I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, January 27, 2014

Just Bead Yourself

Me - Just Bead Yourself, wow! Just Bead Yourself is a small shop in Westfield,New Jersey. It looks much bigger on the inside than the outside. Everywhere you look it's awesome. I liked that there are so many kinds of beads there and so many choices of what jewelry you can make and how you can make it. I thought we would just be making necklaces with cheap plastic beads on a string that you tie around your neck. Instead, there was really beads like you would find on necklaces you buy in a craft store and we made jewelry on a wire with a really clasp like you would buy in a store. I love my necklace. I wear it every day. It worked out well for me because my previous favorite necklace had just broken. They also had all kinds of stones  at Just Bead Yourself. that were supposed to help for different things. Every person has a stone or a combination of stones that it best for them. My stones are Amethyst and Rose Quartz. They also had spray for different things like calming spray and love spray. I would like to go back sometime. I would like to nake more jewelry. I would like to make more necklaces as well as other kinds of jewelry. It is a really fun place.

Mom - I was not expecting Just Bead Yourself to be so fun. I was not expecting the jewelry we made there to be so beautiful. I was pleasantly surprised on both counts. The only hard thing for me was that there were so many choices that it was hard for me to narrow down what I wanted to make and how I wanted to make it. When I first saw the store from the outside, it looked tiny and dinky. Inside, however, it was filled to the brim with jewelry, objects for making jewelry as well as a few other things. The place was like a cheerful rainbow of color. The staff was very helpful and welcoming as well. You can't help but be happy when you walk  in there and even more so when walk out with your beautiful self-made jewelry. We all had a great time on our visit. Even my husband made a Tiger's Eye bracelet for himself even though I am sure  before we went he was probably just expecting to be bored while the girls and I made jewelry for ourselves. My only problem is is that that I didn't make my necklace as long as I would have liked to so it chokes me a bit, and I probably won't wear it as much as I would have otherwise. My husband and the girls are all very happy with there jewelry, however. Aurella is convinced she wants to have her next birthday there. She tends to change her mind a lot, however, so we will see. We would all definitely like to go back though at least the girls and I. I am not sure about my husband although he did have a good time when we were there.

And that's our view. When is the last time you went somewhere that turned out to be a lot more fun than you thought?