Saturday, October 6, 2007

suprise!

I pulled out ye 'ole beading junk today and holysmokies!
It was like striking gold, as far as I was concerned! It's been... about two years and I had forgotten all of the goodies that had been stored away in the tippity-top of the boys' closet. But there was a purpose to the madness. Mom's birthday was yesterday and ever since I put the beads in storage, she's been bugging me to get them back out (not to mention that we're perpetually broke). After unloading the goodies, I noticed that my pliers were no where to be seen. Called Husband up and he said that he thought he might have seen them in the junk drawer. Which one? He wasn't sure.

pictured above are the three junk drawers that we have... what is all that junk, anyway?














But I couldn't find the freakin' pliers and so I resorted to matching all of the loose earrings that were already made. Do you see those bracelets on the left? WHAT was I THINKING? I mean, they're cute and all but the cost of the swavarski's (or however you spell that) and the silver far outweighed anyone's desire to buy them. And the time that those things took! If you only knew... So anyways, I took the cardboard out from behind some little league baseball photos (ghetto, remember?), cut it up and mounted the earrings on it. Not bad, eh? Now to figure out which one that Mom would like...

10 comments:

Tabitha said...

Are you selling those beautiful earrings??? They are just gorgeous!!!!Did you make them alone, or did you have help?

Dawne said...

They are all very pretty!! I know which ones I'd like, and maybe which ones you'd like, but I have no idea what your mom would like!

Abbie said...

You should consider opening an online shop on ebay.
I mean when you can get away from raising 6 kids and all..lol

Dancer said...

An etsy shop would be up your alley. I think they are beautiful. Good work lady. Oh if we could switch places for a day...

Raquel said...

WHATEVER tabitha. whatever. (don't ever read her comments - she's a nut).

Dawne, did you see that your mom emailed the WHOLE family your post?

Abbie, I'm far too lazy for any of that work hard stuff. But I'm smiling that you think they're good enough!

Dancer, Really what we should do is trade places for a week (let's keep our families, though)... I wonder if there's a tv show for that?

Raquel said...

P.S. Tabitha isn't really a nut - she and I went through our first adoptions together and we made jewelry for a way to fundraise. HOWEVER this was very unsuccessful as we bought more than we made ;0

Dawne said...

oh, yes. I knew she was going to do that, but I sure wasn't expecting her to make it about how Sherm and I used to fight. That's not what my meaning was behind it at all. I hope the family understood that at least. It's about God and doing the right thing, even when people close to you say not to.

Stephanie said...

Ohhh pretty! I was never good at jewelry makin. You really should consider an etsy shop!

Rebekah said...

Very cool. I got out my ironing board and sewing machine this weekend... but never got to the sewing part. Sigh

Lisa said...

Wow. THose are beautiful earings and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those bracelets. Am drooling....