We made charms from silver clay. I had taken a class last fall with my friends down in 'bama, which I probably never mentioned. It was right when mom got sick and I rushed home. Never did post about that GGC trip. Anyhoo, I brought my old clay over to Beth's and we started working. We always have the best time. Of course, there was a mission when we decided we were going to find some "shot" for the tumbler to help shine the silver. Haha, we first went to my favorite store Walmart, thinking they have to sell shot. Nope, only shot gun shells. Then we went to the local gun store. We fit right in -- NOT! It was too funny. We were just cracking up during the entire escapade. Never did find any. So, we went back to finishing up our charms. What you do is, roll out your clay (pure silver, by the by), cut out the shape you want and stamp it. Then you put it on a little warmer to harden. After it's dried a bit, you sand off the rough edges and then it's ready to fire.
We used a blow torch to fire ours, we don't need to stinkin' kiln, do we Bethy?
Und, voila! After a little polishing, they look great! Did I mention, this is pure silver? I think I did.
Wednesday came, and I had a doctor's appointment. Drove into town and found I went to the wrong doctor. I would have blamed my allergies and my fog, but I've done this before. At least once (grin). You see, two of my doctors, in the same practice, have the SAME last name. One is in Franklin and one is in Nashville. Oy. No worries. I went up the street to Anthropologie. Found a little something for the girls' room. (I really was looking forward to seeing my doc though. Whatever is causing this "fog" I've been in for a month has to GO!)
Think I must has slept through Thursday, because I don't remember just what I did. Friday came and it was hair day. I'm going to have to remember next time I need a color, I don't have to get a cut too. Look at how short!!! Oh my. It's a bob, I say! The reason I'm putting this pic up (indeed I am a little bleary eyed after happy hour with the hub) is because on Tuesday, I'm getting a Brazilian Blowout. This is supposed to tame my unruly mane. Here is my natural curl, dried with a diffuser on the blow dryer. I cannot wait to see what it looks like just a tad straighter! Oh yea, you're right, I have gained like 20 pounds since last fall! UGH.
Saturday, I received a note from my friend Nadia that her father had passed that morning. He passed in the same way mom did, and it broke my heart. I lit a candle in his honor. Sniffle.
Tonight, after dinner, the kid, hub and I took Frankie for a walk. The weather was gorgeous. I hope it stays cool. I am so ready for Autumn.
K, all caught up. Well, kinda. I dont' think I'll ever finish my European trip posts!