Thursday, May 10, 2012

Metal surprises

2012-05-08 18:10:54 +0000 by janellcl
2012-05-08 18:10:54 +0000, a photo by janellcl on Flickr.

Continuing my fun with simply made necklaces this week. This time I found two different grey matte necklaces and hooked them together to make the length I wanted. From there, I laid out all the various trinkets I have been accumulating over the last couple of months.

I especially love the glass/metal piece at the upper left in the photo. This is a two sided locket that you can put your own small pictures or graphics inside. The next two small dangling pieces are earring embellishments that a friend passed on to me. One is a green teardrop shop and the second is a circle with a purple teardrop hanging down. Lovely way to treasure a piece of jewely that has lost its mate.

I added a few other pieces and that was all I needed. I especially like the contrast in chains and the variety of items I hooked on. A few jump rings, a pliers and I was ready to go.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


New orchid from Jenny by janellcl
New orchid from Jenny, a photo by janellcl on Flickr.

I've known Jenny for 46 years. Doesn't seem possible but that's right. Junior High-Senior High-college-dating-growing up?-first love-marriage-babies-and all the in between 'stuff' of life. I think we started exchanging yellow flowers sometime in college when we heard that yellow roses symbolized the color of friendship.

This lovely 'teacup' orchid found it's way to be today in recognition of another birthday and friendship that continues. We met at McDonald's for breakfast and the orchid brightened up whole place. Thanks Jenny-let's be friends forever!