Blogging From A to Z – 2018 – J is for

Welcome to the letter J in the A to Z Challenge for 2018.  During the month of April I am joining other bloggers traveling through the alphabet.  My focus is on the A to Z of Michael’s Arts and Crafts store and today we have hit upon a gem!  J is for Jewelry of course.

There is a whole section for jewelry and several aisles filled with sparklies and trinkets.   
Rows of charms and bracelets so you can put together your own memory pieces.

Bead Landing is one of the brands.  I love these little travel charms with the hot air balloon, train and Eiffel Tower.  

Silver and gold, big and small.

There are chains of all lengths 
Pendants and statement pieces too.

Again, so many pretty colors.  

You can get a string of beads and use them as is or cut them apart to make your own fashion pieces.

There is a section with jewelry making tools as well, clamps and wire cutters, etc.
Not to mention the wire, elastic cord and other types of materials you can use to string the beads. 

Even the jump rings and earring backs. 
When I was cashiering if there was a sale on jewelry (when is there not a sale at Michaels?) people would buy so many of the strings of beads and would tell me that they were going to make earrings or break them down to make bracelets.  The bad thing? Having to put away all those strings of beads when people returned them or decided at the checkout counter not to buy them after all.  It is definitely one of the hardest sections in the store for go-backs.  
Jewelry making is not something that I have ever gotten into but I have used charms and beads in my paper crafting.  I’m thinking about getting a pack of those travel charms because I’m going to be making some travel type mini-albums.  They would also be good in Father’s Day items.  I think I just love all the pretty colors! 
How about you?  A jewelry maker?  Love sparklies?  Travel and want me to make a mini-album for you?  Tell me!
Make sure to stop by the other A to Z-ers if you get a chance and come back tomorrow for the letter K.
(Note:  I decided I should add a disclaimer to these posts because I certainly don’t want to give the idea that I am being paid by Michaels to do this or that they are furnishing me with material.  All pictures used in this blog series were taken by me at local Michaels stores, or are my personal pictures and every Michaels store may not have everything shown.)

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18 Responses to Blogging From A to Z – 2018 – J is for

  1. I am definitely not a jewelry maker, or even much of a jewelry wearer, though I did do a bit of beaded jewelry making way way back in time. For anyone who loves it, the assortment of supplies is amazing, and I can understand what you are talking about when it comes to replace returned items in their proper spots!

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  2. Erika says:

    I love the jewelry section. Can make something that suits my style perfectly much cheaper.


  3. ghostmmnc says:

    Could it be I’m the only jewelry maker here? I’ve been making my own for years. I’ve made necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings for myself and others in the family. Michael’s is a great place to find the pretty things, and also the jewelry making supplies. I can’t resist getting more whenever I’m in there. 🙂

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  4. I haven’t done a lot of jewelry making but like you have used some of the items in my paper crafting. Weekends In Maine

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  5. Janet,

    Michael’s sure does have an array of jewelry making supplies. This is something I always wanted to try but never got motivated enough to give it a shot. I guess it’s for the best because it can get expensive just like any craft can and does. 🙂 Thanks for joining me today!

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    A2Z iPad Art Sketches ‘Jars & Jelly’

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  6. I thought at one time that I’d do some beading but, other than a few items, I never really got into it. Now that I’m retired, I don’t wear as much jewelry. Unfortunately, most of what I bought is too old to take back (probably to the relief of the re-stockers) 😄.

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  7. Never went to Michaels for this. But really, it would have been a good idea. I used to get my jewelry-making pieces at the swapmeet.

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  8. My sister used to make jewelry. She’d drag me to Michael’s bead aisle…my eyes glazed over every time.👁

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