Beads, bracelets and blogging are expensive, at least the way I do them they are, therefore you definitely need to budget.
I've tried a variety of approaches to this one, dig back into my blog and you can find most of them sprinkled about like a scattering of dropped pennies from a broken piggy bank.
People who collect jewellery often refer to the Bead Wagon, which is essentially the cold turkey method and denying yourself any new beads. This doesn't really work all that well for me although I once managed 30 days straight.
I've also tried setting myself a monthly limit, both financially and in quantity of beads to buy, I've not had much success with these two approaches either. I'm a voracious bargain hunter so sometimes there's an unexpected sale or an opportunity to get a rarer bead at a very fair (rather than inflated) price. Miss out on some of these and you may not get the opportunity again.
My latest method is to say that "I won't spend more on jewellery than I save in any given 6 month period" - essentially hoping to promote a win win situation, if I spend more on Jewellery then I need to save more money for practical stuff. So far it's looking good, but then again we're only in April... a lot can happen in 3 months!
Any advice gratefully received! Do you budget and how on earth do you stick it?
|P.S. B is also for Bali Clicks|