My sister Gina and her husband Mark came to visit. They stayed in Poipu in a condo on the beach,but we were together almost every day. It was a blast! We did a lot of snorkeling and hiking and shopping and eating and...did i mention eating? SO MUCH FUN!
|starting the 2 mile hike from Kee beach on the Napali coast....|
|down and up and down and around again......|
|and around...again and again....|
|see the farthest mountain? we are going around THAT to get to the end...|
|breath taking views when you aren't swatting bugs or clearing the stinging sweat from your eyes....|
.....those who haven't made it.......
....another beautiful kauai beach.
|a nene (hawaiian goose)|
|Mark cracks his first coconut - from one of trees...|
|Gina and Mark enjoy coconut chai tea at Mermaids Cafe in Kapaa....and the yummiest ahi wraps!|
|dinner at Calypso with lance and I....|
|at kealia beach|
|the hindu momastery|
|a purple Radushka bead berry....|
I just started one with a serving spoon, so it will be bigger - maybe man-sized! I'm going to put a winged skull on it. I finally figured out how to successfully rivet. Hallelujah.
I have also finished my skull rosary. It is a full rosary, with ceramic skulls from Peru for the Hail Mary's, pearls capped with bronze skelly hands for the Our Father's, a bronze centerpiece with an eye on one side and a spider in a web on the other ....with skelly arms as connectors, and a bronze gothic cross with hands holding a quartz crystal blessed by the Hindu Guru Brody here on Kauai. The other side of the cross has a large bronze skull. The bronze wings are riveted onto the cross. It is so long, that I added a short chain with a bronze bird dangle which has a skelly hook and eye closure to shorten the rosary into a double stand so it can be worn as a rosary. All of the bronze work was done by me. Oh. red garnet blood drops hang from the cross.
...a silly pairof earrings...vintage glass blossoms.drop garnets and sterling heart chain.
I am also working on a winter solstice gift exchange..for the last 2 years we have exchanged gifts for Hanukkah, but this year 3 people had to drop out, so we changed the theme. I am trying to get all my Christmas shopping done early...uh,huh. every year I say I am going to be wrapped and shipped with 2 weeks to spare so i can kick back unstressed and bake and enjoy the holidays...as yet i have never made the deadline...haha...but this year my boys are coming to visit, so i for sure want to be relaxed and ready form them!