Sunday, July 22, 2007

No knitting here.

Instead of knitting, I made other stuff today.

I've had the itch to make myself another beaded necklace, so on Saturday, I made a trip to Crystal Bead Bazaar in Lawrenceville. I've always kind of wanted a turquoise necklace, but since turquoise can be pretty pricey, could never justify buying one. After seeing a couple of necklaces that I liked recently, I decided to take the plunge and make my own. The wonderful Pam at Crystal Bead Bazaar helped me to select some decent and reasonably-priced turquoise, some silk beading cord and a lovely sterling sliver box clasp, and even gave me a little refresher lesson on pearl knotting. After a couple of hours' work today, I had a finished necklace:

I am not the most even knotter, but I am still very happy with the necklace and know I'll enjoy wearing it for years to come. Thanks, Pam!

After watching my favorite Food Network program yesterday, I also decided to do a little baking today:

Two pounds of chocolate plus one pound of butter equals some very yummy brownies. My goodness, I just love that woman's recipes.

Before devouring the brownies for dessert, I made a chicken and caramelized onion pizza for dinner:

What a delicious day!


Blogger DPUTiger said...

Ahhh, beading! I have many bits and pieces, with dreams of creating stitch markers or Turtlegirl's row counters. Have I actually made anything though? NO! Maybe it's just b/c I never found a good shop in LA that was a reasonable distance to my house.

Those brownies look AMAZING! Can I have some? :)

11:39 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Wow, after eating the brownies and pizza, I'm sure you went and plowed the back 40, right? :-)

6:53 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

Great necklace -- love the clasp! Now I'm drooling over that brownie ...

8:06 AM  
Anonymous lori said...

Holy domestic goddess, batman!

All looks amazing and could practically smell the pizza and brownies - food and bead craft porn!

If I don't make it to 8/1's gathering: meat department.

1:07 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

oh my gawd, the pizza and brownie look delicious. i'll just stick with my boring brown rice ...

btw, just saw the shrug and it's gorgeous! glad the lifeline worked.

9:00 PM  

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