I fell in love with Tarina Tarantino’s handmade jewelry – specifically, her Hello Kitty collaborations (available for purchase here.) I thought, however, it wouldn’t be too complicated to make my own Hello Kitty jewelry.
I started with a Hello Kitty coloring book I found at Walgreens for 99 cents that included Hello Kitty stickers:
I decided (as an active camp counselor at Camp Kesem) to give it a try creating them myself.
I started with four regular friendship bracelets and a table full of old or broken jewelry:
I began by selecting bracelets and jewels to attach to each one and used a needle and thread to connect the pieces together.
The finished product came out very pretty (and are far more affordable than the one’s at Bendel’s)!
When I have extra time on my hands, I love to get crafty – especially when the finished product is something I can wear. I started these shoes with an old pair that was in my mom’s closet.
Then added, googly eyes, a button nose and metal wire for the whiskers. (And re-bent the leather straps to create some ears).