Category Archives: Em’s Projects

Earrings that match necklace..oops

earrings that match necklace

I realized you can’t see the earrings in the pic. Also, I’m not sure how to post it under Em’s jewelry, sorry MJ, still learning.

My Latest Creation

As you may know, I make jewelry.  I haven’t had a lot of time to make it, and most importantly I have been running out of materials, which pretty much makes it impossible.

My neighbor at my sister’s house, Sarah, took me to a local bead store and bought wire and beads and all kinds of stuff for me to make her a necklace, or earrings and a bracelet.  I enjoy making things just for making them.  It keeps me busy and takes my mind off of other things.

This necklace is truly a “piece”.  I have had the sun for years and I did A LOT of wire wrapping on the necklace.  It has red glass beads, garnets, silver spacer’s and a silver clasp I made.

In the picture there is an odd amount of garnets on each side 11 then 12…hate it when that happens, but it worked out okay because it was too short for her.  Now there are 13 on each side of the back and it fits perfectly!  I had made a pair of earrings that became the inspiration for the necklace.  She has those on, and I forgot to take a picture of them.  I need to remember to take pictures of all of my work.  I took a pic of my earrings, almost the same as hers, except my center stone is a greenish/blue glass bead and the wire is rose colored copper.  Hers are silver wrapped copper and her center bead is the red glass beads that are in the necklace. The small round one’s are the garnets.

I’m going to try and work on the bracelet today.

I obviously need to take photography classes or something too..:)


Who’s BRAD?

I’m a stay at home mom.  I’m a wife and mother, and I do what all stay at home mom’s do.  We go shopping, we take care of the kids, the house, all package deliveries, car issues, garbage day, and other things where we come into contact with people on a daily basis.

One day, I’m talking to my husband about an issue with our sewer system.  The city utility department had come out and sucked everything out of a drain  or something and after they were done I didn’t have any water in all three of our toilets.  There was a really bad smell from gasses escaping. 

I said, “I was talking with Brad, from the city..”, my husband cuts me off RIGHT THERE..”Who is BRAD, and why do you know his name?”  I sigh, and look at him, wondering how he breathes on his own, and said “It was on his NAME TAG”.  So I proceeded to tell him that BRAD had let me know that next time they do whatever it is they were doing, they wouldn’t suck out so much..stuff.

I asked my husband why it bothered him. He said, he didn’t understand how I knew the names of my grocery checkers, my deli lady and my quickie mart guy where I get my coffee EVERY morning for two years.  He said he has no clue what the names of people are, and why do I know?

I had to explain that as the household contact while he is at work all day, one comes to know there neighbors and the people they come into contact with daily or weekly.  I read the name tags.  He just couldn’t get it.

These are the people who help me take care of my family on a daily basis.  Teachers, mailmen, garbagemen (or women) don’t forget my cop friends I used to work with when I was a detective.  HHMMM could it be the detective in me?  Who knows, I just know I know their names and they matter.

Yeah, I had Brad ran..he’s clean. JUST KIDDING!! 

I had them run someone just never know..can’t be too safe..KIDDING!