Summer inspiration!

I fooled around with my big stash of beads and findings and here are the results...

First off the Demeter Necklace! I love green hues and particularly the olive color...so  i combined 3 rows of beads (orange coral, green coral and Yellow Magnesite -Turquoise)and a row of a 24k golden plated sterling silver chain with a beautiful olive green ribbon.

Demeter Necklace
Demeter Necklace

Then i remembered the braided bracelets I used to make when i was a kid in the summer, using the threads i found in my grandmothers sewing basket. I wore them all through summer and then in September when school started i had to take them off...but the memory of my vacations remained from the white mark left on my skin from the bracelets.

So here is my new version of a summer bracelet.Cotton embroidery thread braided with a sterling silver chain.

Summer Bracelet


Now that's what i call a useful pet! :)

I heard it on the radio today so i had to check if it was true.....a 13 year old cat was responsible for 10 minor thefts a day!!!

See ya!

Here is the piece from reuters!


Cat burglar takes shine to washing-line underwear

LONDON | Thu Jul 8, 2010 11:50am EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - A spate of thefts from gardens and washing lines in a southern English town had been puzzling police.

Socks, gloves, ladies underwear -- almost anything left unattended was fair game for the thief, especially the knickers, and the rate of offending was getting worse.
But now the culprit has been unmasked as a kleptomaniac cat with a generous nature.
Eager to please his new owners, Peter and Birgitt Weismantel, 13-year-old Oscar had been bringing home presents to the family home in Portswood, a suburb of the southern coastal town of Southampton.
"He started bringing socks home a few months ago and then gardening gloves which we tracked to our neighbor," his owner Peter Weismantel told the Southern Daily Echo newspaper.
"Then we had a situation in which he brought back young women's underwear," said Peter, 72.
"It began to escalate and I telephoned the police as people must have been missing clothes -- especially with women's underwear being taken."
The couple have been fostering Oscar from Southampton's Cats Protection charity since Christmas.
Since then he had also pinched builder's gloves, a knee-pad, a paint roller, rubber gloves, and 10 pairs of children's underpants.
On average he commits 10 robberies a day.
"He brings them back as presents," Birgitt told the Echo. "We can't give him back now as he makes such an effort with all these gifts. He's got a lovely personality and is a very loving cat.
"I think we fell in love with him before he started taking all these things," she added. "It was just so touching to see him come home every day with something for us."
Now the couple will adopt Oscar full time but they still have yet to devise a way to curb his criminal instincts.
"He's still doing it now," said Peter. "We are thinking of training him as Fagin!"

Amazing isn't it? Poor Oscar felt he should be grateful for the old couple and decided to bring them presents!!