Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Natural inspired bracelets.

End of summer is here... I decided to design a natural inspired stretchy bracelet made from natural seeds. It's made of coral, elephant ear and carambolo seeds.

This is also a fun raising for Lymphoma Society on behalf of Ella McNeil.

To learn more, please visit http://bigib.etsy.com

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sterling Silver Bib necklace

A friend of mine asked me to make a bib necklace for her. I grabbed a paper and pencil and starts drawing circles. I showed her if this is something she had in mind. It was better...

So, I decided to make one for my Etsy friends.

Each circles is made of sterling silver wire, cut, formed, soldered, stamped (to create details) and arranged according to the design.

The piece dangled on a 49 strand nylon coated silver plated steel wire with sterling silver lobster clasp and 2" extender.

Neckline is about 18" total. The center piece is about 4.5" wide and 3" tall.

To learn more about this piece, please visit my Etsy store.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Biking in Madison... sure...!

Biking in Madison, WI is so much fun. We started at Olin Turville park and follow the bike path by the lake. It was hot with beautiful lake view. I wish there's an ice cream store near by.
I know there are ice cream stores in the State street. We decided to go to Monona Terrace and cross State Capital. I wasn't sure how do we get to State Capital but to my surprise, they have bike elevator.

It's a pretty big elevator that could fit 4 bikes. It will take you to the 5th floor, the level where would take you to State Capital. Then you just follow the traffic and go to state street.

We stopped by the spotted cow ice cream. It was worth the trip.

Yes, we plan to bike more in Madison, WI

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Vista Royalle, a great place for family camping

Once a year, we would have a family camping with our church. Last weekend, we went camping at Vista Royalle, Bancroft, WI. Even though the location is further than our regular place, I think it is one of the best camp grounds I've been.

It has lots of activities, including swimming pool, jumping pillow, playground, pool, mini golf, ice cream shack and more. In addition to that, they also have weekly activities. Last week, they had children carnival. The fire department stop by and did a water fight game. It's truly a family activity.

We stayed in campgrounds no 71,73,75,77,79. I like it as the location has lots of trees and close to shower and pool. During our stay, thunder storm came by. We survived the storm as there's no water around us. It looks like the camp site across from us, I think it's 106, has a standing water. Luckily, there was no tent around that area.

Plan to come back next year....