Let me preface this story by saying that I have been obsessed with crafting since I was a little kid. My parents took me on weekly trips to the craft store, and my bedroom was often covered in glitter and beads. (They weren’t too happy about the mess.) But as life moved forward and I started facing more adult responsibilities with college and eventually my full-time job, I put the hobby on the back burner. But as I scrolled through TikTok recently and saw a plethora of fashion DIYs make their way onto my feed, I knew I had to pull out my crafty hands once again.
In today’s society, we’ve been convinced that everything needs to have an end-all purpose that serves others in materialistic ways. Hobbies should become side hustles, and if you’re creating something, it should either be sold for money or shared to Instagram for likes. I’m not here to say don’t start that small business idea from your hobby or share what you do. I respect everyone’s hustle. But what I am trying to say is that sometimes it’s okay to take part in something simply because it’s relaxing and it brings joy, not because you need to be an expert at it or to make it a business. The four projects below brought me relaxation from my busy week and brought an upgrade to my fashion game at the same time.
What do you need?
Pick out a selection of your favorite beads and firm string. Yup, that’s it.
How do you make it?
To view the TikTok I watched for inspiration, click here. I simply added beads onto the…