I was given several very thin metal findings - 'doodads' - to see what I could come up with. This is my first try. The outside came easy enough but I kept wondering what to do with the center, which has a small hole. My solution, at least this time, is two rings, the larger on the bottom. The tails of the two rings are threaded through the bead then through the hat to hold the medallion on. The doodad is so thin it bends easily so I'm thinking maybe putting a button on the inside to help keep it from bending when wearing the hat.
Lizbeth # 652 Royal Blue size 20
I put it on the side of the hat but I'm not sure it's positioned quite right yet. I think I'll have to put the hat on a head to be able to see where it looks the best.
Lizbeth #144 Leaf Swirl size 20
I've had the idea for while to make a bracelet with buttons and finally found a combination of buttons and thread that I like. I've given this to one of my daughters to try out for awhile. She has instructions to let me know what she thinks of it, what works and what doesn't. She hasn't got back to me about it yet though I'm anxiously waiting. I have some other, really cute buttons I would like to do this to but if there is something I should do differently I'd like to know before I start.
It's funny, for as many hearts as I did for Valentine's Day I haven't done a thing for Easter. I guess it's still a few days away, I could still get something made...
Thank you to all of you who asked after my mom. She is doing very well and is back home. She does have some in-home care and a neighbor who checks in frequently so I'm not too concerned about her being alone. She did spend a few days in rehab to get some of her strength back, which also relieved my sister and I. We were afraid she would try to go straight home from the hospital. This situation could have been a lot worse. We are very grateful of how well things are working out and how well she is getting along.
"We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine."
Dwight L. Moody
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