Monday, July 9, 2012

Inspiration Board: Adirondacks


We've just returned from our time in the Adirondacks, or as we call it 'camp.' It is a wonderful place to unplug and forget about all the things that stress you out at home. One of the favorite places is sitting on the dock watching the water and the kids swim. It is just stunning.

I did get the chance to work on quite a few projects, so I'll be posting them over the next week or two. This is the first one, Antique Pearl Cuff, which is finally completed. The pearls in the cuff were my Mom's. Nothing too fancy, just nice glass pearls. I finished up the pearl cuff with antique mother-of-pearl buttons. I found these in a forgotten sewing machine drawer at my mother-in-law's. I'll bet they were there for 50+ years! So they were a nice finish to the bracelet. I added a simple beaded loop to hold it in place and it seemed to come together nicely. 








I thought I'd leave a little Adirondack inspiration board for anyone stuck at work in this heat! It's Monday, I'm back and work, and will be thinking of sitting at the dock.


What patterns do you dream when you've got the luxury of a lazy day?

17 comments:

Ashley said...

I love that cuff! What a beautiful place to relax, I need a vacation myself!

xo

Ashley

Southern (California) Belle

New End Studio said...

Pretty pearl cuff, I like it! Your vacation place looks refreshing, quiet, and peaceful.

Duni said...

The pearl cuff is gorgeous! I bet you were happy finding those antique buttons :)
The lake looks so peaceful. Just my kind of place!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I'd love to be sitting in one of those chairs at the edge of the water right now!
Beautiful new bracelets...they'd dress up any outfit!

My Life Under the Bus said...

So pretty - I wish we had somewhere to get away to even for a week - everyone is sick of hanging around the house!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love the cuff finished! It is beautiful and can be worn with just about anything!

The camp photos are fun. Lakes are so relaxing and a perfect place to unwind. Back to reality!

Christine Altmiller said...

This bracelet is Gorgeous! It would be my go-to for any dressy affair. Wow!
Water is so inspiring and soothing. I seldom make things on vacation, but I always have my stash on hand just in case.
What a beautiful getaway spot :-)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely cuff refit ~and vacation photos are awesome ~ As the 300 follower to my blog ~ I am going to post it and write something for you as a gift ~ Thanks for becoming my 300th follower ~ enjoy ^_^ ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Kashmira said...

Oh my! The bracelet is SO pretty!!! Totally love it!

Thanks for visiting my blog...I think the voting is not activated yet. I published my post too soon I guess :(( Will come back and let you know when its turned on! Thanks so much!

Marcela Gmd said...

Nice place to rest!!! I love your creativity!!!
Have a good week!
Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥

IrelandBrady said...

Your pearl cuff bracelet is stunning!

Mama Zen said...

That bracelet is gorgeous!

BeadedTail said...

Looks like a beautiful place to be! Your cuff is lovely too!

winetastegirl.com said...

What a beautiful cuff! Thanks so much for sharing a little bit of your vacation with us.
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Marcie Abney said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've enjoyed browsing yours as well! Beautiful!

Kashmira said...

Hey there, thanks for voting for me! I saw your message first thing today :) Thanks for figuring it out too!

mommysdream said...

Looks like you had a wonderful vacation!

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