Archive for November, 2012

This year I wanted to make the guys a manly piece of jewelry why should the girls get all the bling, but the guys are not into bling so I made a piece of bronze and black Viking chain. then I wanted to make one of those adjustable knot closures on the leather strap without the cords hanging down….but the viking chain would slip around. So back to the viking chain, I had made raw copper coiled ends for the chain and secured them on… then I thought the only way to secure the chain in the middle was to do a square knot weave with the leather to keep it in place. I’m quite happy with the way it turned out and I hope the guys like them, I do and I know a couple of the girls would want one too.


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It’s time to make your Gingerbread house, I Love the smell of Christmas because of the wonderful smell of sweet spices…gingerbread houses, gingerbread men and Panettone, and then there’s the roast chicken or turkey dinner.

One year I made a gingerbread house for each family members home and sweet trees and packs of gingerbread men for neighbors and friends…they looked adorable all lined up on the kitchen table like a little snowy fairy village.

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