School’s out this week, and I’ve always tried to do something special for the end of the school year. In addition to making cupcakes for the class, I try to give something handmade to my son’s classroom teacher.
Mrs. Ludwig is a wonderful 4th grade teacher who has been so helpful to my son this year. She’s also quite fashionable and always dressed impeccably with nice jewelry. I like that about her! At least the jewelry part. I guess if I had a 9-5 job, I would be better dressed. But working at home means my uniform consists of comfy yoga pants, a paint splattered t-shirt and fuzzy slippers.
It’s the mom look, I know. But the Bead and Button Show is coming up soon, and I’ve already pulled out my work wardrobe and jewelry to ensure no holes, or busted buttons or stains. I waited until the last moment once to do that right before CHA, and boy was I miserable. A hurried last-minute shopping trip just didn’t give me the additional confidence I was looking for.
But, I digress. As always. (grin). Back to Mrs. Ludwig. Since I’ve been working a lot with our gorgeous bronze wire, I decided to make her a simple pair of earrings suitable for working at an elementary school. A couple of our vintage coins wire wrapped with 20-gauge bronze wire and, easy peasy, a nice teacher gift. I hit the coins high spots with some sandpaper to bring out the highlights.
Am I ready for summer break? Oy! This is the first summer with two children at home. The baby is walking and into everything. The work/family balancing act is soon to be out of whack.