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Monday, February 25, 2013

Beading with Elizabeth

This past weekend I got to spend the weekend with my youngest niece Elizabeth.

It started with our sleepover at the ROM. We made masks with feathers and explore our favourite part of the museum, the Shad Gallery.

Once we were back at my place on Saturday, Elizabeth decided that we should make something to put in this box we had bought for her grandmother's birthday.

Earrings were the perfect choice. Looking in my drawer of Swarovski she found beautiful little butterflies. Here are the earrings that she designed.

We selected these earrings made with furnace glass from my inventory of earrings.

In the Swarovski drawer she found some Palace Green Opal round crystals which she wanted to use to make a bracelet for her mom. We decided to use some of the butterflies leftover from Grandma's earrings.

She then decided that it need a box. So Sandra gets the Grandma Fifi box.

On Sunday morning, after a good night's sleep in my bed, she selected a necklace from my inventory. I shortened it the perfect length, with an extender chain so she could grow into it.

Of course her next question was did I have a box for it. Luckily I had the perfect blue box.

I decided that we could not leave out making something for Elizabeth's dad and brother. I thought that keychains would be great. I pulled out the raku beads from my Tucson Treasures that Maria had given me.

Elizabeth selected the lizard for her brother, Mackenzie and a fish for her dad, Les. We found some fire polished rondelles to accent each.

She then wanted to make one for herself and her mom. Using the round celtic knots we designed these.

Here is the whole family of keychains.

Elizabeth, it was so much fun the spend the weekend together. We made some beautiful things as a team.

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