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Five On Friday: Blogger Meet-Up Edition!

Today I'm going to change it up a bit and do a blogger meet-up edition of Five On Friday. We had the BEST time last night at On A String, the cutest, most girly and fun beadshop located on Providence Road here in Charlotte. So here we go ... 

O N E
Simply loving our great group of bloggers! We had fifteen girls to drop in and it was such a fun crowd. Some familiar faces; some new faces. Everyone was just so sweet and excited about our wrapped bangle tutorial.


T W O
If you've ever been to On A String, you know that the store is total eye candy. The walls are adorned with gorgeous beads, the chandeliers are blinged out, and there is stunning jewelry to buy at every turn.




T H R E E
Thank heavens for patient teachers! Christine, the store owner (far left in below photo) is just the sweetest and was so patient with me when my gold wire kept springing off of the form like a slinky. She did a perfect job of walking everyone through the steps and made 100% sure that the gals were pleased as peas with their creations. If you've ever wanted to learn how to make jewelry, she's your gal.


Sidenote: the Dr. Pepper, Starbucks, and Ajax you see below are her creative ways of creating the perfect-sized bangle! Our wine glasses, well, those were just there for us. :)

 
F O U R
Loving, loving the finished product! Everyone got to leave with two bangles of their own design. Some gals went blingy; some went muted. Some chose bright colors, others opted for neutrals. I loved seeing how they all came together! My combo is the bottom right, the cobalt blue and green.


F I V E
Loved chatting with friends old and new! There's just something so fun about getting bloggers together -- maybe the fact that we can connect on such random points (like what blogs we read first thing in the morning and what our favorite blog design companies are).


Me with Zelle from A Southern Style


Melissa from Simply Sweet Melissa

If you would like to be included in future meet-ups, follow along with the Charlotte Social blog!

I think a lot of you know how this works but if you are new to the party, please join this link-up along with me and my beautiful co-hostesses -- DarciNatasha, and Christina. Playing along is simple!  Just write a post about five things on your mind today, anything goes really, post the logo below on your blog, and then enter your post address below in the link-up section. It's a great way of meeting new friends and getting more eyes on your cute blog!

36 comments:

  1. Such a fun idea for a meet up! I love all of the meet ups you ladies do regularly! I have been trying to teach myself how to make similar bracelets. Have a fabulous weekend! xo

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  2. Looks like everyone had a great time. If you don't mind sharing...where did you get that super cute top?

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  3. I am definitely going to have to attend one of the meet-ups! Looks like so much fun!! :)

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  4. I had the best time at the event and can't wait for November's fun event as well! You are the sweetest and thank you so much for hosting a wonderful night with new friends :)

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  5. What a fun meetup! That store looks like a great place to learn how to make jewelry.

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  6. I am SO sad I don't live in Charlotte anymore, looks like yall had a great time! Have a wonderful weekend love!

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  7. So fun!! Sorry I missed it. GREAT seeing you last night! xoxo

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  8. OH my gosh I wish I could have gone last night! I pass that place twice a day and I always want to visit. Maybe next time - have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. I LOVE the jewelry making party! what a great idea!!! Happy Friday!!
    Jules

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  10. I wish we had a store like that in Charleston. What a fun meet-up! And the wrap bracelets looks so good!!

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  11. Had so much fun last night, Liz! What a great idea -- I'll definitely be going back! Hope to see you soon!

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  12. How fun! I want to meet new bloggers here in Phoenix!! I need to know where I can find a little get together. You looked adorable! =)

    Jill @ youmeandcapri.com

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  13. So fun!!! I love making jewelry, doing it with friends would be my kind of party:)

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  14. So fun!!! I love making jewelry, doing it with friends would be my kind of party:)

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  15. What a fun time! I love how everyone's bangles turned out.

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  16. aww, that looks like such a fun evening! It makes me want to move to Charlotte! Not that I would need convincing : ) I wish we had something like this here in VA, I may need to look into it/ start one : ) Have a Fabulous weekend girl!!!!

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  17. Never been to On The Strings. Is that the meetup from Thursday? If so, I wish I could have made it but Thursday was my husband's birthday. Glad you all fun though!

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  18. Looks like a fun idea!! I've never heard of a jewelry-making place like that, but it'd be so fun with girlfriends!

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  19. Love, love, love those bangles!! Looked like a fun night xx

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  20. What a fun meet up!

    Loving your little zebra number too. So cute!

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  21. Looks like SO much fun! How did you all meet? I'd love to get a group of local bloggers in my area, but don't really know the best way to find them.

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  22. oh how fun and what fantastic bracelets! I need to see my local bead shop can do a workshop!

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  24. You guys are gorgeous and that ikat dress and zebra sweater I die. I need to do a blogger meet up!

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  25. Looks like you all had fun last night! Great idea with the bracelet making. Wish I could've come - hopefully next time!! I'd love to get connected with more Charlotte bloggers. Nice job organizing that and hosting this link-up. I love it!

    And I replied to your comment on my blog about my husband. Good eye catching the medical device "uniform" ;)

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  26. Looks like such a fabulous night with the girls. Love all the creations. :)

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  27. That looks like the PERFECT girls night!!! :)

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  28. such lovely ladies...inside and out! soo wish i could've joined! :)
    xx
    elise

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  29. Hello fellow Charlottean! I'm a new blogger and just started following along. I can't wait for the next meet up, so I can join you ladies! :)

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  30. What a great girl's night! I love the bangles. I have been lusting over similar bracelets for weeks!!! I'm in Raleigh wish I was closer :)

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  31. Love the idea of jewelry making to do with the girlfriends! That would be a fun activity-wish we had something like that. Have you ever done the paint and BYOB classes? That would be a fun activity for you girls next time!

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  32. I'm so sad I couldn't make it! :(

    It looks like you all had a fabulous time. What a perfect meet-up location!

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  33. That looks like it was seriously a blast!

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  34. what a fun time! All those bangles are gorgeous, and all you girls are gorgeous as well!

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  35. This looks like so much fun!! I am always jealous of your Charlotte blogger meet-ups! We need more Richmond bloggers!

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