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!


  1. Thank you for hosting! Looks like your new camera is working fine to me! Also, love the beachy blue bead with that swirl in the metal on those earrings!

  2. Thank you for hosting yet, another great party at Mastepiece Monday, dear Mary. I have a big, semi-pro from my profesional photographer daughter, who bought a better one and it takes great pics, I'm just not a good photographer, that's all, lol.. Hugs,

  3. Glad you got a new camera you liked. I had a Nikkon Coolpix and just wore it out! ;) Your snaps look great. You're so smart and thanks for the tute on the cute earrings!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  4. Wow- That takes really good pictures! Thanks for the earring tutorial! xo Diana

  5. Thanks for hosting week after week, I'm glad to be here!

  6. Cute Earrings! So simple :) The pics look great too!

  7. So lovely Earrings! Though it's looking simple but can be beautiful present to anyone beloved.

  8. Thanks for hosting! Have a great week :)

  9. Thanks for hosting. I am loving the female artwork. Much fun. Ginger

  10. Thanks again for hosting and the wonderful invitation to join the party, this truly has been a labor of love!
    Cute Earrings by the way!

  11. Very nice pics / enjoy your camera! :) Happy Labor Day :)

  12. Thanks so much for hosting! Life to the full, Melissa

  13. Just had to tell ya, I love your blog header. Thanks so much for hosting.