Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Neighbor "Got Wired"

My neighbor sent me a text message while I was away on vacation with exciting news about new earrings she made and how she needed gold head pins to finish one of her designs. Kelly is one of those people who knows everyone on the block, very friendly, outgoing, crafty and creative. She has two young children, her son goes to school with my daughter. What I found so exciting was that she chose to share her joy of creating jewelry with me...hundreds of miles away. I feel a little pride in thinking I may have inspired her to start making jewelry. who knows? I went over her house last night and on the spot she made me a pair of beautiful green and amber bead earrings and a pink seed bead set as well. I think I found my new best friend ;-)

I also love Kelly because she is bargain Betty...That woman could find a bargain ANYWHERE! She found a pound of very pretty colorful plastic beads, a kit which contains everything to make your first sets of earrings and a bracelet( eye pins, jump rings, earring wires, and she bought the most essential tools for earring making which is round nose pliers, flat nose pliers and wire cutters. Dare I say u can find it at -gulp- Michaels..But print a coupon online, Michaels always has them if you MUST go to Michaels. That's where she went and found everything on clearance...Go Girl!

If you want a simple tutorial that is free click on this link for simple instructions on how to make earrings....Have fun

beginner earring set tutorial

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Stopping by from SITS today...so sorry to hear about your break up. I know how your heart must feel. I had a 6-1/2 year break up once and it almost broke me. Hang in there girl. I found Mr. Right a few years later and have been married for almost 12 years now.

I use to make earrings. Now my daughter has taken over my tools (she is 9-1/2) and now making them for her friends. So cute!