Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Just for laughs!

WOMAN'S WEEK AT THE GYM: If you read this without laughing out loud, there is something wrong with you. This is dedicated to everyone who ever attempted to get into a regular workout routine.

Dear Diary,

For my birthday this year, I purchased a week of personal training at the local health club. Although I am still in great shape since being a high school football cheerleader 43 years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try. I called the club and made my reservations with a personal trainer named Christo, who identified himself as a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and swim wear. Friends seemed pleased with my enthusiasm to get started! The club encouraged me to keep a diary to chart my progress.


MONDAY:Started my day at 6:00 am. Tough to get out of bed, but found it was well worth it
when I arrived at the health club to find Christo waiting for me. He is something
of a Greek god-- with blond hair, dancing eyes, and a dazzling white smile. Woo Hoo!!
Christo gave me a tour and showed me the machines.. I enjoyed watching the skillful way in which he conducted his aerobics class after my workout today. Very inspiring!
Christo was encouraging as I did my sit-ups, although my gut was already aching from holding it in the whole time he was around. This is going to be a FANTASTIC week!!

TUESDAY:I drank a whole pot of coffee, but I finally made it out the door. Christo made me
lie on my back and push a heavy iron bar into the air then he put weights on it!
My legs were a little wobbly on the treadmill, but I made the full mile. His rewarding
smile made it all worthwhile. I feel GREAT! It's a whole new life for me.


WEDNESDAY:The only way I can brush my teeth is by laying the toothbrush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it. I believe I have a hernia in both pectorals. Driving was OK as long as I didn't try to steer or stop. Christo was impatient with me, insisting that my screams bothered other club members. His voice is a little too perky for that early in the morning and when he scolds, he gets this nasally whine that is VERY annoying. My chest hurt when I got on the treadmill, so Christo put me on the stair monster. Why the hell would anyone invent a machine to simulate an activity rendered obsolete by elevators? Christo told me it would help me get in shape and enjoy life. He said some other shit too.


THURSDAY:Asshole was waiting for me with his vampire-like teeth exposed as his thin, cruel lips
were pulled back in a full snarl. I couldn't help being a half an hour late-- it took me
that long to tie my shoes. He took me to work out with dumbbells. When he was not looking, I ran and hid in the toilet. He sent some skinny bitch to find me. Then, as punishment, he put me on the rowing machine  -- which I sank.


FRIDAY:I hate that bastard Christo more than any human being has ever hated any other human being in the history of the world. Stupid, skinny, anemic, anorexic, little aerobic instructor. If there was a part of my body I could move without unbearable pain, I would beat him with it. Christo wanted me to work on my triceps. I don't have any triceps! And if you don't want dents in the floor, don't hand me the damn barbells or anything that weighs more than a Mars Bar. The treadmill flung me off and I landed on a health and nutrition teacher. Why couldn't it have been someone softer, like the drama coach or the choir director?


SATURDAY:Satan left a message on my answering machine in his grating, shrilly voice wondering why I did not show up today. Just hearing his voice made me want to smash the machine with my planner; however, I lacked the strength to even use the TV remote and ended up catching eleven straight hours of the Weather Channel.

SUNDAY:I'm having the Church van pick me up for services today so I can go and thank GOD
that this week is over. I will also pray that next year my husband will choose a gift for me that is fun  -- like a root canal or a hysterectomy. I still say if God had wanted me to bend over, he would have sprinkled the floor with diamonds!!! 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Window Shop Blog Hop

It's time for the next blog hop! 

This blog hop doesn't require any jewelry being made. Nor does it require swapping beads. There's no requirement that involves running to the post office! 


This is my kind of blog hop! 


Go here for more info --->>> Window Shop Blog Hop


I hope you join in on this fun! There are some fantabulous prizes too!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Holiday Bling Blog Hop Reveal




Two awesome women I admire hosted this event, Shelley Graham Turner of Fabric of My Life and Marlene Cupo of Amazing Designs, to get us in the Holiday Spirit!  The object was to exchange something that was created by us that reminds us of the Holidays and exchange with a partner. My partner was THE incredibly talented Marla Gibson, of Spice Box Designs

Marla and I discussed exchanging beads, ornaments, or jewelry. In the end, we decided to exchange jewelry. 

I was excited and waited with anticipation.


Meanwhile.... I drew a blank on what to create. I mean - wow! Have you seen Marla's work

So I thought..... 
 And I thought....

And I thought....


Then... one day, I had an idea!



I remembered this is a HOLIDAY BLING blog hop! I decided to create a holiday bracelet, complete with Christmas bells and Christmas lights! Off to work I went. And this is what I created for Marla. Little did I know she has a "thing" for bells!! 



My anticipation paid off. Marla is a very talented lady. Check out this BLINGY bracelet. I love the sparkly rhinestones. This is a piece of art. I think of snowflakes when I wear it. And I wear it nearly every day!



The clasp sparkles too. I am very proud of my pretty snowflake bracelet!! 
 Thanks Shelley and Marla!! This was a fun blog hop!!

Be sure to check out all the other participants!

Michelle Fanucchihttp://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com
 Monique Urquharthttp://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com
Therese Frankhttp://theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
Heather Ottohttp://www.thecrafthopper.com
Jo-Ann Woolverton http://itsabeadifulcreation.blogspot.com
Linda Florianhttp://lilysofthevalleyjewelry.blogspot.com
Debbie Rasmussenhttp://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinachehttp://www.allprettythings.ca
Ginger Bishophttp://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
Lo/  Lynn Jobber http://thecreativeklutz.blogspot.com
Leanne Loftushttp://firstimpressiondesign.blogspot.com
Rita/Toltec Jewelshttp://www.toltecjewels.blogspot.com
Shelly Joycehttp://www.aujourlejour-shelly.blogspot.com
Shai Williamshttp://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com
Lori Bowring Michaudhttp://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Lennis Carrierhttp://www.windbent.net
Marla Gibsonhttp://spiceboxdesigns.blogspot.com
Mary Howell Govaarshttp://mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Linda Younkmannwww.lindysdesigns.blogspot.com
Shirley Jones Moorehttp://​www.beadsandbread.blo​gspot.com
Melinda Orrhttp://www.orrtec.blogspot.com
Marlene Cupohttp://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com
Shelley Graham Turner    http://shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com/   
Sonya Stille http://dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com
Dyanne Cantrell<<<<YOU ARE HERE>>>
Anindita Basuhttp://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com
Dee Elgie http://cherryobsidia.blogspot.com
Gina Hocketthttp://freestyleelements.blogspot.com
Lori Jean Poppehttp://lorillijeanscreativecorner.blogspot.com
Charlie Jackahttp://clay-space.com/blog
Stephanie Stamper (Woods)http://skwds.blogspot.com
Mary Hicks, Shannon Hickshttp://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com




Monday, October 1, 2012

What Inspires You?

Most of my inspiration for my jewelry designs come from my dreams. 


Occasionally, I am inspired by trending jewelry pieces I see in department stores. 




My inspiration comes from many places, but solitude is a requirement!

Where does your inspiration come from?