Thursday, August 8, 2013

More Jewelry Pictures

The focal of this necklace started with a vintage man's watch that I removed the insides from. I glued a snippet of a song from a 1920's songbook to the inside and added a few rhinestones before closing it.
What do you do with a blue bird feather?  Well, I enclosed it between two pieces of glass, foiled and soldered it and made a treasure necklace.

 The corkscrew link is made from 16 gauge bronze wire.  I saw the link in Handcrafted Wire Findings by Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson and knew I wanted to try it.  I will definitely make more.
 The circle is a copper washer that I stamped with molten solder.

Monday, August 5, 2013

This is what I've been up to lately

I have been working like crazy making jewelry for two upcoming shows.  I can't say that when I am rushed that I feel very creative.  I want to make pieces when I feel inspired by something.  Creating jewelry is relaxing and fun to me-I don't want it to become a chore.

So much for that-this is some of what I've been up too...

Friday, August 2, 2013

My First Time!

As part of my New Year's resolutions, I said I wanted to do things I had never done before.    A couple of weeks ago I had my chance and took it!  

My husband and I were in Myrtle Beach for the week end and everywhere I looked there were advertisements for helicopter rides over the beach.   This was something I had not done and was definitely interested in doing.  It was a fun ride and the view was fantastic!
Before the ride
Views of the coastline and Atlantic Ocean from the air

Would I do it again?  You betcha!!