Thursday, December 15, 2016
There's No Place Like Home
When we switched on the TV, Wednesday night, we came upon final scenes from The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy closes her eyes and recites, "There's no place like home. There's no place like home". Then she awakens in her own bed, surrounded by her loved ones.
The house charms came from Inviciti. I wanted to frame them with some kind link. I had some sterling silver kite shaped links in mind, that I was going to hammer and patina. But it turned out the links were smaller than I had remembered them to be. So I got out a bunch of other links before I found this round pair that were the right size. But then I realized that the holes at the tops of the houses were itty-bitty. So next I pulled out all my jump rings and wire to see if I could find something in a small enough gauge to fit through the holes in the charms. Without going into all the unsuccessful details, suffice it to say that my work table looked like this before I was done with the job! The earrings are hiding in this mess. Can you find them?
I rather enjoy the problem solving that is sometimes required in order to make the vision in my head come true. Admittedly, at times, that process can tip over into frustration. But in this case I had fun and am quite pleased with the result. The "There's No Place Like Home" earrings are available in my shop now.
There's no place like home.....