Mom, I decided to bust out the pattern that I've been drooling over for 2 weeks. :)

Streaming Glory from
Adorable, right? I love them. Well except for the red, white and blue thing. I don't do a lot of those colors. At least not together. So I altered it slightly. One alteration was intentional, the other....not so much. :)

So here's my interpretation:

The intentional change was the color change. I went with navy, smoke and clear, because I wear jeans 90% of the time. I figure they'll go with almost everything.

The unintentional change was the hoop size. The pattern called for a 1-1/2" hoop, but I could only find a 1" hoop, which meant eliminating some of the spacers. I probably could have removed some of the groupings and streamers, but I didn't feel like it. :)

So what do you guys think? I  like them. Now I need to get back to sewing.


  1. Those earrings are beautiful! Love the colours you chose - perfect for wearing with jeans!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Ooh pretty! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional party going on now. There is a really great giveaway going on with it. I hope to see you soon!

  3. These are beautiful! I remember seeing the original version too. Yours are better I think hehe :)

    My weekly link party, Your Whims Wednesday goes live tonight, I'd love if you'd stop by and link up!!

  4. Saw your link at T&J and these are lovely! :)

  5. Those are gorgeous! We would love for you to come share this at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" link party!

    The Sisters @