Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lunch and making a necklace

Two weeks ago Karen Valentine, came to our "Decoupage Garage Class" with the best looking necklace she had made. We all went MAD and bit ourselves. She was nice enough to say she would have a luncheon the next Wednesday at her lovely home and show us how to make our own. She gave us a list of supplies
we would need to purchase from the craft store plus we were to bring any old jewelry we might have.


I could not sleep the night before, waiting to see what everybody would come up with. Barbara from the Thursday class had made jewelry before so she joined us also. We sat around Karens dining room table..with jewels, rings, jewelry pliers, wires, beads etc. everywhere. Karen instructed us how to cut several 3 inch  long wires to bring the wire over and around the pliers and twist..then add a bead..then twist again. Everyone was twisting, turning, adding, making, finishing but me. For the life of me I could not get the hang of it. Finally Karen  took pity on me, bless her, and took over my mess and made "a silk purse out of a sow's ear" she is sooooo creative, I owe her big time (she is also making another one for me YEAH!!) Barbara showed us three different kinds of necklace she had made and that set the group off...so the date has been set for next months luncheon at her home to learn how to do her clever necklace pieces . I think I will just go, take my dish for the luncheon and smile alot.

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