A Drive Along the Blue Ridge

I'm lucky that access to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway is only about an hour from where we live. We access it over in North Carolina. Mr Shabby and I work hard so we rarely get to do things just for us. 

But last Friday we put down our tools and locked the door behind us as we headed for the Blue Ridge to hopefully catch some fall color vistas before the color disappears.

I thought I would share a few pictures with you. The color was there but not in blazing glory like it is some years. But hey, we loved being up among the clouds and finding spots where it was just us and the sound of the wind.

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It was one of those beautiful perfect fall days to get outside, inhale the wonderful smells of Autumn, enjoy your travelling companion and just be.

Rejuvenated, we are back at work now, but I know I still carry the day with me.

Wishing all my friends a happy week and I hope you too take some time to enjoy and simply be.

Sweet Southern Smoochies ~ Gail xxoo

 




2 Responses

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Creative Workshops

May 12, 2018

Thank you Pam! And yes it was not only relaxing but inspirational too! :)

Pam
Pam

May 12, 2018

Ohh, how beautiful that countryside is Gail! and those autumnal colours are amazing! Now there’s inspiration for some jewellery pieces!

How wonderful to take a slow and easy drive through all that gorgeousness. xx

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How to Measure for a Bracelet or Necklace

Measuring for a Bracelet

Measure your wrist with a flexible tape measure or a strip of paper just above the wrist bone, where you would normally wear the bracelet. If you use a plain strip of paper, make a mark with a pen or pencil. You can then use a ruler to measure the marked length. That would be your wrist size.

If you prefer a snug fit add 1/4" - 1/2" to your wrist size. For a little more of a comfort fit add approximately 3/4" - 1". If you like your bracelets really loose with lots of movement add about 1 1/4". It really is all about personal preference.

 Measuring for a Necklace

Necklace length is truly a personal preference. Lengths pictured here are guidelines for illustrative purposes only...to offer you a visual idea of where a necklace might lie.

Body build will make a difference in where a necklace will fall. The best way to determine where the length of a necklace will fall on you is to measure. It is very easy. Grab a soft tape measure (like used in dressmaking), and stand in front of a mirror. Wrap the tape measure around the back of your neck and find the lengths in front that you like best. No tape measure? No problem. Use something like a string or piece of ribbon, wrap it across the back of your neck and down your front where you want it to hang. Continue to hold on to one end for marking and use a ruler or tape measure and measure from your finger to the end.