Monday, April 4, 2016


It's "Maker Monday"... my series of posts where I feature something I've made during the week, and encourage the maker lifestyle.

I try to donate to fundraisers as much as I am able. I believe in helping out whenever I can.
So, I wanted to do something nice for an upcoming fundraiser for the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. Funds raised go towards accessibility items and projects within our State Parks and State Forests. The event is in May, but I wanted to get it done early.
So... what did I do?
I have matted one of my altered photographs (this one is of Lyman Run State Park that I took last summer). Being one of the local State Parks, I felt it was appropriate. Then, I wanted to make a jewelry set. So I've combined lots of really pretty sterling silver findings and chain, and made a necklace and earrings set. The lampwork bead in the middle of the necklace was made by Theresa Jones; an artist friend of mine back in New Mexico. All the stone beads are Blue Goldstone. I chose them, because I think they really represent the dark skies that we have here. Countless people enjoy the Dark Sky parties at our local Cherry Springs State Park.

... and while I had the energy, I made a few more things...
See you all tomorrow.