4-H Friday – Bee Pollinator

Design Ideas, unhealthy jewelry ideas floating around in my head – usually at the most inopportune time; like just as I’m drifting off to sleep.

Sometimes I’ll get up and sketch something by the light of my phone at my bedside & other times I’m sure I’ll remember.

On regular days:

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I lay out the stones in an arrangement that I like, more about   or in color matches that I find interesting.  I really liked this Amethyst with Turquoise.

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Then it comes down to keeping track of how much each stone costs, how many square inches of sterling silver sheet I’m using & how much the beads are & how many accent beads I may be using.

June 09 200Then the shape is traced onto the sterling silver sheet & cut out with my jewelers saw.  You can see this one in the center of the picture.  It is rough at this point, but after filing & sanding, its ready for the stones to be set.

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Here’s the final piece – this one ended up going to Texas with a lady who was visiting the World Angus Forum that was held at Spruce Meadows in 2009.   It was a really interesting show & cattle looked AMAZING on the beautiful backdrop of Spruce Meadows. 
Design Ideas, treatment jewelry ideas floating around in my head – usually at the most inopportune time; like just as I’m drifting off to sleep.

Sometimes I’ll get up and sketch something by the light of my phone at my bedside & other times I’m sure I’ll remember (that rarely happens).

On regular days:

June 09 213

I lay out the stones in an arrangement that I like, stomach   in color matches that I find interesting,  or sometimes I have a shape in mind & have to search out the stone combination that fits the idea I have in my head.  I really liked this Amethyst with Turquoise combo.

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Then it comes down to keeping track of how much each stone costs, how many square inches of sterling silver sheet I’m using & how much the beads are & how many accent beads I may be using.

June 09 200

Then the shape is traced onto the sterling silver sheet & cut out with my jewelers saw.  You can see this one in the center of the picture.  It is rough at this point, but after filing & sanding, its ready for the stones to be set.

july09 062

Here’s the final piece – this one ended up going to Texas with a lady who was visiting the World Angus Forum that was held at Spruce Meadows in 2009.   It was a really interesting show & cattle looked AMAZING on the beautiful backdrop of Spruce Meadows.
Design Ideas, sildenafil jewelry ideas floating around in my head – usually at the most inopportune time; like just as I’m drifting off to sleep.

Sometimes I’ll get up and sketch something by the light of my phone at my bedside & other times I’m sure I’ll remember (that rarely happens).

On regular days:

June 09 213

I lay out the stones in an arrangement that I like,  in color matches that I find interesting,  or sometimes I have a shape in mind & have to search out the stone combination that fits the idea I have in my head.  I really liked this Amethyst with Turquoise combo.

June 09 203

Then it comes down to keeping track of how much each stone costs, how many square inches of sterling silver sheet I’m using & how much the beads are & how many accent beads I may be using.

June 09 200

Then the shape is traced onto the sterling silver sheet & cut out with my jewelers saw.  You can see this one in the center of the picture.  It is rough at this point, but after filing & sanding, its ready for the stones to be set.

july09 062

Here’s the final piece – this one ended up going to Texas with a lady who was visiting the World Angus Forum that was held at Spruce Meadows in 2009.   It was a really interesting show & cattle looked AMAZING on the beautiful backdrop of Spruce Meadows.

 

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Design Ideas, website jewelry ideas floating around in my head – usually at the most inopportune time; like just as I’m drifting off to sleep.

Sometimes I’ll get up and sketch something by the light of my phone at my bedside & other times I’m sure I’ll remember (that rarely happens).

On regular days:

June 09 213

I lay out the stones in an arrangement that I like, treat   in color matches that I find interesting, cialis 40mg   or sometimes I have a shape in mind & have to search out the stone combination that fits the idea I have in my head.  I really liked this Amethyst with Turquoise combo.

June 09 203

Then it comes down to keeping track of how much each stone costs, how many square inches of sterling silver sheet I’m using & how much the beads are & how many accent beads I may be using.

June 09 200

Then the shape is traced onto the sterling silver sheet & cut out with my jewelers saw.  You can see this one in the center of the picture.  It is rough at this point, but after filing & sanding, its ready for the stones to be set.

july09 062

Here’s the final piece – this one ended up going to Texas with a lady who was visiting the World Angus Forum that was held at Spruce Meadows in 2009.   It was a really interesting show & cattle looked AMAZING on the beautiful backdrop of Spruce Meadows.

 

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4-H Canada has a new initiative starting this month across the country.

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4-H Clubs across Canada will have access to Bee Pollinator Garden Seed Packets to use as a fundraiser for their club. 

Bees and bee health seem to be in the news a lot lately.  The amazing facts are mind boggling.  In order to reproduce, store plants rely on insects and other pollinators.  Therefore, over time, plants have adapted to become more attractive to pollinators.

We have pollinators to thank for many of the foods we eat.  Pollination is important to the production of one third of today’s food crops.

If you don’t know a 4-H Family or know where to find your local club,  check the 4-H Canada site, or google 4-H and your province to find a club near you that is participating!

If all else fails,  get a hold of me,  I can’t wait to get my hands on these kits & spread the seeds around our place!!

 

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2 Responses to “4-H Friday – Bee Pollinator”

  1. Elle-Bo said...

    Thanks for sharing, Shelagh! Could I order some for mom & dad’s new place, please?

  2. Shelagh said...

    For sure! Email me with how many packets you want & I’ll get them to you! Thanks