>Christmas Gift for My Daughter (and One Misadventure)

>Hi Everyone!

     Last night I finally got around to making some necklaces, I had been wanting to do this all day. The beads are from the same group that I showed on my sneaky peeks the other day.

The flower shell is one of the beads that I used.

        I made the necklace using pink and white shell chips upcycled from another necklace, some silvery transparent beads and some white ribbon. It was a really cool necklace! Until I broke it this morning when I was posing it for a photo.

     This one was jinxed from the start. Twice, as I was working on it, I dropped the end of the string, spilling beads all over the floor. I was so happy when I was done! Oh well, better luck next time on this one…..
     The necklace I made for my daughter’s Christmas gift was much easier. It only involved two beads. The dragon was a charm that she picked out when we went to the NorCal Renaissance fair over the summer. She picked it out with the agreement that it would be for Christmas.

     And, here is something for a little bit of Monday fun. I haven’t quite figured this one out yet. Sandy-dog is a vegetable vacuum cleaner! She loves veggies of all kinds – raw, cooked, it doesn’t matter.



     Wishing everyone a great week! If you are traveling this week, please do so safely.
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>Teal Necklace


Hi Everyone!

     Tonight I made a quickie necklace. These are great for Christmas (or birthday) gifts because they are inexpensive and easy to make and the results are so good! I used shell beads from the Salvation Army (remember the sneaky peak?) necklace that I took apart.

I used shells from both white necklaces.

      I also used teal beads and silver oval beads and strung them in a pattern. I made another string with just the teal beads and white shells. Both strings were attached to a jump ring on each end, held in place using crimp beads. Since this necklace doesn’t have beads going all the way around, I used two ribbons, teal and white, and tied the ends to the jump rings and the other ends will tie the necklace. This makes the necklace adjustable and pretty at the same time. And, hopefully it won’t catch the baby hairs on the back of my neck 😉     That makes me nuts! I burned the raw edges of the ribbons so that the ends won’t fray.

Easy necklace!

     Here is how we spent Friday. This teak hutch has been in the garage since we moved into this house. We re-arranged some furniture and Chris had the genius idea to put the hutch against this wall in the living room, instead of the bedroom like I had planned. I pulled out the Christmas dishes and put them on the shelves. I love it here. It is so festive next to the tree.

     Have you (or your family member) had an unexpected bright idea with furniture placement?