Sunday, June 9, 2013
what to wear to a gem and mineral party
We hosted a "gem and mineral" party today at our house. We like to do these themed, family-oriented parties as an alternative to children's birthday parties. Family parties are so much more relaxed than a birthday. Having no presents is a huge plus.
One of the activities was making necklaces by wrapping copper wire around tumbled rocks and bending the wire in decorative ways. The kids loved it and made so many necklaces! I'm wearing one in the photo. I don't know how to do any jewelry making, but our good friend brought the wires and all the tools and spent the whole party making necklaces with the kids. Pretty cool, huh? Other activities were panning for gold and sifting for tourmaline.
This might be an outfit that is a bit too young for me, but hopefully in the context of a backyard summer party I can pull it off. The sweater is on older Garnet Hill sweater that I cut and adapted to make it a wrap. The seems don't line up and it doesn't entirely work, but I like it much better this way (it used to be a large cowl).
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dress: Old Navy
sweater: Garnet Hill (modified)
bracelet: Young Frankk