My favorite little bits of bling are cute charms and beads made out of bottle caps that were created by a friend of mine, Cathy Collision, who owns a bead store, Glass Garden Beads (I wrote a story about Cathy and her Bottle Cap Beads that you can read if you click here). I stopped in the shop today to pick up a bottle cap charm they made for me and noticed some cool new jewelry they made out of enamel pieces and bottle caps. Guess what? Some of the enamel pieces were shaped like sprockets and, even better, some were turquoise!
My new pendant - made from an enamel "sprocket" and a Fat Tire bottle cap "flower"
I couldn't help myself, I had to have one of the cool little sprocket pieces and turn it into some sort of pendant. With Heather's help (she makes way cool jewelry-www.lawrenzjewelry.com) I picked out a "sprocket" and a flower piece made from a Fat Tire Ale bottle cap (New Belgium Brewing) and Heather put together a pendant for me. It matches my bike, my helmet, my new jersey and the cycling sunglasses I want to buy. It also matches my iPhone case, my computer, my airplane (a 1955 Piper Pacer, cream with turquoise trim), the paint in my music room and my Makita cordless drill.
A happy me wearing my new pendant and matching bike jersey.
Note: I am so happy with my new pendant that I forgot to make my bed.
That's an awful lot of matching for a woman who does not consider herself a girly-girl. I think I'd better go mow the lawn with my lawn tractor or chop some wood to balance things out.