Sunday, July 12, 2009

Today's Thrifty Treasure & A Ramble.

Hope everyone has had a great weekend and has managed to stay cool. First I want to say "Thanks" for all the nice compliments on the jewelry I made. No - I don't sell, but have given a lot as gifts. It is just a hobby that I have been doing for many years - more off than on. And "Thanks" for your concerns about my arm. It is much better - still sorta bad looking, but is healing ok .
I had all these big plans as to what I was going to get accomplished the last several days - Okee Dokee! I am pretty sure AAADD (Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder) has set in permanently. I did get the drip pans on my stove cleaned, new liners put in, and the oven door cleaned ( or mostly) where something spattered and got baked on. Would someone please tell me how a stove gets so messy when it is not used that much! Don't get me wrong - I have done my share of cooking in my life. I was quiet good at working all day, then come home and start slinging those pots and pans.
Monday - Time for "Todays Thifty Treasures" hosted by Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality
Did put this together a couple of days ago. No real creativity here - a broach I bought at a thrift store for a couple of dollars and put it on a gun metal chain. Bought the chain on sale at HL a while ago, so it is a "thrifty" piece of jewelry. :-) The stones appear to be acrylic or resin - just a fun piece of jewelry.
Photobucket If you have not already, go over to see what Rhoda and all the other participants have to share this week. Rhoda - Thanks for hosting this event.

Was going to get photo albums updated, but they are still in the same spot they were a few days ago . Well - I got them out - that is a start. :-)Photobucket
Hope everyone has a great week and stays cool.


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The pendant is pretty, Glenda.

I've been trying to get around to organizing albums a long time! I have a friend who is so organized she keeps hers up to date and adds captions etc.

★Carol★ said...

That necklace is gorgeous! Don't you love when HL has all of their jewelry components half off?!

Kammy said...

Great necklace ! I love the colors ! Photo albums take alot of time - I really need to do mine too ! Hugs ~ Kammy

Tarva said...

Love the necklace. I wish I were creative enough to make jewelry.

Kammy said...

Hi Glenda - You Pest, LOL !
Here is what I do when I paint:
1.Clean piece with warm wet cloth,let dry
2.Scuff/lightly sand
3.Wipe off sanding with cloth
4.paint in very light coats - wipe up runs right away or go over them with the roller.
5.I used a small roller brush called Roller Foam- ultra smooth high density foam by Quali Tech- I got it from Home Depot and love it.
5.Latex paint - high gloss - if you want black - just tell the person at the paint store just that- not need to find a black. If you do white I use Behr - Cottage White- I just found out that is the color everyone is using and I didn't even ask.
6.For small pieces with intrique details , I use glossy black spray paint from Wal-mart - a buck a can !
Hope this helps :o)

The Stylish House said...

Hope your arm is on the mend. I just took a look at your jewelry post and love the pieces you made!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow! You are good at this ! I scrolled down and I so love all those beautiful brooches! Hope your arm is healing! Cindy

Kelli said...

I love the necklace!!! Good luck with the photo albums!! I attached the "M" letter to the plate with hot glue. I have made some of these plates for friends and have had success with the hot glue!!!

Domestic Designer said...

Love the necklace. I need to do the same thing with my photo albums...Someday! :-) Glad your arm is healing.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Glenda your necklace is gorgeous. What a talent you have. I've been meaning to update albums as well.. guess it's just another round to stay cool darling..
hugs ~lynne~

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Glenda, great finds on the vintage jewelry. I see quite a bit out there. Thanks for playing this week!

Barb said...

Glenda, pretty jewelry!

I organized and redid all my photo albums a while back. It took me a month....lots of pictures. But, I am so pleased with the finished job.


Bill said...

Beautiful necklace!
Hope your arm's healing well. So sorry to hear that you were injured!

Thanks for the kind comment you left for my first attempt at a "Christmas in July" tablescape.

Feel better ....

Bye for now,

Anonymous said...


Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the color in the broach. I, too, want to take up jewelry making as a hobby but time does not really allow me to get a good start at it.

Also, one of the reasons I started my blog is that I am so hoplessly behind in my scrapbooks. At least this way I get to write about what the kids are doing instead of waiting for years from now when I have the time to work on the albums.

Have a great week.

Unknown said...

Gosh I hope you are on the mend!... Pretty pendant too! And there you go with those Glads again! Sooo beautiful~
I hope you have a fabulous week!
~Really Rainey~

Nicole A. said...

Love the nacklace, Beautiful! I so need to do some photo organizing too, my poor photos are all in a big tub, how sad.

Kristin said...

That's a great necklace, good job. I'm just not as creative when it comes to jewelry, lol.

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Meli Abellán said...

Glenda the necklace is absolutely gourges!!!! Hope that by now you are feeling better!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Glenda!
Thanks for stopping by. Unfortunately Walgreens is not going to be carrying this rinse anymore. It is being Discontinued. I am checking many more Walgreens out here. Each store only had 3 bottles and when they are gone they will get no more in. Walgreen's will no longer be a distributer. I found 3more bottles last night through a friend here in Phoenix, she checked her Walgreens and found three bottles, and my goal this week is to find 12 to put in a box and mail to her. Amy can go through a 16 ounce bottle fairly fast with all of the pain she has. This is the only thing that helps. Beautiful piece of jewelry. Love it. Country Hugs, Sherry

Brenda Pruitt said...

I always start out with all these plans. Then something inevitably happens. A neighbor drops by, etc. And all that goes out the window. Before you know it, it's time for supper. By then I'm pooped!

Cindy said...

Great vintage jewelry! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment! Hugs, ~cindy s~

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

You made such a cute piece of jewelry!


Nancy Rosalina said...

Great finds!!!! Love that great piece of jewelry!!! Beautiful color too! Nancy