Thursday, August 21, 2008
Here's What I've Made So Far for Civic Fest
Next week, Civic Fest and the Republican National Convention converge on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. When I first heard about this event being in the Twin Cities or, as we call them locally, the Cities, I thought about the traffic, the people, and the idea that I could volunteer for this event. St. Paul will host the Republican National Convention at the X-Cel Center. Minneapolis will host Civic Fest. When I heard that volunteers were needed for these events, I submitted my name and waited for my security check to be completed. I soon received a notification that I had been accepted as a volunteer for Civic Fest. That's when I decided, I had to have some special jewelry to wear to the event. I still have some work to do, but here's what I have for the event so far. I made a Beaded Treasures Bracelet using Robin Atkins' techniques from her book, "Beaded Treasures." I also made a simple knotted necklace using the lampwork beads I had made for this event. I think I am going to string a bracelet to wear on the other hand. I'm also thinking of making another necklace. It's time to get into gear. Next week is when all the events begin. I need to get ready for this.
Do you like the necklace? It just slips over my head.