Hi friends and happy Sunday. It is a happy Sunday because I have the next week off from school so I can spend glorious time in my craft room. I am a happy camper! I would love to experiment with my husband's Valentine gift to me but I don't know if I can but more on that later. I know I will be making jewelry and doing a little sewing, maybe some knitting.
I know everyone is probably familiar with these ruffly scarves that are popular now. I have made a few of them. The one in the picture matches one I made my sister for her birthday a couple of weeks ago. The Sashay yarn used to make them has another style that I really love.
You may remember that I mentioned my oldest son turned 23 on February 8th. I made him his favorite brownies as his birthday dessert and they went over BIG!
I have been complaining for some time now that I don't feel safe wearing either of my expensive charm bracelets because I am afraid of losing the charms. Several people have advised me to get the charms soldered on at a jewelers to make the bracelet safe to wear. I asked at a couple of jewelers and the prices were ridiculously high. I kept thinking that soldering would be a useful skill to learn. Now that I make jewelry, I occasionally run into a jump ring that won't stay closed so it would be nice to solder those types of things. Well my husband knows the way to my heart is through my craft room! He gave me this for Valentine's Day:
I love it! I have been watching tutorials on soldering on YouTube and I realize I need a couple of things before I try it out: a heat-proof mat, a holder would be nice and some flux. I may not get everything to try it out this week but I will do it soon. I can't wait. They sell 14 karat gold soldering wire and even though it is naturally expensive, it will save me a ton compared to the jeweler's quotes.
I hope you all have a great week ahead. Our temperatures are supposed to be going up this week so I plan on trying to get outside and take in some fresh air when that happens. Take care. Nancy