Sunday, August 15, 2010

Just Trying to Stay Cool

It has been so hot, even the hyper squirrels around here are stretched out in the shade. This character and one of his buddies chased each other up and down, and all around the tree, until this one plopped down on the fence as if to say "I need a break - it is HOT".
What have I been doing today to avoid the heat? Making jewelry!! I had to put all the bling away while all the other projects were going on and company here. Yesterday I pulled my supplies out and decided to play for a while. Started on a necklace and realized I did not have what I need to finish the project, so thew it in a plastic bag and started a new project. Does that not sound like what happens when working on a household project - becoming a common occurrence around here!
No vintage repurposed here. I bought this chain at a bead show some time ago and was saving it for something special. Why something special you ask? Because I think I paid to much for it to begin with. However, that special project just never happened. Anyway, my end result - The different shapes are dyed mother of pearl shell, and dyed fresh water pearls. The first 2 pictures are closer to the real colors.


I played around with the photo a bit ...... another thing I have been doing lately when it is to hot to play outside. :-D


No creativity involved here. I bought these parrot charms a while back - thought they were old, unusual, and I had found something a little different. Well - I was in for a surprise! Did some research and turns out they are very common. Oh well! Live and learn. Made a necklace and a pair of earrings.
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My mosaic for the week ......................

I am linking up with Mary @ "Mosaic Monday" http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/
Cindy @ "Show and tell Friday" http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
Laurie @ "One of My Favorite Things Saturday" http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/
Thank you Mary, Cindy and Laurie for hosting again this week. Be sure to go by and visit these ladies to see what they and the other participants have to share this week.
Have a great weekend!
Glenda

30 comments:

Susan said...

Yes, mam it is H-O-T! Love the jewelry and I have never seen the parrot charms either ;o)

Debbie said...

Very nice jewelery....the heat is brutal this year. WHERE is FALL?

EG Wow said...

AH! It's nice to have company but also very nice when they go home. Your jewelry is very attractive!

eileeninmd said...

I have to agree, it has been hot. But, after this past winter I can not complain. Love the pretty jewelry and the parrot is cute.

Lenore said...

I keep hearing about the brutally hot weather around the country and here we are in San Diego suffering the coolest summer since 1916...I love the sun and some heat...wish I could take some of that heat from you all!!!..lol

Snap said...

It is too darn hot! Good time to stay in and play and I like your bling!

Dishesdone said...

Such pretty jewelry!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Lovely jewelry. Very creative.

Bobbi said...

Hi, Oh my is it HOTTTTTTTTT! I can't remember when it's been this HOT for this long! Can't wait till Fall!
Love your jewelry and mosaic! Hope you have a wonderful and cooooooool new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Sue said...

I love how you created your mosaic, Glenda! Putting it in b/w and layering it is so cool. What program are you using? I am such a newbie at it and have only used Picnik but have tried my hand at Picasa. I've accomplished only the basics. LOL-
I am one of those that needs a hands on tutorial!
Thanks for always stopping by and commenting. I really do appreciate it. :-)
hugs, Sue

xinex said...

You're so talented, Glenda The jewelry are beautiful. My mom is fine, it's me who got so sick. This is the first time I got our of bed today. I am so sore all over....Christine

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Hot it is...we were supposed to get a cold front moving through today, well not yet we haven't. They swore it was going to be beautiful here tomorrow...we shall see. The necklace is very nice. Why is it I am so fascinated by colored pearls. I'm always drawn to black ones, gray ones, pink ones...so unique.

Traci said...

I'm suffering right along with you - but I'm not quite as productive as you. :D
Wonderful necklace and mosaic!

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful pieces of jewelry. You are very talented.

susan said...

I love the colors your necklace! Now is a good time for an inside project! It is miserably hot! Frankly, we have all gotten a little snippy with each other :)When the squirrels get sluggish it's time to stay inside!

Donna said...

It is so hot here too! We finally had a shower today and it cooled off some.
Your jewelry is just lovely!
Hugs,
Donna

GrandmaK said...

What a cute little squirrel! Have a grand day! It's finally cooling here. Have all the windows in the house open! Wishing you the same!!! Cathy

The Green Pea said...

Oh! Summer and all the hot weather. Fall is sounding good, hot it starts soon. Your necklaces are beautiful. Keep cool! sandi

Meri said...

The parrot is really interesting. I've never seen anything quite like it. Love the jewelry mosaics.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glenda, that is so funny-even the squirrels had to rest. It really has been horrible. I've enjoyed today in the 90's! Who would have thought I'd be glad to see the temperature in the 90's? Your jewelry is so pretty. What a pretty parrot on the earrings and necklace. Hope it stays this "cool". laurie

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh that squirrel is a hoot! Poor little guy -- all tuckered out. Great looking jewelry -- I didn't realize you did this. Fun!
Cass

Ann said...

Those necklaces are darling

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Glenda, very pretty necklace! It's so unique. When we're snowed in this winter, we are going to long for these day ---- or not! ;=)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Glenda, love your jewelry. It is hot, hot here!

Barb

French at hArt said...

Hi Glenda,
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. It looks like you have a great blog and make some wonderful jewelry!
Au Revoir,
♥Danette

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Beautiful! I'm loving the first necklace!
Great job!

Sarah said...

Nice work. Hope you can stay cool for the weekend. Our morning was terrific, but the afternoon brutal.

Carol said...

The necklace is beautiful....I think I can see myself wearing that!
Stay cool as possible!

dogsmom said...

At least you are trying to do something creative and productive in the heat.
The results are very beautiful.

I have done that- thought something I had not seen was rare or valuable. It was really just something I had not seen before.

Mary said...

It's finally starting to cool off here in NJ. Love your necklace -- such pretty colors!