Saturday, February 22, 2014

Beads from Ireland

Well for once I don’t have to complain about the weather. Today is pretty much the more typical winter weather – just above the freezing mark but with cool gusts of wind and with the sun shining. I decided it would be a good idea to go for a long walk – and yes I wore my boots this time. It would have been a great walk if the sidewalks were cleared off but some of them were down right treacherous. However I made it back with out twisting or breaking an ankle or falling on my arse. I was gone so long hubby was getting a bit worried though. Nice to be married for over 25 years and still have him worry about me!

Many thanks to Jinxxxygirl who left yet another sweet comment on yesterday’s post. So glad to read that one American (and my most faithful follower) is not overly upset that Canada won the hockey game. From what I read on the Internet, things are pretty hot and nasty with some people swearing they are cutting down every Maple tree they own, throwing out their Maple syrup and refusing to serve a Canadian in a restaurant, and on and on. People please, it was a hockey game! The American team lost today to Finland as well but that seems to be okay. Weird. So, to all my American readers, please remember, it is just a game and it could have gone either way. Of course I was rooting for Canada but for the record when the USA team was playing other countries, we were rooting for the Americans.

I thought I would post something different today. As well as quilting, sewing, card making, scrapbooking and painting, I like to make jewellery once in awhile. My daughter and her hubby went over to Ireland a few years ago and brought me back some beautiful beads. I found some smaller beads to go with them the larger ones to make it long enough for a necklace. Here’s what I did with them.

 
And here’s a close up. They look hand painted and perhaps they are. I’m not sure but I do love them.

And that is all for a Saturday.


Cheers

Violet

 

1 comment:

jinxxxygirl said...

They are lovely beads Violet and what a beautiful necklace! I have so many beads and such waiting for my attention...One of these days i just need to make nothing but jewelry for a while to get all caught up.. Hugs! deb

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