Friday, June 27, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Wrap Bracelet Tutorial

Celtic Wrap Bracelet Tutorial - A Simpler Grace

One of my favorite hobbies is making jewelry.  I've been making bracelets, necklaces and earrings for over ten years. It started when my husband and I were in a jewelry store getting my engagement ring inspected and cleaned when we saw this beautiful necklace that was several strands of gold seed beads and a Venetian glass pendant.  The price on the necklace was over $800!  I looked at my hubby and said, "I can make that for less than 20 bucks" and I did.  I found very similar supplies in my local Michaels store and completed my necklace in less than a day.  Since then, I've loved the craft.  I've even sold quite a few pieces to friends and family.

Today, I'm going to show you how to make one of my favorite styles of bracelets - the wrap bracelet. I don't know about you, but fiddling with a clasp with one hand to get the standard bracelet on is a pain in the you-know-what.  It's also difficult to find bracelets that fit my wrist well - either they are too big and roll down my hand, or they are too small and "choke" my wrist all day long.  While I do make standard bracelets with the clasp, my favorites are ones that just wrap around your wrist and fit any size.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Links to Love | 13

We made it to Friday - and a happy one it is.  Today, we're talking my favorite burgers and sandwiches.

Favorite Turkey Burger:  Taco Turkey Burger

Monday, June 16, 2014

Fun Fourth of July Food


Tasty recipes for Independence Day - Fun Fourth of July Food - A Simpler Grace #4thofjuly #independenceday #recipes #holidayThis week marks the first day of summer and it feels like it!  I love all the holidays that fall during summertime and Fourth of July is the best!  I love the fireworks, parades, time at the pool or beach, the big festival our town has that day and the FOOD!  Here are some fun and delicious Independence Day recipe ideas I found on the blogosphere.

Fruit & Brownie Skewers via Mel's Kitchen

Friday, June 13, 2014

Links to Love | 12

Happy Friday the 13th!  Happy Father's Day weekend!  In honor of these events, I've put together my 13 favorite Father's Day ideas.


Friday, June 06, 2014