The sun is shining and the back door is open to the cool breeze. My dogs are running in and out and having a great time checking on their domain... the backyard! Busy week ahead...work, yoga, dentist, work, visitors coming...
I'm so glad that I got my Patriotic Jewelry Set accomplished over the weekend! It was a lot of fun and frustration, making and creating it. Did you ever finish a piece and then realize that something was totally wrong??? Well, I finished wire wrapping the necklace and tried it on...only to realize that it was lop-sided! WAHHHH! So instead of wasting 12 inches of sterling silver 20g. 1/2 hard wire, I cut it, took it apart, and re-made the front part shorter. So what you're seeing isn't exactly what I had in mind... The original was longer with wire spirals on each end. Very pretty but it would not have worked with it hanging lop-sided... When I look at the finished necklace, I like it, but do I love it? Hmmmm, what do you think?
Brandon made it to Peru! He sent us an e-mail over the weekend to say that he and his friend arrived just fine. That was a relief! He'll be there the rest of the summer, traveling, sightseeing, and doing some volunteer work. It should be an exciting adventure! They plan to take a boat trip up the Amazon River...how exotic is that? He said that he would keep in touch with us, so I hope he does... I keep reminding him to check out the local beads and send me something unusual!
More Baked Akara!
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