Finally, one project that was NOT a Pinterest fail. Just find a denim vest, resale or brand new, and sew the pearls on in patterns you can find on Pinterest.






After searching Etsy for a similar collar, I decided to make my own with a white faux fur scarf from Target and a rhinestone necklace from Burlington Coat Factory. The necklace is affixed with fabric glue from Hobby Lobby and my fabulous co-worker, G, advised me to keep the necklace intact so it would be an easy way to fasten the entire collar in the back. Kinda cool, right? And just in time for the string of 80-degree days we are expecting here in the desert! I’ll be ready for next holiday season!



I’ve never really been happy with the Arizona Wildcats jewelry that you can buy in the stores here, so being the creative spirit that I am, I have been trying to make my own over the last few years. Here are a few of the bracelets and necklaces I have put together. And, even though my daughters sigh and say “Mom, you’re so extra….” I persevere…