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Waiting for instructions

Looking for the right bead

Final Product

 

Last year my friend Elisa taught me how to make earrings, it actually isn’t too bad if you can get past that each set and each earring will have its own character to them and they will NOT be perfect. On the other hand, you can make earrings just how you like them and nobody else will have the same earrings as you.

I haven’t made any in a while but have thought about it on and off. My sister and her family were coming to Utah for Christmas this year and so I had the idea that it would be a fun activity for those who have pierced ears and to also have them be presents. I enjoyed seeing the creativity that each person had and what they were able to come up with on their own.

Aly and I were able to make some to send home for my mom and other sister. I have never had anywhere “safe” to put my earrings and so I decided to make a display for them. I went to Lowe’s and got some chicken wire or gardening wire along with a can of textured spray paint. I took a frame that I had from home and sanded it just to rough up the wood. I spray painted it with 2 layers and let it fully dry, then I cut a piece of the wire to fit the internal part of the frame; basically the size of what the glass was. I then put the wire inside the frame and put in the cardboard for the backing. I hung it up in my bathroom along with the earrings and TADA, I have a place to display all my earrings. The top half is for me and the bottom is for Aly until I get hers made.

Thanks Elisa for teaching me how to make earrings.

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This last weekend almost felt like a vacation, time seemed to extend itself. It was so nice and exactly what I needed. I felt like I had not been to work for awhile when I got back on Monday. I worked on my quilt top and finished that portion. Did Elisa’s hair, cut Aly’s, played some serious Rockband, ate delicious food and got my laundry done. I’m glad I can keep up on my hairskills by doing Elisa’s hair. It was pretty funny, after I cut Aly’s hair she was sitting on the ground and Miss Calli walked over to her hair and was putting her hands in it and playing with it. She is too cute. These girls were so dang cute this weekend. They laughed so much, they were belly rolling. It was making us all laugh. There is no better sound in the world then the laughter of a child. Calli can say Aly now and was saying it all weekend long. I have to agree with her mom and say she is so smart. All the words that she knows and how much she understands when you talk to her. She is like a windup toy and is nonstop. On Saturday she wanted nothing to do with a nap and was screaming like a chicken being choked. I was laughing cause it was so dramatic. The minute she got up she was fine. Hey who wants to miss a party. I love these girls so much. I am so grateful to be a part of their lives and to watch them grow and learn. To watch them with life’s discoveries.

Thank you for a perfect weekend and ALL that you do!!!!