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Showing posts from November, 2019

The Local Blond Squirrel

I finally got some photos of our local blond squirrel that we call Champagne Charlie named after Leon Redbone's version of the song.  Do blonds really have more fun....I'm not so sure because he used to frequent our yard but was constantly chased out by a black or gray squirrel.  He has been nesting up the street and took a chance to pay us a visit.  The first two shots I took with my phone through the window...hence the quality.  The last one my husband took with his camera and it's a much better shot.  You can see that Champagne Charlie is quite the handsome squirrel!

Pin/Brooch to Wear With Sweaters Scarves or Wrap Shawls

Here's another pin/brooch to close a flyaway buttonless cardigan sweater or to secure a knit scarf or shawl.  Again, this is a penannular pin or brooch design that would be a unique fashion statement accessory to add to your jewelry wardrobe.  This one is made with pure copper wire and embellished with rose quartz beads.  You can see more photos at our Etsy shop.

How Use or Attach A Penannular Pin/Brooch Video - And New Hot Off The Press Bronze Pin/Brooch

I was rifling through my stash of jewelry pieces that I've made over time and hadn't done anything with them.....they're just sitting on a box.  So I dug out this piece and thought I'd show it off and maybe list it in our Etsy shop....this will be happening soon. This style of pin is call a penannular pin or Celtic brooch and was worn by the Romans, Irish, Scots and Vikings.  They're actually a great pin to wear with a big scarf or shawl as it easily holds them in place.  I like to wear them with an open sweater or buttonless cardigan sweater.  They tend to fly open so this style of pin is a nice decorative way to keep it closed. I made this pin with bronze wire and adorned it with a blue tiger eye stone bead.  Take a peek. Here's a short video that I did demonstrating how to attach a penannular pin/Celtic brooch to a sweater.

Happiness Quote

"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.  I can choose which it shall be.  Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrive yet.  I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." Groucho Marx

The first snowfall of the season .....

..... looks like a topping of sugar on my ferns.