Handmade Gift #1: Bracelet for Tyler!

Those of you who have been with me since the beginning will remember that this whole jump back into creativity began with a post that was floating around Facebook back in January. It was a challenge to make 5 handmade gifts for five friends sometime in 2012. In return for your gift those friends had to promise to make 5 gifts for others, and so on, and so on, and so on…I really just loved the idea, so simple, yet so powerful.

I had no idea when I started this blog what sort of journey I was actually on creativity-wise (life-wise?) or where it would ultimately take me. It’s been a blast so far, and I have truly been learning something about myself with every project, but in the back of my mind I’ve been thinking about these 5 handmade gifts, and wanting to post about them and the people they go to.  So, without further ado, here is post #1, about a bracelet for the lovely Tyler of BabyLux Design.

Tyler and I met because our sons go to the same preschool. She definitely has a creative vibe about her, but it wasn’t until I visited her blog and online store that I realized how truly talented she is. In fact, she has been a bit of an inspiration to me. Tyler’s creations are super cool, and she is too! If you have a few moments I encourage you to check out some of her stuff.

I don’t really know what to say about this bracelet except that I just got inspired one day. For Tyler, I knew I was going to make jewelry, and I wanted it to be something simple, casual, and just a bit funky. The focal piece is a sterling silver washer, hammered, with sterling chain on either side, and a tiny little pearl dangle at the end to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by. I truly do appreciate everyone who takes a moment out of their busy day to read my ramblings and look at my photos (which by the way I hope will be getting better soon due to the impending purchase of some new equipment!)



  1. Michelle you are awesome, thank you for your kind words, totally flattered, blushing in fact :). I’m loving the bracelet and have gotten so many compliments wearing it! You need an online shoppe in the very near future!! 😉

    1. Thanks Tyler! Online shop…I know, I know! It’s been on the agenda FOREVER. I will get there someday….

  2. littletash · · Reply

    That’s really pretty 🙂

  3. Wonderful bracelet! Also I love the idea of making gifts for friends and them doing the same!

    1. Thanks! I thought it was a cool concept, too! Going to be fun finishing the project up the next few months.

  4. Love this. Fabulous work as always. Have a great weekend.
    Regards Florence x

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