..: Sep 1, 2012

Saturday, September 1

Welcome To The 88th Masterpiece Monday!


Well, I'm back in picture taking business, yay! No thanks the the new Vivitar 7122 digital camera I bought, I really struggled with it! It wasn't user friendly at all and barely had any instructions included with it. It had an 800 number to call, but I didn't want to spend my time on the phone and going online produced very little results. I just needed a good a manual. But what did I expect from a 30 dollar camera anyway?  It was really irritating and confusing, so I took it back to Target and purchased the Nikon cool pix L25. It was more expensive of course, but $89.99 didn't seem too bad of a price. And it's very similar to my Kodak, I love it. It came in silver color which I also like.

Anywhoo, here's my first post with my new camera!  An Earring Tutortial:
I used two pieces of 20 guage silver plated wire cut into 4" pieces.
I wrapped the wire around a broom handle to get a good curve. And next I made a smaller curl in the center with my round nose pliers. Then I bent a sharp curve on the wider opened end with the round nose pliers.

Since I don't yet have the proper tools to harden and flatten metal wire, I hammered the bottom swirl section with a the smooth side of a meat tenderizing mallot against my cement floor in the garage.
Last, I just added a bead, soooooo easy!

Boogieboard Cottage

2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy).

Most of all, have fun!