After the naughtiness that was the S'mores cookies I thought the next treat for the kids should be something a little healthier! I could have just given them a banana in it's skin and a strawberry yogurt in it's pot but they always have things like that so I wanted to make fruit exciting for them once in a while. This they loved getting stuck into, sharing together.
Silly me forgot to change the ISO setting on my camera today in my rush to take photos before the banana discoloured!
EDIT: I'm surprised to see so many others who like me, can;t really eat bananas! I haven't eaten them for years as they make my mouth and lips itch but everyone always thought that was strange, I never knew it was common.
Although we had a lot of work during the christmas preparations, I couldn't do all without some small leatherworking. So I did this over the course of two nights. I choose the spiraling knot for this bracelet and did some wet molding to make it flat and comfortable. After that I did some touch up with black dye and edge sealer because it lost some color and shine in the molding process (I used pre dyed leather bands).
There are also some things I learned while doing this and some others I would like to try the next time I do such a bracelet. First I learned to leave the leatherbands a bit longer than I did. That way it is easier to bind a decent button knot at the end. Second I want to try some different knots for the beginning and the end of the macrame pattern because these look a bit to bulky for my taste (they arent uncomfortable though).
If you are interested in getting such a bracelet for yourself, feel free to drop me a note
With this I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year
A beautiful Fall-themed pendant with warm, romantic colors! It measures about 3 1/2 inches tall (including the bail) and 2 1/2 inches across at its widest area. I used light and dark citrine and garnets for the leaves, and a tiger's eye leaf as the bail (and for the little balls on the curly thing). I also added a small, gold-colored wire into the twisted base to set it off just right =]
I've tried taking numerous pictures of this... in numerous different settings, and this was the only one that turned out. BUT I'm still trying! So hopefully I'll have a better one up soon ^.^
The Tree of Life symbolizes spiritual growth and wisdom, strength, protection, and connectedness. It is a healthy model that inspires the spirit and encourages hope in all hearts.
These are delicate, wire wrapped pendants that should be handled with care. Some of the stones, glass, or shells used to create the tree can break if handled roughly.