Thursday, January 29, 2009
You know how some days you just can't wait to get into your studio to work? You have a great idea and you want to get it down on paper or create it...well today is just that day. I received a little box of antique and vintage religious crosses and medals from my father in law. My in laws Ginger and Lee were here from Connecticut for a visit and brought me this little box of treasures. They are avid collectors of antiques and know what I like. Anyway, I put the box aside on my table and knew when the time was right the ideas would come. Last night it started and now I can't stop, except now I am running out of those great treasures. Last week when they were here I was redoing a rosary (see picture below) so that's where the idea of the rosary bracelets came from. I did some checking to be accurate as to how many beads to have on the bracelet and what it means.
What is a Rosary Bracelet?
A rosary bracelet is a one-decade rosary worn around the wrist. Rosary bracelets are most often made with chain. A rosary bracelet has a small crucifix and a small medal -- usually a Miraculous Medal (just as with most rosaries). There are ten Hail Mary beads and one Our Father bead.
Wearing a rosary, whether as a necklace, bracelet, ring, pocket or other, can be a good way of reminding one's self to pray throughout the day.
So now I am on the prowl to search for more vintage crosses and medals. Hope you like the bracelets and let me know what you think.
Here is my little "Jack" supervising me while I take my pictures. He can hardly fit in this basket but insists on climbing in.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
No school again! The call came at 6:30 am, because of the "Inclement" weather. It rained all night pretty hard, so I guess that is the reason. Yesterday no school because we had some ice in the morning. Last week we had no school because it was going to be "cold" (don't laugh) it was predicted to be 9 degrees. We are originally from Massachusetts so these no school days are quite funny. We would have 2 feet of snow and the kids still went to school. Ahhh, the south there are so many things to get use to, although I must say it is a nice place to live.
Well off I go, maybe I will find a treasure today....you never know.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
It is such a dreary day here in Tennessee. It is a good excuse not to leave the house and try to get some work accomplished. I finished the green garnet earrings although the pictures do not do them justice. Not crazy about the necklace I made with the garnets so I think that will be a redo.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
....and by the way lunch at Maggiano's was wonderful as usual.
Friday, January 23, 2009
You can probably tell that I love horses. Living here in Tennessee it is the landscape I see everyday. Almost 2 years ago I met a cowboy Johnny who changed my life. Johnny raised thoroughbreds, he was a trainer and breeder and taught me about these wonderful animals. We became friends at a time when we both needed a new friend.
I will fill you in on this story later... for now my studio is calling!