Saturday, October 13, 2007

Ribbons and things

I popped over to the craft store in the afternoon, where I was only going to "quickly" pick up a "couple" of things. Yeah, right. Many, many hours and $40 later, I came away with some really awesome goodies. My favorites are these vintage-looking keys and buttons pictured at the top. I was thinking of incorporating them as pendants with maybe some Swarovski crystals.

I am also going to start experimenting with using ribbons in my designs, so I picked up a few spools in different colors. I'm a little anxious to see how this turns out. I couldn't resist getting the pink and green polka dot ribbons, though at this point I'm not sure how or what I'm going to use them for.

Additionally, I decided that I'm finally ready to use a jig to make more complicated wire designs, so I got me one of those, too, but I need to practice first before I turn out results that are good enough to be put in necklaces.

As a side note, I was so thirsty after all that craft shopping that I decided to go to the grocery store in search of a cold drink. Nothing really appealed to me except that Vitamin Water stuff that comes in different flavors (everything else in the cold cases were carbonated drinks, which I wasn't in the mood for). So I reluctantly bought a Vitamin Water. I say reluctantly because ever since Jennifer Aniston became their spokeswhore, I vowed to boycott this product. She is #2 on my list of people whom I completely loathe and anything she endorses is fair game for a boycott. (Mr. HD calls this my "irrational hatred" of her, but I swear I've never been more coldly rational about anything in my life.)

However, I'm sorry to say that the Vitamin Water actually wasn't half bad, and so if I ever get stuck in the desert by myself with no signs of civilization or even an oasis for miles around, maybe I'll consider getting this product again. But only then.

6 comments:

mom2amara said...

I'm seriously excited to see what you do with the green polka dot ribbon! And I'm curious now about what beautiful work you'll do with the keys...

Alissa said...

1. Love the keys. Very Gwen :)
2. I thought Aniston stumped for SmartWater? I know 50 Cent does Vitamen Water.

Highmaintenancemom said...

yeah I thought Aniston was Smartwater & 50 cent is in the vitamin water commercials....the keys are very cool!

Hazel Designs said...

m2a, I am curious as to what I will do with that green polka dot too. So far I have no ideas :)

Hazel Designs said...

alissa and HMM, ha! I knew you two would know for sure!!!!!

Karmela said...

There is nothing at all irrational about hating Fuglyfer Anniston.