Well, actually it was more like a year ago last Sunday. June 27th 2009 my little brother got hitched to his beautiful and loving “Baby Mama”. Seriously, that joke never gets old! Krystal is a wonderful mother, friend and best of all, my sister-in-law! I could not be happier for the two of them! Here are a few pictures from their special day!
Monthly Archives: June 2010
I interrupt your regularly scheduled blog post to bring you this Service Announcement. BLOGGER SUCKS! For some reason unbenounced to me, Blogger will not upload ANY of my pictures. It’s not even giving me the upload option. WTF?? I’m so annoyed right now I may just switch to WordPress! This constant Blogger Bull Crap has got to go. Grumble Grumble Grumble.
Happy Summer Solstice!
Recently there have been quite a few songs that incapacitate me, this happens to be one of them. I can do nothing but surrender myself to the enchanting lyrics and emotions it summons from within.
I am happy to report that I can FINALLY cross jewelry making off my never ending to do list! In my last post I mentioned that I picked up a few pendents while visiting the bison farm, one for my niece and the other was for me. Well, I decided to take a trip into downtown Lancaster after work on Friday to stop into The Beadworks. It had been a few years since I visited last, so I was eager to see what they had added to their gem stone inventory and beading supplies. I was delighted to see they had grown but not as much as I had hoped. After two slightly wishy washy hours of creative contemplation I ended up selecting a few pieces of peridot, some charms, wire, jump rings as well as several clasps. As soon as I arrived home I popped in a movie and got to work. I must have made and remade the necklace about 4 times until I came up with a configuration I was happy with. Here is my finished piece!
It’s nothing fancy, just a bit of faceted peridot paired up with carnelian disks and a carnelian mushroom pendant. I purchased the strand of disks at a festival back in o4 or 05, I think. That is how long I’ve been wanting to get into making jewelry.
While out and about yesterday I picked up a set of crimpers, a beading tray and some silver spacers. I also placed an order for more stones and beads. I think I may take the necklace apart, again, and rework my stones to include some of my new spacers. I just feel like it is still missing something almost as if the peridot gets lost in all the orange. Plus I want to make sure my crimp tubes are secure since I used my flat pliers to attach them.
So now I’ve caught the beading bug and once my supplies arrive there will definitely be a few pieces made for the site! 🙂
Every year the ladies in my family get together for a girls weekend at the cabin. The gathering usually consists of great food, a bit of shopping and lots of lounging and laughing. Here are some highlights from our adventures!
Before the above mentioned went down we did enjoy feeding the resident goats. CeCe was not too sure about them at first, but once I showed her how it was done she had a blast!
Well, I’ve gone and done it again. I started yet another blog. This is the last one though, promise. Groups of three make me happy and since I have three interests that I am very passionate about, I thought it was only fair to give each one their own shining spotlight. Plus I’m slightly neurotic when it comes to certain things but we won’t get into that here. 🙂
The new blog can be found here. Some of the photographs waiting in the que have already been posted here or on OneGreenTomato. But fear not friends, my Nikon is permanently attached to my face so I have lots of new ones going up too!
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