Mother’s Necklace (working), Sunset Rose Wearable Art Necklace, Wood for New Creations (Camphor) and End of Summer #GiveAWay

WOW, is it already Wednesday?  I am always so surprised at how quickly the days go!! I will be beading again…of course!!  I will be working on my mothers necklace….have you been watching my progress?  Here is where I start off this morning…finished with one side and working on the other side!!

I was able to get photos of my beautiful Sunset Rose necklace set.  What do YOU think of it? What would YOU wear with it (something you already have in your closet)?

Now I need to show you something from my trip home….my father cut me some slices of wood and I sanded them, polished them and sealed them!!  Just look at these!! I am going to start creating some sets with these…and maybe some wall art too!! 🙂 Want to know what most of the wood is? Well, it is CAMPHOR!!

Camphor (/ˈkæmfər/) is a waxy, flammable, white or transparentsolid with a strong aroma.[5] It is a terpenoid with the chemical formulaC10H16O. It is found in the wood of the camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora), a large evergreen tree found in Asia (particularly in Sumatra and Borneo islands, Indonesia) and also of the unrelated kapur tree, a tall timber tree from the same region. It also occurs in some other related trees in the laurel family, notably Ocotea usambarensis. The oil in rosemary leaves (Rosmarinus officinalis), in the mint family, contains 10 to 20% camphor,[6] while camphorweed (Heterotheca) only contains some 5%.[7] Camphor can also be synthetically produced from oil of turpentine. It is used for its scent, as an ingredient in cooking (mainly in India), as an embalming fluid, for medicinal purposes, and in religious ceremonies. A major source of camphor in Asia is camphor basil (the parent of African blue basil).

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Today I would like to leave you with this thought…

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give! ~Winston Churchill

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