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Year of Jewelry ~ Weeks 27 & 28

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Got gutsy and ordered some sterling silver wire☺ I want to make about a hundred variations of this♥ This one, I think, needs a little tarnish☺
Got a ~free~ tutorial, which is also very, very entertaining and humorous from a lovely lady named Angelina Krell. Used it to make this Not liking the 'shiny' so I did a little heat patina in other words, I hit it with a torch☺ and got this. No.... your monitor is not screwed up... The bead is "dyed" howlite  (the tutorial called for a 12mm bead and there wasn't alot in my stash to choose from) and when I torched the piece, apparently it burned off the color. Who knew? But I like it much better! lol!
I am almost finished with Week 29 & 30 and then I will be all caught up, for awhile☺

Year of Jewelry ~ Week 26........and how I have spent my summer so far and why I am so far behind

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This was my offering for Week 26. Once again...not following the prompts,  which are just suggestions..... if you are stuck for inspiration... so it's OK☺ I love the colors in this and I will absolutely be keeping this for ME! This is my first wrap bracelet but I don't think it will be my last, these are fun!  (just a little difficult to photograph☺) I am currently about three weeks behind on the YOJP but now that the yard work pretty much consists of watering,  I think I can make some progress towards catching up☺ With the record setting temps we have been having this summer (I love being able to wear shorts and flip flops more than three or four days a year...seriously...no kidding) my new garden area is happy ~ happy!!





And the greenhouse is doing BEYOND AWESOME!!!
This thing grows so fast you can almost watch it  and I think the cukes go from one inch to five inches over night.

My sister lives in Montana and usually has pretty good veggy growing weather. She hasn't got…