- you design it, so it's exactly what you want
- it's usually a lot cheaper
- you get the satisfaction of completing a project
i already had a 47 cent spool of 1/8" satin ribbon from walmart. so, on my next trip to walmart, i checked out the craft section once again...and came up with the perfect glass beads for like 6 bucks.
a few days later, i strung them and wore my creation to a party an hour later.
not only did i love it, but i got multiple compliments throughout the night. i was so proud of myself...a successful piece of jewelry for under $7.
don't be scared to "do it yourself!"