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"We owe them a debt we can never repay; all we can do is remember them, what they did, and why they had to be brave for us."- Ronald Reagan




A little bit of randomness........

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I've been keeping busy, how about you?
A lot has happened since the last time I posted. I won't apologize (again) about my lack of posting . I guess that is just ME☺
I've been gardening and making stuff (and cleaning - bleh)☺
Let's start with gardening. Gardening in Alaska in February and March starts in the greenhouse unless I was growing icicles☺ I started corn and basil super early. These were planted Feb 4. This is 2 weeks growth. I planted 1 tray each of tomatoes and peppers  on February 19th. The rest of my veggies got planted  on March 1st I will spare you the gory details of the many re-plantings☺ This is where we are today
This makes me so HAPPY☺ And the fact that it got into the forties today didn't hurt☺♥
In other news I did finish this ~ Super happy with how this turned out. I love moonstone! Also finished this~ I am even happier at how this turned out ♥
Then there are these ♥♥♥ I am madly in love here! ♥♥♥♥


They can hold business cards or photos in th…

A little bit of beading

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I've actually been accomplishing quite a few things since I decided to take a break from YOJP. ~Not all jewelry related... just things I want to accomplish☺
I used a tutorial for this necklace (I changed it slightly from the instructions) I loved the way it looked but it wore really funky. The only way this was going to lay right would be if it was a choker.
Didn't like that..... So I reworked it☺
Much happier now.
It wears really nice now. Very comfortable☺ And I got to use one of my hoarded  JulsBeads focal beads☺ Win ~ Win! ☺

My first Beaded Tree.....☺

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I've been wanting to try one of these for quite a while now but I have successfully talked myself out of doing it multiple times.
What if it's too hard? What if I try and it just looks like crap?!!
Well then just take it apart and try again☺ Just try.
So I finally did! And it turns out it wasn't as hard as I had been thinking. And it didn't look like crap. And I didn't have to take it apart:~) But I am going to try again. I got the larger stone when Hubby and I visited Utah (I think) It is rose quartz. I ordered some rose quartz chips to make the tree.  I had some, vague grand plans to wrap the "roots" around the large stone for the base but when it actually came down to  doing the attaching..... Um... no. All I did here was wrap the roots around the stone and staple  them to the wooden base. I covered the wire ends and staples with air dry clay then colored it with inks. I was going for a "moss" look. Not sure if I'm thrilled with that pa…

Wrapping up The Year of Jewelry Project 2016

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Like I said before, I am going to be sitting out this year from The Year of Jewelry Project.
(It already feels weird when I see a notification that someone has posted:)
But I am really excited to be doing more with the clay again.
Soooo........here goes.
This was my last contribution for 2016.
 I made it a two-fer☺
This pretty much sums up my New Year's resolution for 2017☺ But I am hoping to get into the habit of posting something, whether it is an "in progress" pic or a finished item or even an idea, at least once a week. I got this app called "Hootsuite" that is supposed to post to multiple social media sites at once. We'll see if I want to get that "techie" or not☺
2016 was actually a pretty good year for me (& mine) and I am ready to keep on keepin' on:~)

Bring on 2017!

Almost done with another year........

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This was my fourth year participating in
The Year of Jewelry Project
I have one more project to submit for this year
and I will have completed all 52 weeks of all 4 of those years☺


Some years I have been caught up almost all of the year


And other years I have had to play catch-up for 6 to 8 weeks.

But I have successfully FINISHED at least 52 pieces
 and photographed and posted them.

I am pretty proud of myself for actually being able to
create pieces even when I wasn't really "feeling it"
or being super busy with other things.


But I felt it was a commitment I had made,
 even if it was really just to myself, and I was
determined to finish what I started☺


I have explored a lot of different techniques and mediums,
I have improved a lot in several of them☺
and I have gotten much better at the photographing of the pieces.
At least I think I have☺

I did not sign up to participate in the project for 2017.
I seem to have a lot less "spare time" than I used to have when