My friend P. makes the best jewelery. No lie. She's from Bolivia, so she gets real, quality, brand-name materials on the cheap for wayy less than they retail in the US, and she has great taste. Our freshman year, she made me the cutest pearl dangle earrings with a little gold feather hanging from the bottom. This year, as a belated birthday gift, she made me these gorgeous crystal-drop earrings:
Aren't they beautiful? And those are real, bona-fide Swarovski crystals. Pretty swanktastic, huh?
Aaaand, you guys are in luck. I've convinced P. that her talents are too numerous not to hone, so she's opened her own etsy shop to sell her handmade jewelery! She's still working on creating some one-of-a-kind pieces for the shop but it will be opening soon, and she and I are going to work together to bring you guys what will be my very first giveaway, so stay tuned for that! You don't want to miss out on getting Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls to the tune of only $20 or so!