A Photo a Week for 52 Weeks
Estofado de Catalan

Been Busy, Busy...

and my house really shows how busy I've been. I've been too busy to do much vacuuming and mopping.

< in my best Scarlett O' Hara voice> Oh fiddle dee dee, I'll worry about that tomorrow.  

One project I've been working on is designing and making a piece of jewelry. I wanted to contribute to the items being offered at a silent auction next week to benefit the Juvenile Court & Community Schools (JCCS) Scholarship Foundation, known as Dollars for Scholars. 

So, I got out my jewelry making equipment, beads, findings, a hot cup of tea and got busy making a necklace and earrings. I love working with beads, I love the feel, colors and textures of the beads; to me they are very calming and soothing. 



After playing around with beads and colors for a while, I chose these handmade wooden beads, vintage glass beads and copper spacers and clasp. 

Then I got busy stringing them...




I'm so happy I've acquired some copper findings along the way, I think they look great with the beads. 





The completed set. 

I am very happy with the set, I wanted it to be a wonderful piece that would fetch a good price at the auction for a great cause.

I was so excited about it I put it on Facebook, o.k. I admit, I wanted to show off a little.

When my friend; who is intelligent, kind, generous, beautiful and just a lot of stinkin' fun to be around, saw it on Facebook and that it is for a scholarship fundraiser, placed such a generous bid on it I had no choice but to declare it the winning bid. 

Yippiee skippie we are off to a great start. 

Hey girl, it'll be off in the mail tomorrow. Thank you so much.