Saturday, April 21, 2012

Great Weather - Beads & Blooms

Hi everyone, hope all is well with ya'll. When Blogger said they were going to change, they meant it! But before we all know it, we'll get used to the new format.

I did some work on my jewelry blog yesterday, the old blogger was there. Then I came back last night to totally find it all changed & different. If I wasn't used to the RV blog network, then it would have been really strange to me, but I find some things a little similiar there. Anyhow, it is what it is huh?

I still have work do to on the jewelry blog, I'm trying to organize it. Got my bracelets up yesterday. And I figured out how to do tabs. I did a post, then discovered that you had to create a page, not a post, so had to redo it, in order to create a tab. At least I was able to copy & paste the fonts & carry that over, but had to reload all the photos. If you care to take a look, I'd like some feedback. I need to get myself organized & probably build a real website, but for now, I'm experimenting with it in blogger first. 
So far, I only have the home page & a bracelet tab.

We had a storm roll through yesterday. I am HAPPY to, ELATED, that no leaks were to be found in Ellie! Yay! Yipeee!! Yahooo! The rain didn't last but maybe an hour or so, it did rain hard. Afterwards, the cool air moved in, thus making for a lovely day today.

Then I went to Hobby Lobby & bought more beads. Yikes! Can't resist them. They are sooo purdee..ooOOOooo...shiny things! I bought too many, so now really need to get to work creating things with them!

The Afghans are back for grooming too, so they will be my chore for tomorrow. I hoped I could sit down & organize the beads as I bought a bunch of plastic bead boxes, but that will probably have to wait till Monday. I've started calling myself the bag lady. I have bags & bags of beads & such & shove all them in a duffle bag. Now I want to get them all in the bead boxes & put them neatly in the duffle bag. Plus that will give me a better view of what I have instead of rooting around in bags & driving myself nuts. (nuttier?)

Anyhow, I've finally gotten my creative side rolling again. Here is a custom pair of earrings I did for a friend. They really turned out neat. I still need to take photos & get the photo jewelry up as well.

       These are photo stones. Some were turned into pendants, some pins & some paperweights.

A lot of our wildflowers are starting to fade now, but the magnolia trees are starting to bloom as well as some of the other blooming things around here. I think the Magnolia tree is about my favorite tree! Their blooms are just so magnificent!  We worked hard to save the three Magnolia trees on the lot here last year during the drought. My friends told me they lost two other Magnolia trees a few years back in another drought. Well time to go feed the dogsters here, so have a good evening everyone!

~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~


  1. Wow, I'd love to know how you did those transparent doggie earrings. They are transparent, aren't they?

    1. Yes, they are. Special paper & you have to line the gods all up just right! And temps have to be perfect...which is a challenge here.

  2. So glad you made it through the storm with NO LEAKS - YAY!!! Your jewelry site looks great. You do nice work.

    1. Thanks Donna. It sure is sweet, but I'm still nervous about leaks. I guess in time, I'll feel better. Thanks on the jewelry too :-)

  3. YAY! No leaks. You sure have had a trial getting thru the fix. Hope it is 100% for you now.

  4. I think we can pronounce Ms. Ellie well again, I know that's a relief to you.

  5. Love the earings.
    YIPPEE on the no leaks. Now if they can just fix that wankle and get you on the road.

  6. Well, I'll join the others and give a big hip, hip hooray to no leaks!!
    Love your jewelry...very talented!!


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