When I came home from work on the day before Thanksgiving, this adorable dog was hopping around our house. My 21 year old daughter had brought her home from the shelter because she couldn’t stand the thought of her being at the shelter on a holiday. I also think she had hopes that I would adopt Buttercup. As soon as I walked in the door and sat on the floor, Buttercup came over and laid her head in my lap. She had the prettiest blue eyes. We don’t know what happened to her before she got to the shelter, only that she had a severely broken leg and it had to be amputated. My daughter was not very happy that I decided not to adopt Buttercup, as a matter of fact, she told me that I didn’t have a soul :( Luckily, Buttercup was adopted by week’s end and she is living happily ever after!
My metals/jewelry making class that I am taking has inspired to create some really cute upcycled/recycled tile art necklaces . I was at the thrift shop last month and I picked up this tin full of Dora the Explorer domino type pieces. They were in great shape and made of a nice heavy filled plastic/resin with white on one side and Dora characters on the other side. I sat them aside until this past weekend when I thought – I need to do something with those cute little pieces. By nature, I’m a big recycler. I love taking something old and making it new. I’ve seen these necklaces all over Etsy so I thought I would give it a try. So, while hubby was out and about, I plopped down at the kitchen table and began creating. I had already downloaded a few art sheets specifically designed for domino size pieces from Etsy (these sheets are really inexpensive). You don’t have to use these, I just chose to. Leading up to this project, I had already bought jewelry bales, jump rings, and c