Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fun in the Studio with Susie!

My good friend Susie came all the way from Virginia to visit me for a week in Idyllwild. See how happy she is? Maybe because we're spending the day making jewelry! Yesterday after picking her up at the Palm Springs airport, I drove with Susie to Monica's Quilt & Bead Creations where we shopped for some gorgeous beads and silk strands, which we made into necklaces.
Ivy watched us from her basket in the window, surrounded by lavender plants. Isn't she lovely...
Here's Susie again, wearing her beautiful necklace! She's very pleased with her results. We actually made our own sterling silver headpins and jump rings, which added to the time it took to finish our creations.
Here's a closeup of Susie's necklace. Monica provides free instructions for making this project at her store in Palm Desert. We sure had fun!
Happy wrapping,

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