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.
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!