I’ve gone to my second class at the Twisted Bead and learned how to make earrings! Here’s my first attempt.

Aren’t they cool? Basically, all I needed to learn was the wire wrapped loop technique that attaches the charms to the findings. I decided that mixed metals would be fun, so I used bronze, silver and gold colors. 

Here are some more earrings I made at home:

Made with resin flower charms, #Snoochybeads, findings
Angel earrings
Made with #Snoochybeads, peace charms and findings.

Update: The first pair of earrings have been sold! I’ve had 7 sales in my first 2 weeks. I’m really thrilled.


Summertime Tradition

We live near Baltimore, so the Orioles are very popular. And it would be fun to participate in an American tradition this summer. But, oh! Tickets, parking, food/drink, a small gift shop trinket and we’re out a couple hundred dollars.

So instead we go to minor league games that are even closer than going to Baltimore. Ours are the Bowie Bay Sox. And oh! Cheap tickets, free parking, moderate food/drinks, a larger gift shop trinket and seats so close, you can see the players faces. Oh yes!!! Go Bay Sox!

Heartbreaker 💔

This photo came up on Facebook memories today. I remember it well. My daughter went camping on Assateague Island with her Girl Scout troop. She’s in the water behind Chance. The park ranger was nice enough to bring us a special beach wheelchair for him. It was so comfortable, he promptly fell asleep.

Normally, I would have had Chance facing the water, but he hates wind. So it worked out well for my picture because it shows a tiny bit of the heartbreak that special needs parents go through on a daily basis. Chance should be out there in the water playing with his younger sister, but he can’t. He should be enjoying a day at the beach, but he can’t. And his legs look so thin. It’s heartbreaking. 💔

Photo Love 💘

This is the front of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. I love the colors and the puffy white clouds reflected in the glass. It looks like it’s so tall, which it’s not, that it’s actually IN the clouds.

I’m entering this into the #weekly_photo_challenge , “look up”for my friends blog: Mike Hardisty Photography, AKA “Say It With a Camera”.

Peace out, friends. ✌

Pure American Joy

We went to an outdoor concert recently. It was with the Irish band, #Dublin5 and they were awesome. I absolutely love the music, but the people watching is also incredible. Especially the kids, because they’re so free and joyful.

This is my favorite photo of a little girl dancing for her parents. Her Father took her up front to dance with the crowd a couple of times while Mom sat with baby brother, but she couldn’t stop dancing! So cute.