Shamballa Style

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I’m singing a new song today and it’s called Shamballa style.

Shamballa Style isn’t really a song, but more the name of a style of jewelry sold online based in the United Kingdom.  They sell Shamballa Bracelets in many different styles, and they are really cool looking, as you can see from the image above.

They don’t just sell bracelets, they also sell necklaces, earrings, rings and watches for as low as £3.99.  You can even add a gift box for an additional £2.50.  They even send you a free gift pouch with all orders.

They ship using Royal mail to all countries and free delivery if you live in the U.K.

I think this style of jewelry is going to catch on real quick.

Thicker Hemp

We went to Michael’s to buy some thicker hemp today.  The hemp that Erik “the Hippie” was using in his tutorial was much thicker and is what I wanted to buy but Michael’s didn’t have it.  They had the #20 and #48 but no thicker.  They actually had a thicker one but it wasn’t the same stuff and it was extremely itchy.  I’m not going to get an itchy cord to wrap around my neck and constantly be irritated from it.

The #20 is good for rings and for smaller projects but not very good for making necklaces.  I don’t know how the #48 is going to look yet so I’ll find out when I start working with it.

Chips bracelet keeps falling off of his wrist so I’m going to make him another one because I bought some barrel clasps that I’m going to put on his new one and my new one too.  I don’t mind using a pony bead as a clasp but if they are going to keep falling off then it’s not worth it.  I also wanted the barrel clasp for making a necklace because I don’t want extra hemp cord tickling the back of my neck.

I didn’t get any extra beads because I have plenty for now.  Also, I’m still a beginner so I don’t want to have all these extra craft supplies if I burn out on it you know what I mean?

So, off I go to remake our bracelets to find out if this new stuff is thick enough for a necklace.

Lessons From A Real Hippie

I’ve always loved hippie jewelry which is why I finally learned how to make the ring and bracelet that I made last night but I wanted to learn how to make the thick necklace like Karl has on GHI. Well, I didn’t know that I had bought the wrong hemp string yesterday. I bought the fine string, I need the thicker string.

As you can see in this tutorial on how to make a hemp bracelet on the Made By Hippies website, he is using a really thick hemp string. Which means… I gotta go back to Michael’s  .

I have this thin stuff so I guess I can still use it for making thin bracelets with the small beads with matching rings for selling but if I really want to make the necklaces I should buy the thicker hemp. The beads I bought aren’t meant for the thin hemp but at least when I buy thicker hemp I won’t have to buy more beads cause I got a bunch lol. Although, they had this huge package of wood beads for $5, I might buy it for making necklaces for selling, who knows.

LOL I’m a beginner and I’m already talking about selling them. I’m ambitious aren’t I?