Today I made jewelry for the gallery at Vista House at Crown Point State Park in the Columbia River Gorge. After I got it made I hopped into my car and drove the scenic Historic Columbia River Highway to this wonderful building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I snapped this photo with my iPhone using the Hipstamatic App -- it gives you a photo that looks like an old 50's Brownie camera snapshot.
Yesterday I volunteered at Multnomah Falls with my sister and I experimented with my Drops Alpaca and made some coin shaped motifs thinking I could make a scarf or collar with them... but after making 5 of them I realized that they weren't fun to make and they were SO tiny it would take forever and a day. So.. next idea is to make some Japanese Flowers for a scarf or collar.. tomorrow. :-)
When we left the falls there was an emergency vehicle on the viaduct heading home, so we headed East instead to get on the freeway near Ainsworth State Park.. and when we approached Horsetail Falls it was gushing at such a high rate that all you could see was heavy mist and you could hear this huge *ROARRRRRR*. Below is the photo I snapped.
Below is my jewelry making tray all littered with sterling silver pine cones, ear wires, tools and carded jewelry I made today. I also designed and printed and cut the cards myself.
On the left are ones with black freshwater pearls, then some with green turquoise - I wire wrap the stones on so they never will come off.
Below are my very special ones made with wood beads made of Douglas Fir twigs by an ages wood craftsman I met at a bead show. I also have Red Pine and Western Larch tree beads.
Below are some made with pretty light blue Swarovski Crystals. I have all kinds of different beads I use.
I just posted some on my Etsy shop. I need to make more for the gallery at Vista House and for my Etsy shop.
And here is an iPhone picture of the Vista House from Portland Women's Forum State Park. I hope you don't get sick of this view. LOL
Thanks for visiting and (((hugs))) all around... have a GREAT weekend!! Teresa