Sunday, July 7, 2013

Jewelry and July

After that last shirt refashion I decided it was time to do something else besides sewing for my next project. I went with beading and made this really beautiful mint, pink and green necklace. The owl pendant used to be on a ring.

I love how it turned out! I think the shape of the draping that the double strands make is so cool. It actually looks even better when you put it on.

Besides the jewelry making I've been out celebrating Fourth of July. My husband and I rode bikes and met up with my parents and friends on the other side of the Mississippi. 

We rode our bikes over the Arsenal Bridge and as we were riding across a train was crossing too. We raced the train over the river and across the bridge into Illinois. It was quite exciting...And loud. 

 Matt took this picture of me while we were out riding and I really like how it turned out. I have a tendency to be overly critical, cynical, and what have you when it comes to photos of myself so its kind of cool to see a snapshot I genuinely like.

 Plus my bike is in the photo and I adore my bike. <3 <3 

 It was dark out during our ride but we still got a few fun photos anyway.

Matt was channeling his inner Abraham Lincoln for Fourth of July spirit. My insane and awesome (insanely awesome?) sense of style is rubbing off on him....excellent. Mwah haha.

We were quite a sight to be seen out riding our bikes that evening.

We painted our bathroom yesterday and I have a couple of spray paint projects and another necklace I'm working on too. That's pretty much it though. I'll post more results when I get some of these new projects finished up! Thanks for reading :)