DIY Wood & Hex Nut Bracelet & a JORD Watch Giveaway

BY Jen

I was recently contacted by JORD Wood Watches about doing a collaboration and I jumped at the opportunity! I have been admiring these beautiful watches for awhile and I am now the proud owner of a beautiful Zebrawood & Turquoise one. I wanted to feature a fun project that was inspired by these unique watches and I came up with this DIY wood and hex nut bracelet. (Keep reading for a JORD Watch giveaway!)

DIY Wood & Hex Nut Bracelet | A Sip of Bliss

I was inspired by JORD’s unique blend of natural and industrial, with a touch of glam. You wouldn’t normally think of the hardware store as a place to shop for jewelry making supplies, but I love the color and geometric shape of hex nuts and thought they would be a perfect compliment to the wood beads on this bracelet.

DIY Wood & Hex Nut Bracelet  |  A Sip of Bliss

What you will need:

– Wood beads (I used these)
– Hex nuts that are a similar size to your beads
Stretch jewelry cord
– Super Glue

DIY Wood & Hex Nut Bracelet  |  A Sip of Bliss


  1. Measure and cut a piece of the jewelry cord that is the size of your wrist, plus a couple extra inches.
  2. String beads and hex nuts onto the cord in whatever pattern you like. I chose 3 wood beads, followed by one hex nut. Repeat until you reach the desired length (test on your wrist to make sure it fits).
  3. Once you have reached your desired length, tie a knot in the cord as close to the beads as possible and add a drop of super glue to secure. Allow glue to dry.
  4. Once glue is dry, cut off the extra cord ends.


JORD Watch Giveaway | A Sip of Bliss

If you love JORD Watches too, I have some good news! I am hosting a JORD giveaway. One lucky reader will receive a $75 e-voucher towards the JORD Wood Watch of their choice (women’s watches here and men’s watches here)! And as a bonus, everyone else who enters will get a $20 e-gift card toward any JORD Wood Watch, so everyone is a winner! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE!

The contest will close 11/6/2016 at 11:59pm. Winner will be contacted by JORD via email

DIY Wood & Hex Nut Bracelet  |  A Sip of Bliss

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The Flower Chef (and a giveaway!)

BY Jen

The Flower Chef  Book

This post was made possible by Blogger Babes. I received a complimentary copy of The Flower Chef in exchange for my honest review. Thoughts are 100% my own.

I love cookbooks. I don’t often make recipes exactly like they are written, but I love sitting down and flipping through a cookbook with beautiful photos and getting inspiration for my own creations. I just received a beautiful book called The Flower Chef which is basically a cookbook filled with “recipes” for amazing flower arrangements, complete with gorgeous photos for each. It doesn’t get much better than that right?

Let’s face it, flowers just make your home happier. I definitely don’t have a green thumb (ok…I kill pretty much every plant that enters my home) but I love experimenting with floral arrangements. This book gives so many tips and tutorials, many of which were completely new to me! It starts with the basics like what supplies you need, info on certain types of flowers, buying and prepping flowers and how to care for your arrangements. I love the chart that shows what seasons certain flowers are usually available! Then the book goes into pretty much every way to work with flowers: wrapped bouquets, floral foam, a tape grid to hold flowers in place, and many other super creative designs. My favorite section is the last one, where she thinks outside the vase and gets super creative. I’m talking boxes, candelabras, baskets, fish bowls, pitchers, branches, table runners and many more amazing ideas. I am picturing every surface in my house covered in flowers, but I may be getting a little carried away ;)

This book would be great for anyone from the flower rookie to the flower enthusiast and would make a wonderful gift (Mother’s Day maybe?). The “recipes” are super easy to follow for anyone but the best part is you can get the basics from the tutorials and then let your imagination run wild with your amazing creations! I have have been busy flipping through all of the beautiful photos and getting inspiration, but I can’t wait to start making my own arrangements!

Want your own copy?
I am giving away one free copy to a lucky reader! There are 3 ways to enter and you get one entry for each…do all three to increase your chances of winning. You have until April 20th to enter. A winner will be chosen at random and announced here on April 21st. Enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Want more ways to win?
The Flower Chef, Luna Bazaar and The Blogger Babes have teamed up to bring you a #DIYFloralArrangement Pinterest contest. Here is how to enter:

#DIYFloralArrangement Pinterest Graphic

And check out these awesome prizes:

1st Prize - #DIYFloralArrangement Pinterest Contest

So what are you waiting for? Pick one (or all) of these awesome ways to win this beautiful book and start creating! You can also get your copy on Amazon here.

This post was made possible by Blogger Babes. I received a complimentary copy of The Flower Chef in exchange for my honest review. Thoughts are 100% my own.

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