Thursday, July 22, 2010

New wrap bracelets

I finally got to make some jewelry over the last couple of weeks. I took this class at the Bead Bug in Crabapple Ga. I learned to make these super cool wrap bracelets. My first one I made w/ the green beads. The button was handmade by Mari, a very talented silver smith. It is sterling silver with the tiny "hope" stamp on it. I love it! Unfortunately I made it a little too long and it does not sit well on my wrist. So I have made several since then & I have figured out the measurement issue. The second photo is black leather with jasper beads. The colors are great they go with just about anything. I am busy making some for my etsy shop now.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Swimming Lessons

Sadie is loving our time at the lake. She has so much fun chewing sticks, pine cones (there's a million to choose from) and now swimming. She was tenative at first and had to be coaxed. She seemed to be baffled by the water batting at it with her paw. That soon became the "doggie paddle". Now she is living up to her retriever breed and is bringing everything back that we throw into the water.
The best thing of all is she is one tired pup at the end of the day and has no energy to get into mischief. Yeah!