Monday, June 20, 2011

Puppies and Kittens, Oh My. . . . .

Do you see them?

Pictured above is the display board that I made from foam, a picture frame, fabric, cardboard, and lots' a hot glue. It was actually really easy to make and with a frame from Diversity (my favorite thrift store) it only cost about $7 to make. So, what do you display on such a thing?

Well, I have been working on making jewelry lately (as evidenced by the following pieces) due to it's quick satisfaction and endless possibilities. I could make jewelry non-stop but I could not wear all of it.
I would also drown in debt and I don't think Dave would like that very much. I have also been making jewelry because it is a still activity. I have had some kinda sinus infection that has greatly impeded my ability to do anything that requires any type of movement. Thus, I turned to the chair in my workshop and stayed sitting there to stop the feeling that someone is beating on my head. (I hate being sick). Now, I just need a venue, Etsy and/or
physical space.

I have found a lot of awesome chain at Diversity, which costs much less and is often more unique than some of the new chain I have access to. Although, I must give mad props to Bangles and Beads, my favorite bead store. If you are ever in Richmond, VA and want some awesome beads, findings, tools, etc., etc., this is the place to go!!! You will find everything you need to create pretty much whatever you want.

I <3 these earrings. I almost kept them for myself.

Sometimes, all you need is a single bead!

Anyone who attended our wedding knows that I have an unhealthy relationship with teapots. I've got a ton in the house after using them as decorations for our wedding. Most of them are boxed up, but I have been pulling them out, giving them a purpose. I have seen some necklaces made in this similar style and decided try one out. You can make them to dress up (with pearls/mother of pearl buttons) or make them to wear casually, like this one. I like the bright chain, it will add some shine to your day!!!

I also thought about keeping this necklace. The colors are great!

After all this jewelry making, I filled up my display board!

What is this? This is true love! Dave stopped at the pharmacy after his long workday and bought me nasal spray and other remedies for my sinus infection! He even got me a rose! Who says chivalry is dead? What a sweetheart!

Relief that I was able to fill up my board and that I got temporary relief from my invisible head beatings!!!!! That pretty much sums up my night!

Even the puppies are happy. . . . . Scout and Speedy are in their own "Hedgehog Heaven".

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