Hi friends. I’ve missed you. Life is busy. Wonderful, delightful, and serendipitous. But busy. My goodness.

I apologize for my absence in the blogosphere. Passing grad school has taken precedence. But I’m always thinking about you. I’m always wishing I was editing photos instead of working pivot tables. I’d always rather be sewing than nearly anything else. So bear with me. This too (and hopefully I) shall pass. In seven weeks.

But life is good, and fall is hanging around, letting us enjoy just a few more days of warmth. I think Colorado is at peak fall colors right now. My bike rides have been glorious. Not too hot, sunny, and filled with the most beautiful golden light.

Other golden things in my life? Oh, you know, just some thrifted jewelry. I’m on a kick.

I purchased the above pendant in Kalispell, Montana at the most epic thrift store I’ve ever seen. That thrift store may or may not have influenced my decision to go home for Thanksgiving. Of course, seeing my family is the main reason, but this thrift store played a small part. Yes, this pendant has a “G” engraved on it, which stands for absolutely no part of my name. So it stands for “Great”, because the necklace is just that.

These vintage earrings and wet hair. Totally, like, 1992. I’m pretty sure my mom had a pair of these. Beauties like these can be spotted at most thrift stores and I finally decided to pick up a pair. I love them. Such a nice casual earring, that, like all the other things featured in this post, allow you to be lazy about your morning routine. When you never take the jewelry off, you always look put together, right?

I apologize because you’ve seen this bracelet. I still haven’t taken it off since I bought it. It’s great, and so versatile. It can be paired with other bracelets for that arm party trend that’s happening. It can be worn alone for a simple and classic look. I didn’t realize my arms were so freckly and I never noticed that scar. Lovely.

It took me some time to venture into the thrifted jewelry arena. But I’m pretty pleased with what I’ve found so far. New jewelry is expensive, and thrifting some basic pieces is a great alternative.

Unfortunately, Sew Thrifted will be postponed a week. Despite being busier than a beaver, there are some pretty exciting things coming up that I’m working hard on! Stay tuned for some more guest blogging, more Sistershare, and a whole lotta bad jokes.

UPDATE: I owe you my gratitude and a pumpkin spice latte for being so wonderfully patient as the blog was down yesterday. We are making lots of improvements, which can cause some hairy situations like the white screen of death. I would love to say it won’t happen again, but I’ll just say I’m sorry.

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I swear I have the greatest friends. Their enthusiasm and support is never-ending. I am surrounded by such happy and positive people. This one, in particular, is a gem. She’s a beauty, she’s wonderfully creative, and she’s utterly hilarious (nothing beats her childhood stories). I am so excited to introduce you to my friend Emma of Emma Lee!

During my long weekend in Portland, I was able to catch up with Emma. She showed me her latest jewelry designs and I have been eyeing every single item in her Etsy store since. She’s got talent, friends. And she’s funny. Did I mention that?

Emma studied Accessory Apparel Design at the Art Institute in Portland and man, oh man, is she creating some awesome modern necklaces and earrings. Just a sampling for you…

Horseshoe earrings

Blue Wooden Bead Necklace

Gold and Labradorite Half Hoops (I’m coveting these, big time)

Gold Half Hoops

You love this stuff too? Then, listen up! Go and pin any of the items in her Etsy store by Tuesday, September 25th and she’ll enter your name in the drawing for a free pair of the Gold and Labradorite Half Hoops! Be sure to tag emm3lee12 in the description of the pin!

You wouldn’t believe how hard it was for me to type that. I want those Gold and Labradorite Half Hoops, so. bad.