Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving & Dick's new hobby...

We want to wish all our family and friends a very happy Thanksgiving. We are sad being away from family but will still have a good meal with lots of other people that are in the same boat here at the RV park. We are watching the parade on live feed out of New York and then maybe a football game this afternoon.

If you are out there reading this, drop us a line or two and cheer us up.


No travel Blog today, just showing off what Dick has been doing in his spare time.

It's interesting what you can learn from a book. Dick started to wire wrap some stones that he purchased and then moved on to use some of the rocks that he has found and polished.

I think this piece was posted another time. It is the first one he made.

Again this is a purchased stone and wrapped with silver plated copper wire.

Showing the front of another.

And the back. Still trying to figure out what to do with the top wires to make it look good.

Dick's Dad and Mom spent time on the beach picking up pretty rocks and his Dad polished them. Dick found his collection and thought it would be fun to wire wrap some of his rocks and thereby have two generations working to create one piece of jewelry.

This is another beach rock that Dick's father polished and Dick wrapped. Notice the new style at the top. Dick is also tumbling some of the ones his Dad never got around to and hopes to use some some of them in the future.

We picked up this fossil sand dollar from the Port Aransas beach at Texas. It's over one million years old. If you look close you can see the center of the sand dollar.

Dick decided to try something new so using one of the chalcedony stones that he picked up from Quartzsite, Arizona polished and turned it into a bracelet to fit Jackie's wrist.

He plans to try a ring and earrings in the future.

To be continued...


Deanna said...

So thankful for you guys and all the love you've given me. Hope you have a happy holiday!

Anonymous said...

We all miss you guys too! I hope the turkey dinner was yummy and it was spent with new 'family'!

Dad.... the jewelry is AMAZING!!!! I love love LOVE that you are making it with your dad too! He would think it was just beautiful!

Debbie said...

Sorry I haven't been able to connect with you guys. I miss and love you both! I love the jewlery- I especially love the rectangle orangish one. Nice work and awesome way to continue sharing what Grandpa Driver found beautiful.

Anonymous said...

That is my favorite one too. The long rectangle, orange one with the silver wire going straight up and down!! Deb, you've got good taste!
I was going to tell you Dad, that you should check out, you can sell them there.