Tuesday, March 22, 2011

So far this week - March 22

I had a wonderful weekend with my boys, except for the road rash on my hands and knees. Let's just say 75 pounds of untrained Lab dog, 10 foot flexi leash, and a large flock of birds are not a good combination. Kodi went from a dead stop to as fast as he goes in about 10 seconds. Before I knew what hit me I was on the ground and the leash had slipped from my hands. Part of me landed on the path and the other less sore part landed in the grass. Thankfully Kodi came running back to see what all the commotion was. Next time I'll let the hubby hold the leash.
I'm counting down the days until my weekend workshops! Only 3 days to go! I'm also dreaming about all the bead supplies and tools at the show. I can't wait. I'm taking classes in resin, soldering, riveting, etching, and enameling. I look forward to incorporating the new skills into my work.
This week the focus was on making earrings from bike parts to go with the pendants. Many different ideas came to mind. Some worked, some not so much. Some you can't really tell that they have bike parts in them. You know when you are really into it when you get a tap on the shoulder at 1 am asking you to put the tools down and come to bed.


  1. how lovely!!!

    and SOOOOOO unique:)

    please take a stop by


  2. Wow, that is an idea I never would've thought of, and it looks great. Beautiful! Found your post at Embellishing Life. :)

    The...Late, Young Family

  3. Beautiful! Love the last two pairs of earrings! And that stinks about the road rash, but at least he came right back! lol
    Have fun in your classes!

  4. These would make such a GREAT gift for someone who loves to bike!! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!

  5. Wow, those are really creative uses for that interesting material! Great ideas!