Junk jewelry! I know you all have heard of this! Look around the house...
empty stuff out of the junk drawers that is small enough to fit on a piece of jewelry.
This includes old keys, nuts, lost & found items, charms, game pieces, broken
jewelry, odd earrings and whatever strikes your fancy! This is so much fun.
This is my work space! Today it is the dining room table!
Who knows where it will be tomorrow.
It looks like a disaster and I guess you could say it is, but this way
I have everything in front of me, and I can grab whatever strikes me!
More jewelry stuff!
Check out my etsy store where I will be adding some of my jewelry.
Thanks for visiting!
Have a great day, Friends, and come back to visit.
To all teachers out there who are looking for more ideas...go here! You will find some very inspiring help here! My daughter, the middle school language arts teacher also author, has lots of articles on Suite 101. She is very creative.
You all have a great evening and rest of the week!
Bell Work Activities for August Schools open this month and here is some information for you teachers out there who need some new ideas and inspiration. Doris is a language arts teacher at a middle school who is also an author. She has other ideas posted on Suite 101 if you care to look. She has very good ideas.
Have a great week Friends, Teachers, and Students!
The photo shows both the old and new capital buildings in Tallahassee, Florida.
The founding of Tallahassee was largely a matter of convenience. In 1821, Florida was ceded by Spain to the United States. A territorial government was established, but the impracticalities of alternately meeting in St. Augustine and Pensacola — the two largest cities in the territory at the time — led territorial governor William Pope Duval to appoint two commissioners to establish a more central meeting place.
In October 1823, John Lee Williams of Pensacola and Dr. William Simmons of St. Augustine selected the former Indian settlement of Tallahassee (roughly midway between the two cities) as a suitable place. Their decision was also based on its location near a beautiful waterfall — now part of Cascades Park — and the old capital of the Apalachee chiefdom. In March of the following year it was formally proclaimed the capital. Florida did not become a state, however, until 1845 (Tebeau:122).
On November 1, 1823, John Lee Williams wrote to Congressional Delegate (and later Florida Governor), Richard Keith Call, about the location of the capital:
"Doct. Simmons has agreed that the Site should be fixed near the old fields abandoned by the Indians after Jackson's invasion, but has not yet determined whether between the ... old fields, or on a fine high lawn about a mile W. In both spots the water is plenty and good."
The rough hewn frontier capital gradually grew into a town during Florida's territorial period. In anticipation of becoming a state, the territorial government erected a greek revival masonry structure that would befit a state capitol. The structure opened in 1845 in time for statehood and eventually become known as the "old Capitol" which stands in front of the current new capitol high rise today.
Copied from Wikipedia.
Have a great Wednesday, Friends! I will be back soon.
Smiles and Blessings,
I am a semi-retired woman who works part-time at our county library. Three terrific daughters and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren make up my immediate family.
Thrift-shops, antique stores, flea markets, vintage shops, etc., are my favorites! Mixing old and new with rustic country is my style that I call eclectic. And that makes me happy.