Recently my friend Betty gave me a shoe box filled with little bottles of beads and assorted broken jewelry items she no longer wanted.  I was delighted to get them.   I have been given old jewelry from other ladies in the past, but usually just one or two pieces.  This was a treasure box.

I took out all the items I couldn’t use to give away and sorted the beads that were left.  Several were pearls of all sizes, but there were a few beads that were in colors or shapes I had never seen. I was inspired by the variety.

By adding some beads from my stock I was able to create 8 new necklaces!  I will be putting those up for sale as soon as my daughter can take pictures.

While doing this I had a thought.  Surely there are a number of ladies out there with broken jewelry or old items they no longer want.  Even I have a few like that.  Why not give those gorgeous old pieces a new home?  Therefore, I am offering to take them off your hands.  You can send them to me.  I will pay the postage for any items in the US.  I am not able to pay the postage for International shipping.  But if you can afford it I would still like to have them.

Contact me at mizmlu@gmail.com and let me know what you have, where you live and how much the postage will be.  We can make a deal and you will get rid of some things you have been hanging onto for no reason, just hoping they will get fixed somehow.  I will treasure them and give them new life.  Thanks.


DON”T READ THIS, if you are a woman under 30 | woman under 30

This message is about those of you who have reached the age of 30, or older. I picture you as probably possibly married, having one or more children and working. You could have completed your education, have a job, and a husband, (maybe not that last item). I think of you as you get up each morning, take care of your family’s needs before your own. Then get ready for your daily routine and leave for work.
One of those chores is choosing an outfit to wear that day. Maybe you are tired of your clothes and accessories and need something new. I can help with that. There is nothing like a bright new necklace to make an old dress or pant suit show off your style. I make jewelry for you.
I make necklaces, bracelets and earrings that are suitable for the workplace. The colors of my creations are bright and the styles are very different. Every item is unusual and one-of-a-kind, not to be seen as ordinary. They can make an old outfit sparkle like new.
Just to let you know, some of my creations would be perfect for a night out with your favorite person.
So, I invite you to take a few minutes and browse through my multiple varieties of colorful selections in the three sites listed below. I think you might find the selection and prices worth your time. There is something about wearing a new accessory that will perk up your day. I hope you find it in my creations.




Weird Things – Last

26. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
27. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”
28. An old law in Bellington, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!
29. The glue on Israeli postage is certified Kosher.
30. The Guiness Book of Records holds the record for being the most often stolen from public libraries.
31. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
32. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!

One old age problem solved? How not to lose my cane.

I have more than one of the many problems of old age. I am forgetful and I often find a solution after I need it instead of before. Case in point:

Last week I had to get my hearing aids adjusted because I couldn’t hear any conversation across a table. The doctor’s office is several miles from my home. (She moved from a convenient office to one much further away.) Since I had to go right past two stores that I needed to visit I decided to stop on the way home.

The first one was JoAnn’s, where I bought some yarn for the afghans I am currently working on.
The second place was Farmer John’s to pick up some pastries for the group I was going to host the next day. It was my turn to have 9 ladies at my house to play cards. As it was late afternoon, the parking lot at Farmer John’s was filled. I had to park quite a ways from the store so I decided to take my cane for support. I got the goodies and checked out. But I didn’t have a bag so I took the cart back to my car, put the pastries in the trunk and drove off, leaving my cane hanging on the cart. I was almost home when I realized what I had done. Too late to go back and I was tired.  Anyway I thought someone might have just taken it.  So I thought it was probably lost.

Both of my daughters told me to call the store. Maybe they picked up the cane when they collected the carts from the parking lot. But I was busy with the card group and didn’t call them. I just felt stupid. But then I thought, why not? The worst news would be they don’t have it. So I called, and it was in their office.

I picked it up the next day and I now have a little sticky, “CANE”, on my dashboard. I cannot drive away unless my cane is on the front seat of my car and I can see it.

Why do I find a solution after I need it instead of before?

Unusual treatment for burns!

This was sent to me by a trusted friend.  It’s worth a try.

Some time ago, I was cooking some corn and stuck my fork in the boiling water to see if the corn was ready. I missed and my hand went into the boiling water….!!
A friend of mine, who was a Vietnam vet, came into the house, as I was screaming, & asked me if I had some plain old flour…
I pulled out a bag and he stuck my hand in it. He told me to keep my hand in the flour for 10 minutes.
He said, in Vietnam, there was a guy on fire and in their panic, they threw a bag of flour all over him to put the fire out…Well, it not only put the fire out, but he never even had a blister!!!!
… Long story short, I put my hand in the bag of flour for 10 mins, pulled it out and did not even have a red mark or a blister & absolutely NO PAIN.
Now, I keep a bag of flour in the fridge and every time I burn myself. *Cold flour feels even better than room temperature flour.
I use the flour and have never ever had even a red spot/burn mark, or a blister!
I even burnt my tongue once, put the flour on it for about 10 minutes …. The pain was gone and no burn.
Try it . . . Experience a miracle!
Keep a bag of flour in your fridge and you will be happy you did!

Flour has heat absorbent property and also has a strong antioxidant property, thus it helps in burn patients if applied within 15 minutes.