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Making Gifts

I have been really busy and then again doing nothing at all.  You all have such busy and active lives that I love reading about.  Yes I have stories from my old life and an occasional fun outing but as this time rolls around I remind myself I am here and to embrace this beautiful life I am given.  Don’t the holidays remind us to do that THINK!  So man loved ones gone and I miss them as you do so this year I am trying to get as healthy as can be I know I know what I think it is my third year in this journey but I am getting there slow and steady they say.

So I have been selling my photography and am thrilled others like it enough to want to own it or gift it.  Why don’t I do that?  I never give my pieces to loved ones and friends because I do not want them to feel obligated in hanging it if it is not to their taste. So why am I making gifts? I am whipping up trinkets because I am poor and I know how too now to make them into show stoppers they can not wait to place on their wrist or hang from an ear lobe or even their neck!  I really am bad at figuring peoples tastes out.  I could spend 8 hours on a woven piece full of tiny seed beads and they will walk into a store and buy a cheap string of beads on an elastic and be happy.  I had just about given up on trying to create beautiful pieces when I saw this package of beads and one thing lead to another and before you know it I had a group that just needs the finishing touches placed on then they become JEWELRY not sure they will be loved and enjoyed but all I care about right now is my passion has surfaced and I am running with it! 

Let me show you now remember they are not done they are works of ART in process. lol

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 Now I will have to decide on findings to finish them with Silver, Gold Copper or even Gunmetal choices and more choices I will take the pieces into a local shop and see what they have or I will take the cash I made selling photography and buy online bags of 10 to 100 pieces but I am more of a one of a kind girl so the hard part no the fun part is done and they can sit till I know what I want to do.

Have a great week everyone and thanks for sticking with me.  I can bead and shoot pretty scenes all winter but I can blog about them too!

 

PEACE and LOVE to you all.

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She Wore Her Wings Proudly

 

 

I was attending a local fair , an agricultural fair .

They had rides set up for children to climb upon.

Many farm animals were being shown  by their handlers

with hopes of receiving a Blue Ribbon.

The smells of Fried Dough, and  Cotton Candy and Carmel Apples

were down each and every row.

There were tall men well men on stilts.

I was drawn to just one.

This pretty one with her WINGS

She walked  beside this artistic  little  dwelling.

I loved the color and everything going on  with it but

when she turned and I saw her wings I knew I needed

to somehow catch up and snap two photos.

You probably had to be there to understand but this was so not

what you would normally see walking about at a fair,  where they sheared sheep and milked cows.

Do you like fairs?  What’s your favorite part?  Got a photo of it?  SHARE!    lol

 

 

It was being hauled by a Yellow Turtle.

 

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Yard Sale Today

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I never say this but found it on the WEB  🙂

I will be at a yard sale today and possibly tomorrow if we do not find wonderful homes for all these lovely, used items.

I will bring my jewelry to see if there maybe any interest in the crowd today..I love beading but people are so different you just never know what will make them say “I have to have that!”. 

I try to remind myself that what I make is pretty and unique but in the back of my head if they do not purchase something, I really am thinking I will make something better next time.  Why do we do that?  I know the economy is bad and the last thing people think of is a new piece of bling when they are loosing their homes to their banks.  I must go easy on myself and not fall into the trap of just giving them away.  My bracelets take 4 to 8 hrs depending on the stich I use.  I use tiny seed beads, most people can not even see the holes in them.

I do Herringbone,Tubular Peyote,Flat Peyote, Even Count as well as Odd Count.  I make Eyeglass lanyards in either Sprial Stich or my favorite Kumihimo.  This  one I do has 8 bobbins I fill with cords pre-loaded with beautiful beads.  Then you get into a rythem and before your eyes this beautiful cord starts to appear.  I sell these too and make them with pretty glass beads but the time and cost of supplies plus something for my time always seems to be too much for those who check them out.  I will work on a piece at yard sale so they can watch and see what actually goes into each piece I make.  This will keep me from eatting fried dough too!

Hope you all have a wonderful day out there in your world !

I will post photos tonight, no time now. Just about 6AM I better get ready!

Peace