Finished Nevada Quilt and Leather Bead Wrap Bracelets

Well…I finally finished the quilt I designed for someone my sister knows. I’m pleased at how it turned out, even if it was a bugger to put together. 🙂

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Am taking a break from quilting now…dug out my leather cords, beads, buttons, thread and needles!

And making a bunch of these:

Charm Bracelets

Over Christmas break my niece and I hit a few spots where I gave her some money to buy something for herself (Nevada Museum of Art and Reno Bead Shop)…she picked out a few charms and asked me to make her a charm bracelet.

Yesterday was a furlough day, so I figured I’d make her bracelet…sorry about the qualtity of the pictures, it was early morning and I didn’t quite have the right lighting.

She picked out a Yin Yang, Frog, Sun, Dragon, Football Helmet (Minnesota Vikings), Plane (trip to New Orleans), Peace Sign (because she’s that kind of girl! 🙂 ), Butterfly, and Dog. I found a dog that looked more like her Kona, an H (for Hannah), a Seahorse, a different Peace Sign (not so large and with a green crystal in it), and a fleur-de-lis (for her upcoming trip to New Orleans!). I chose a silver toggle with greenish moonstone crystals around it. I left some room for any new charms that she finds in New Orleans.

Then I pulled out my charm bracelet that I had when I was a kid! Not a lot on there, I think it was started at an earlier age than Hannahs. I have the following silver and ivory charms on mine: San Francisco Cable Car, an Ivory fish from Alaska, (missing is a movie camera from Universal Studios), a Japanese character from SF Japanese Tea Garden, Disneyland Castle, an Alaskan Cache, Mt. Rushmore, McKinley Park, Crazy Horse, Pack Burro from Calico Ghost Town.

I may have to make myself a new bracelet and start adding more charms!