3 comments / Posted by Viviana Soler

Hi there!!

If you're on our e-mail list, you probably know this already, but for those of you that don't know: our bead and fabric store is located in the island of Puerto Rico.  

Now, this has its advantages and disadvantages.  

On the PLUS side: we're in the Caribbean, so our weather is usually on the warmer side.  We don't have to worry about snow storms.  We can get a tan by simply taking a walk in the middle of the day.  We have access to some pretty ridiculous beaches and waves (for the surfers out there).  Since the island is relatively small we don't have a 3 hour commute... I could keep going but you get the gist.

On the DOWNSIDE: Hurricanes are fairly common (especially on hurricane season).  You better lather your face with spf 50 on a daily basis unless you want to age twice as fast as the rest of the world.  Gaining weight over the Holidays is more painful because you can STILL go to the beach despite having eaten 1,000 calories in one meal the night before.  A.K.A: We don't get a few months to lose the weight before facing the dreaded swimsuit.

Why am I going on and on about the Pros and Cons of living in Puerto Rico?  

Well, for three reasons:

First, I wanted to brag a little about our beautiful beach in Culebra known as Flamenco.  It was just named one of the top 10 beaches in the world for 2015 by TripAdvisor! (Scroll down to look at a picture) #soproud

Second, I thought I might convince you to come visit us in person next time you get some time off from work.  

Third, today's DIY Embellished cuff was inspired by our beautiful beaches.  Ok, maybe not, but I needed a way to segway into our jewelry tutorial :)  

Looking for a way to unwind this weekend?  We've got the DIY for you! 

The beauty about DIY (Do It Yourself) is that you can take anything and give it your own personal twist.  So if there's anything that's not doing it for you, just change it! 

Stuff you'll need to make this purty cuff:

Materials:
1. One Inch Gold Cuff (You can also use the Silver Cuff)
3. Three White Swarovski Pearls
5. One inch Leather
6. Thirteen Faceted Red Coral Bead, 5mm

PS: Yesenia (our Designer in Chief's) nail polish today is from Finger Paints Gel Polish
Color- Stay true to the Art
Dots: Black Canvas
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Watch our tutorial below:

Comments

  • Posted On March 12, 2015 by natividad E. Marinez

    Love all your videos, your humor, I’m always looking for your next video. God bless you all

  • Posted On February 19, 2015 by sandy

    Yes we are all jealous. I have lived thru a hurrican. Very scarry. I love the site and your ideas. I’m doing a craft show in the fall so I make one (at lease) piece of jewelry per day. I live in Ohio.

  • Posted On February 19, 2015 by Carmen Reyes

    Love each one of your videos. Keep up the good work!!!

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