Plain and simply living has gotten extremely expensive. We are all looking for ways to get the most for our money, while still getting the quality goods we love. If your anything like me, the one thing I will never give up in buying & making new jewelry. I find that it has gotten hard to do on a budget, yet I promise you it can still be done! Here are a few ideas, to keep your creative juices flowing.
1. Visit your neighborhood Thrift shop or Good Will! Many will carry a large stock of vintage & refurbished jewelry. There are so many treasures, that your eyes will tear from excitement. It may take a chunk out of your day, but I promise you it is worth your time. Remember one man’s trash, is another man’s treasure.
2. Re-create. We all have old necklaces & earrings laying around that we never wear. Why not take them apart? Your initial reaction to hearing this may be weary but why not try! Turn a pair of old earrings into a new pendant. Think of all the elastic bracelets you can make out of your old 20″ necklace that has been catching dusk in your jewelry box.
3. Play a game. Check if your town has a Bead Store. Most of the time, they will have a sale section. Give yourself a $20 minimum & see how many beads you can get within your limit. Yes, a bead shop is an adult version of a candy shop for us but a little discipline never hurt anyone!
There you have it, three easy ways to save money & keep up your jewelry sweet tooth.