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In the last post I confessed to running to the nearest Michael’s and snatching up their last string of those dark red glass beads from the Pretty Palettes bead challenge. I’m still playing with them.
This time incorporating just a few between the large chunky wood beads in front and for a bead loop closure. If you’ve been around my blog for a month or two, you’ll also notice that I continue to play with red and turquoise palette in this necklace. Can’t seem to get enough of that color combo. Although this time, it’s more burgundy, but I still think it plays beautifully with turquoise.
At first I thought it would be too heavy a piece with all those ceramic beads around the neck…but the wood beads do lighten the load quite a bit.
As I test-drive the necklace around the house this morning, it actually feels great…you know it’s there, but it’s not annoying. I’m also checking on the security of the loop closure…bending over, jumping up and down, shaking it a bit…so far, so good.
And speaking of feels good…it’s almost feeling like Fall in Southern California this week. So I decided to make steak and potato pasties. I actually thought that they were a Swedish dish, because my Swedish grandmother made these and on to our whole family. Not until I was a teenager did I learn that she got the recipe from the wives of Welsh miners who lived in Butte, Montana. My grandfather was a night foreman in the Mt. Con mine.
It’s still a treat to prepare and even better to eat…and always reminds me of family.
Hi, My name is Lynda.
Exploring the wide world of jewelry making in my retirement from teaching. I'm grateful to be a part of this worldwide community of jewelry bloggers, where I receive encouragement, inspiration, and sometimes...a kick in the pants to take a risk!
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