Wednesday, September 26, 2012

D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself)


Some pieces I purchased.  If you would like a custom bracelet, email me at Shirrelle@talkstillcheap.com
let me know the colors and pieces you are interested in. $15/bracelet

I have yet to finish Russell Simmons' book "Super Rich" (don't judge me, I read law books all day and night).   But, what I have read so far, I have internalized.  Click the above link to get the idea behind the book.  In the book he talks about how we can achieve an ultimate "happiness" when we are in tune with our natural gifts/talents and when we use or talents to contribute to the world.  Simmons believes that if you perfect your craft and first give it freely to the world, the world will notice your passion and in turn seek you out to request more of what you produce with your crafts/talents.

I totally agree with the idea of doing what you love and enjoy.  I take the idea of LIVING and not simply being ALIVE, very seriously.  I always make sure I take the time out to do things I enjoy or explore places and things that I have an interest in.  If I lived in those law school books day in and day out, I would go CRAZY!!!!!!! (nearly happened my 1st year)

With that being said, I am a huge fan of D.I.Y. projects.  I've designed and made several different t-shirts ranging from print to tie-dye.  I've designed elastic bracelets that I sold for a breast cancer fundrasier (which is coming back again for the month of October).  And most recently, I've created my own custom beaded bracelets.

Bracelets are currently a "hot" fashion accessory.  My first instinct when I saw others selling their bracelets was, "I can do that".  Why buy from you, when I can make that myself?  (no disrespect to those who craft their own pieces, I often have that initial thought.  I am a DIY junky.)  So, that's exactly what I did.  I made myself two bracelets, based off the designs and colors that I liked and also had not seen before.

Naturally, others noticed my pieces and asked where I got them.  Being able to say "I made it", is the ultimate high for someone who enjoys DIY projects.  So, when the opportunity presented itself for me to make pieces for others, I took it.  The great thing about the opportunity is, making the bracelets are the best part.  Its not work because I enjoy doing it.  Making a profit is just icing on the cake.

I've completed three orders already, just from a post on instagram.  I will be posting pics of those on my instagram RellesLaw!  I am selling each bracelet for $15 with free shipping.  The price is lower than any I've seen, and I think $15 is a nice price to pay for a custom piece that you won't find on anyone else's wrist.  Let me know if I'm wrong.  Interested in your own?  Visit my instagram and comment and/or email me Shirrelle@talkstillCheap.com  You design it, pick your own colors and your own jewels.

Thanks for the support! Order yours before I just make myself a boat load of bracelets! ;)  You can also COMMENT on this post!

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