Fashion is all about creativity. Stylists create their artistic vision by pulling together complementary textures, shapes and colours to create a fashionable and flattering outfit.
I love to use accessories to tie an outfit together or as the focal point on my ensemble. I am a sucker for wearing one too many bracelets and buying one too many chunky necklaces.
But sometimes finding the right piece of jewellery at the mall to complete my vision can be difficult. Once I am exhausted by hunting for what I want, I will go to the bead shop to make it myself. I have been making jewellery since I was really young and it has always been one of my favourite pastimes.
The best place to find anything to make your own accessories in Ottawa is Sassy Bead Co. located in the Byward Market and the Glebe. Before I moved back home to Vancouver I had to get a little creative with my friend Caileen at Sassy Bead one last time.
Usually when I go to the bead store I know what I am going to make, but knowing that Sassy Bead Co. is seriously the mecca of all bead stores I knew that I could just go and be inspired. I am a Latin American history buff, so the warm coloured skulls and the pretty, feminine flower beads reminded me of “Dia de Los Muertos, or the “Day of the Dead”, a holiday celebrated in Latin America.
To show my appreciation to all you followers I decided to share my love for jewellery making by giving away one of my one-of-a-kind bracelets!
To enter your name in the draw to win a bracelet, tweet this message:
“I follow Lo’s Stylebook and I just entered to win a one-of-a-kind bracelet by @lorenromei #losgiveaway”
Next week I will announce the winner on my blog and the lucky individual will receive the red skull bracelet (shown below) in the mail!
Good luck everyone and thank you for entering!
Until next time…