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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..:)


Help Me Save My Life Too..

Hello All,

As most of you know I have been taking care of two households, 3 kids, 3 dogs and myself.  Well, I forgot about myself.  NOT good.

My support system is small but incredible.  I have MJ, of course, but sometimes I don’t want to lay it all on her.  She is part of this family, she is in AZ, I’m in WA, and I don’t want to stress her out.  She loves me and I love her.  I joke about secondary trauma, but it’s real and sometimes the people you talk to love you so much what you tell them hurts them also.  I would never hurt her.  BUT she is strong, always my rock, and I hope she knows no matter what is going on I am always her rock too.

To get to the point now..MY FEET HURT!  My heels, the very back hurt so bad I can’t lay them on the bed, or rest them on anything.  I wake up in the middle of the night with my heals feeling like they  are on FIRE actual freakin’ fire people.  WTH??  I think I have been doing some repetitive motion (haha..don’t go there!!) that I am unaware of that has caused damage to some tendons or something..I obviously don’t know..which means I should see the professional.  It’s been going on for about a month now.  Yes I changed shoes.  They don’t have a back, which sucks because it won’t stop RAINING here and now my feet get wet too..AAAHHHHH!!!Image


I also am sore all over.  I need to walk, exercise and make my jewelry.  I CAN’T WAIT to send MJ her box, that will be this weekend.  For real..seriously.  I hope she likes the earrings and her daughter likes the bracelet.

I need to eat better.

I KNOW what I am supposed to do, it’s like I need someone to remind me.  I am still putting my “face” on and everyone says “You look great!” but I feel like crap, and tired.  Hey, at least I don’t look like I feel, there’s a consolation. 

I’m just scared that I’m not paying attention to certain things.  This foot (feet) thing is so painful I will call my doctor.  It’s just weird too. 

They are coming home today for the last time.  After this weekend Mike and Nichole will be on “lock down” at the Hutch.  I pray every day for strength for Mike.  I give up my pain for his strength. 

My grandma STILL isn’t cremated yet..uugh.  That’s weighing on me also.

I miss my daughter.  She is with her dad and grandpa, she calls her grandpa “Poppop”..I call him Poppop.  He is wonderful, always there to help her and my family.

I didn’t mean to whine or anything.  Just needed to vent.  I know I’m supposed to write about beauty or natural products, but I just had to sanitize the house with Lysol and bleach because one of the kids was sick..so.. so much for natural products when it comes to this.  Mike has no immune system so I can’t mess around.

Take Care All,