Once again, the vegetarians (aka myself and Prince Charming) are making the Thanksgiving turkey. I find this incredibly amusing. We will, of course, be supervised by familial carnivores to be sure the job is done properly. Someone else will carve the critter. A good time will be had by all.
I’d like to take this day to say “Thank You” to everyone. Friends. Family. Folks who provide inspiration and encouragement. Readers of this blog. Readers on Facebook. Thank You All.
Not so this year!
This is one of the ornaments I made for the shop tree. It’s a geometric take on the triangle beading I’ve done in the past. Amazing what ideas appear as you’re about to fall asleep!
The triangles are hollow. Being made from large delica beads (size 8), they hold their shape pretty well.
Another nice thing about these is they are mostly unbreakable. While they are glass, it’s not the traditional fragile ornament glass; these are much sturdier. That’s always a concern for us pet owners – broken glass around the tree.
Time to celebrate with margaritas and nachos! Well, at least for those of us who live in the Southwest. Everyone is invited; you too can become an honorary Southwesterner for today.
Contrary to what you may have heard, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day, but instead commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over Napoleon III forces at the battle of Puebla.
Still keeping with the holiday theme in my jewelry, I thought the angels needed some company. That lead to Frosty the Snowman. It took a bit of digging, but I was fortunate to have white beads of the appropriate sizes near to hand.
I like how jaunty and ready for fun they look. Some of them have little crystal squaredelles as their hat brims, others have large sequins. I couldn’t decide which looked better, so used both.
The odd ones out are blue butterflies. Snowmen and Butterflies? Nothing quite like a juxtaposition of seasons!