I could make that. I phrase I often say when I see something I like in a shop but cannot justify paying for it because I know I could make it myself, and I dare say even make a better job of it. The reality is, time often doesn't allow me to just make it myself, however, this is one of those rare occasions that I have done just that.
Last week I was in M&S looking for some new underwear, which I didn't end up getting because there was nothing that spoke to me. On my way out of the shop a spied a pretty bracelet, which I tried on. I'm surprised I picked it up actually as I don't usually go for chunky bracelets:
When I got home, I raided my stash of beads and buttons, made a few extra bead purchases and set about picking some colourways - lining them all up, arranging the beads and buttons and then rearranging them.
This is the result so far - although I am sitting here surround by all sorts of pretty beads, and definitely have an urge to make a few more:
I find it's good to take a bit of a creative deviation sometimes - it helps keep the creative juices flowing and inspires me with other things I'm working on too.