Hubs and I stopped by the grocery store the other day in a strip-mall that also happens to have a JoAnn's Fabrics (which is a huge hooray for me and an eye-roll for hubs ... why is that?). Of course since we were so close and we had time, I begged to stop in for a "minute". It was one of those "I don't have anything specific in mind" kind of trips, which in an inspiring place like JoAnn's Fabrics, can turn out to be the best kind of trips.
As we wandered around the store, we found ourselves in the lace and trim section. I was absentmindedly looking at all of the lovely (but so expensive!) laces when I spotted the prettiest soft brown colored jute rope. Once I got home, my creativity juices really got flowing and this bracelet was born. I really love the contrast of the soft naturally earth-toned jute mixed with warm gold.
For those of you unfamiliar, jute is a natural fiber second only to cotton in the amount produced each year. Jute fibers are composed of a mix of plant and wood fibers producing a final product that is off-white to brown in color. Bonus ... it has a lovely (but not too over-powering) earthy, almost wool-like scent. And, despite its appearance of being scratchy, it is actually quite soft and snugly!
no. 1 nautical dog bow tie no. 2 canvas & jute clutch no. 3 jute tea light candle holders no. 4 hand dyed jute no. 5 boho patchwork jute belt no. 6 rustic jute heart no. 7 oval hanging chalkboard no. 8 packaging kit
Ummm, happy Friday the 13th everyone (yikes!).