Friday, July 30, 2010

Art Deco Style Bracelet

I've finally finished the bracelet that I mentioned back in February!!!  It has an Art Deco flair but I haven't decided what to call it yet.  I really love how the angularity and curves of the components complement each other.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hermann, Missouri

My husband and I took a trip to Hermann, MO last weekend to visit family.  The small town is located on the Missouri River and is quite lovely.  We love going up there--gorgeous rolling foot hills of the Ozarks.  Not to mention that his family owns the Stone Hill Winery and we absolutely love their wine!

 Hermann, MO

Stone Hill Winery Shop

Winery Vineyards

Leghorn Rooster and neat chicken at my husband's aunt and uncle's place

Spotted chicken -- can't remember the type

 Old Held homestead where my husband's grandmother grew up.

My husband by the Hermann Riverfront

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Serpentine Bracelets From Our Class

I wanted to share two bracelets made by ladies in my Serpentine Bracelet Workshop a couple of weeks ago.  They did a fabulous job!

 Barbara's Bracelet

 Gerry's Bracelet

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bead Class: Jeweled Orb Pendant

The first and second bead classes have been successful so I get to teach another one!  This is again organized by Gerry of Clay Designs by glee and she also has beads and supplies for sale in June Bugs Checkered Cupboard in Picayune, MS.  June Bugs has lots of neat antiques.  I got two really pretty teacups and saucers there during our last workshop.

Jeweled Orb Pendant Workshop  
Date: August 7, 2010 - Saturday
June Bugs Checkered Cupboard
120 W Canal St, #B
39466- 4508 Picayune, MS
(601) 798-2226

Time: 9-12 pm (with the possibility of an afternoon workshop if the morning class fills up)
Cost: $30 plus supplies*

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chandelier Earrings

Made these great chandelier earrings at a friend's request.  Hope to have the pattern available soon.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Successful Serpentine Bracelet Workshop!

We had a wonderful workshop this weekend on the Serpentine Bracelet.  I again got to teach another great group of ladies!

 Entire group left to right clockwise: Barbara, Sidney, Clara, Gerry, Diane, June, Evelyn

Evelyn and June making good progress.

Gerry zipping up the bracelet body.

Another colorway: Bronze Raspberry

Monday, July 19, 2010

West Virginia in July 2010

Visited my family in Pendleton Co., WV for a week recently.  It was great--I really miss the mountains!

Teter Gap, Pendleton Co., WV

Queen Ann's Lace

Sugar Maple by our driveway -- my favorite tree!

Our barn that my Dad and brother built from white pine harvested from our property.