I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember. From east to west, coast to coast, and shore to shore, I always find a treasure to keep, and adore.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Are You Ready?

For the weekend? I sure am!
Because I just renewed my fishing license for fresh and salt water!!!

On Sunday we have plans to hit one of our freshwater lakes (and there are MANY!) to drown a few worms and see what's biting. Let's hope the weather behaves and we don't get rained out. When a storm blows in and you are out on the lake in a boat or pontoon you would swear you were in the middle of the ocean. The water gets choppy, and "waves" come up over the sides and drench YOU and the boat. Been there done that a couple of times, and I don't want a repeat. I'm hoping for a nice sunny morning, and I'm sure as hot as it's been we won't stay out all day. It's not like I can take a dip, or go for a swim in any of the lakes around here. Some people do....but I prefer not to dangle any body part in gator territory. Nor will I lean out over the railing. Alligators can propel themselves straight up out of the water about half their body length. And they are stealthy, too. You won't even know he's there until it's too late.

No sireeeee. This gal does NOT swim with the gators!

Cause I need my arms and hands to make pretty things :D

This sharks eye bracelet turned out pretty cool. It would look better on the right size wrist, though.
This will fit a 6 1/2 to 7 inch wrist....I'm thinking probably 7. I want to try it on Laci and see. It's nice to have different sized wrists in the family to check these on! It sure beats measuring and guessing, or second guessing myself :P

These beetlenut and mother of pearl shell beads accent this shell beautifully. I really love the naturalness of this bracelet. I added some gunmetal spacers between each bead to compliment the dark swirl on the shell, and finished it off with gunmetal wire guards and toggle clasp.

I've been playing with leather and olive shells again ;)

This one has some nice big large hole pearls, and is on brown leather cord. An extender chain and lobster clasp make it fit larger sized wrist, too. It fits a 6 1/2 inch to about an 8 1/2 inch wrist.

 This olive shell is on a braided leather cord, and is just a simple bracelet.

 My husband really likes this one. It's more manly and rugged looking, and totally his style. I like it, too!
It's cool! This fits a large wrist...about 8 1/2 to 9 inches.

Next up I have a pretty pink coral necklace and bracelet....

Next time!

Have a great weekend!!!!


Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I don't think I would even want to be in a boat with gators in the lake!! Maybe if you wore your sharks eye bracelet you could fool them! Those are lovely pieces and I'm anxious to see your coral pink bracelet!

julie cavender said...

Have a good time fishing. Wise decision not to swim with the gators. Scary that they are that agile, they don't look it.

Your creations as always are beautiful. I think you're right about the olive one being a little more masculine. I can see it on some surfer's wrist!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

The beetlenut and mother of pearl compliment the sharks eye perfectly! I hope you catch some fish - what are you fishing for?

Migrainista said...

Ready indeed. My weekend will be filled with more unpacking and such, but my husband will be here so it will be great!

Sounds like you have a fun weekend ahead. Hope the weather cooperates.

Sheryl Hastings said...

I completely agree with you! Keep your arms away from the gators! You do need them to create these beautiful pieces. I'm sure they come in handy for lots of other things as well.

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

I wan't to see what's biting on those lakes too (except gators), take some photos, please! :) Have a lovely weekend!

Life in Rehab said...

Totes gorge, as the kids say! Your creations are SO unusual, really a welcome escape from the norm.

AntKaybe said...

The olives bracelets are gorgeous! In Florida - we never ask "Does your lake have a gator?" - We ask "How many?" Have fun scaring the fish this weekend.

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