Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Where was this when I was a child?

When I was a kid, waaaaay back in the 70's, we had a good old sprinkler to keep us cool on a hot summer day. Not one of those fancy, spray willy nilly kind of things, but a metal sprinkler, that shot out freezing cold water, back and forth, back and forth, and really, REALLY hurt if you caught your foot on it (which I did a lot, because I was very clumsy as a child). But of course, we loved it, and never even dreamed that such a thing as this slide, that my son makes me drag out every day for him, existed! Boy, kids today are spoiled! This baby squirts out water from the top, and has not one but 2 slides, so that other little boys that stand on their deck next door and look over longingly can join in the fun. The water puddles up at the bottom of the slide to create a freezing cold little pond, but the kids don't seem to care! Ah......good times!

(did I mention that when I turned 8 or so we had a pool? I guess I was a little spoiled too, after all...)

Saturday, May 26, 2007

OK, here's a couple of sparklies to get us started. These were added to my website a little while ago, this one is 14k goldfill, swarovski carribean blue facetted rounds, turquoise rounds, swarovski black jet cubes, synthetic chalcedony, and jet ab firepolished and black diamond rounds. Earrings can be found here

and here is the matching bracelet:

There's nothing I like more than these cha-cha bracelets, they are sparkly, and dangly and jingle on your wrist.

I'm a Blogger!

I've been wanting to try my hand at blogging for some time now, because let's face it, I'm at the computer every morning anyway, reading other people's blogs, so why wouldn't everyone be just as fascinated with what I have to say? Anyway, here it is, for what it is worth. I'm hoping to keep this up to date with my latest rants, raves, sparkly creations, new discoveries, etc. I hope you will come back often and tell your friends!

I've been busy lately creating new jewelry and having a great time. As I add things to my website I will be sure to let you all know. I've been really itching to get into the basement and have some fun with mosaics again -- for those of you that haven't seen my creations, I love to play around with all sorts of mixed media, china, stained glass, gems, whatever I think can be glued down and grouted. I mostly like to make mirrors, again, sparkly things seem to amuse me! I would like to get some new stock and add it to my website, but lately I just haven't had the time to get downstairs and work.
Once I figure out how to add pictures here, there will be no stopping me! In the meantime, thanks for reading!