Do you recognize this bracelet? I gave it to my blog friend Gracie a few years ago as a gift. After a time of her wearing it full-time, the 49 strand stainless steel beading wire broke. I re-strung it and added two really cool sterling silver owl beads that my blog friend Meredith had gifted to me - along with a whole collection of wonderful beads and findings she had decided she no longer needed and so sent them to me. :-D Gracie wanted to switch out the owls so I offered to remove them so a 3rd stringing was necessary. This bracelet is getting quite a story surrounding it! It has pearls and gemstones such as amethyst, garnet, turquoise, chalcedony and peridot.
So I got out my crazy messy bead work box and got started with the re-stringing. I removed the owl beads and replaced them with 4 gorgeous sterling silver beads from Meredith's collection. I had broken 1 strand of my 2 strand turquoise bracelet and had meant to re-string the 2nd strand but decided to just wear it with the one strand for now. But I think I will re-string the 2nd one as I like the 2 strand look. See the flame stitch needle case that I peyote stitch beaded? Oh.. and the sequin and bead decorated Easter egg I need to add a pin to the back of.. some day. LOL!
I think I'm somewhat obsessed with bracelets. Here is Gracie's on my wrist. To it's left is a peyote stitch bracelet I made years ago. My glass bead bracelet from the 4Ocean group and far left is a Byzantine bracelet I got last year but never showed you. Do you wear bracelets and if so.. what kind? Do share!
We all went out to dinner last night at a little independent place called Ristorante Pompello - and upon returning Kristi told me about a cherry tree covered in little black cherries and I saw them as we pulled in the driveway. So, I took my iPhone and walked back to take a photo. I also ate some. These are tiny and black and the tree is covered with them. I'd never noticed them before! I tried one and it was tart. I believe this is another wild "bird" cherry tree but I didn't know there was a variety with black cherries. Have you ever heard of such a thing?
Kristi has been picking them. I wonder what we could use them for? They are pretty tart but the juice is an amazing color.
Look how loaded the tree is!
Walking back to the house I snapped a photo of my Scentsation rose, isn't it pretty?
Later in the evening I enjoyed some time on the deck and seeing the clouds swirling in the sky above.
Later still my darling grandson Caleb came in and informed me that I needed to bring my camera out as the moon was full and right in plain view. Well.. those boys know me well. Here is my almost full moon.
Dayle in his favorite spot.. on the deck by the pond and waterfalls. Feeding the koi and guess what? Seems the dogs like a few nibbles of koi food. What?
Would you believe that our electricity went out last night? It got very windy and chilly last night and 900+ people lost their power in our area. Dayle had to shuffle to get the generator powered up so we could run power to my CPAP breathing machine. I have sleep apnea - and all three of my children have it.. so it's obviously hereditary. My mom had it. Luckily the power came back on after a few hours. So.. I'm off to swim. What are you up to today? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)