Ever dreamed that your work would end up in a museum and be admired for generations? Well, go ahead and fantasize with the help of http://www.dumpr.net/museumr.php and plan to waste some time playing around on this site.
We all spent the Christmas day at my brother's house near Port Huron and he has a great sledding hill near his house. My sisters wimped out so it ended up being my two younger brothers, two nieces, a nephew and myself. I had a blast. Even though I bruised my tailbone on the toboggan it didn't stop me. I just had to switch to the tube so I could lift my keister off the ground. I would have gone down the hill 10 times if someone would have carried me back up. Thank goodness I've been going to Curves. Then yesterday it was 60 degrees and all the snow melted. Today it's cold with 50 mile an hour wind gusts. Welcome to Michigan.
Video is brothers Brian and Jack, and nephew Simon. It was the first time I ever used the movie mode on my camera and didn't know how to turn it off. LOL It's a Canon Powershot A580 and I was really impressed with the quality of the video. And it even has sound.
Yay! I just finished my first tutorial, my first for sale, that is. I remembered why I detest MS Word. I used the template from Jewelrylessons.com which made it easier but I still had some major battles with Word. I got it all fixed with the exception of the extra set of page numbers that I can't figure out how to get rid of. Other than that, it looks good. I'll be submitting it to Jewelrylessons.com for publication but I'll also have it up in Artfire and Etsy. Maybe Eni can figure out how to get rid of those darn page numbers.
These are two of my five little helpers, Mickey and Panda. They can always be counted on to wake up and help me look under the table when I drop a bead or a piece of wire. If they find it first, it usually ends up under the bed. I keep a flashlight on the bedside table just for that purpose.
I started my jewelry making journey in 2006 and it quickly took over my spare room and spread out into the living room. I was able to retire from my civil service job in August 2008 and I'm now able to focus on it full time.