It is always interesting for me to meet people who are skilled in arts or crafts; I find the ability to create truly authentic "style" fascinating and really admire women who can express their individual identities by their own hand.
A group of the ladies here at the park meet every Friday afternoon to make jewelry and teach each other the fine art of beading and creating wire based jewelry. I have never made jewelry in any form and welcomed the opportunity to learn a new skill, particularly because I love to wear "just the right accessory" with an ensemble. To your immediate left you see a completed chain one of the ladies is currently completing. (she is not willing to let me take her picture...she says maybe later).
I have to admit I was somewhat apprehensive as to my own abilities to do this craft because I am not very handy with mechanical devices of any sort. Fortunately, I have not found it too difficult.. so far. The yellow beaded chain is my very first attempt to make jewelry of any kind. I hope to complete the project this coming Friday during class. I want to add the two butterflies on a dangling chain (needs to be cut) to give a nod to current jewelry fashion trends. I specifically chose the yellow beads to accompany a top that the necklace would complement.
I already have two more projects in mind; as you can probably surmise, I am looking forward to creating some "one of a kind" looks to compliment my styling. This new skill also helps keep the mind sharper by learning new activities; a vital process to "Rocking my Age."
On an entirely different note, I want to publicly compliment Judith Boyd, aka known as the Style Crone (StyleCrone.com) on her new contract to model at a Denver modeling agency. As all my readers are aware, I have the utmost admiration for this seventy something mature woman. Aside from her exceptional styling skills, her presentations over the year I have been reading her blogs, etc., demonstrate she is ideal as a fashion model. (only agism could fail to recognize this immediately once one views her work). Personally, I am very tired of having teenagers model designs meant for much, much older women!! She also appears to be a woman who has also experienced both fortune and tragedy in her life, and "Rocks her age".........a good role model for all of us.