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Saturday, April 18, 2015

FUN! FUN! FUN! The Creative Ladies of Glenwood Retirement Community

Look at those smiles!

I was invited to "teach" a jewelry making class last week with the ladies from the Glenwood Retirement Community.  We have gotten together once before, so I knew it would be a great time.

There was no teaching needed.  These gals dug right into the components to string a necklace.  We had lovely teal and red rock colored pieces that had come from Arizona provided for the class, along with the cord.  These large focal beads looked as if they had been plucked from the Arizona rocks and sky.

I brought along some beads and spacers to compliment the colors, and the findings to add cord ends and a clasp.  

Making necklaces.

 Showing their creations!

They had such a good time.  I had such a good time!  We laughed.  The time flew by.

Each time I am scheduled to spend time with them, I will make a similar piece as an example for them to use as an idea to get their creative juices flowing.  I have a giveaway at the end of the class.  Under each person's towel, I place one of my business cards with a number on it, before the class starts.

At the end of the class, the Activities Director, Teresa, will pull a number from the container that I bring.  I could not find my regular chips with numbers on them, so in a hurry, I placed number stickers on the inside of some Miller Lite beer caps.  My husband's favorite beer, so they were handy.  So, Teresa pulls one of the caps out, not knowing that they were being used for the winning number.  She says "Miller Lite"?  and looks at me confused.  She turns it over, finds the number, and we all laughed and laughed together.

What an uplifting and joyful afternoon.  My thanks to all of the ladies, and especially to Teresa!  Girl, you are the Best!

OH yeah, a picture of me was required.  I quickly disguised myself with a mustache.  I am lucky the tube didn't stick there!

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