Are you in North Carolina and want to see Shore Debris in person? My jewelry is available at this Sanford location:

Divine Designs by Nancy, 92 Amarillo Ln

You can also find my jewelry in this Southwest Florida gallery:

Elizabet Bryant Art Gallery, 200 West Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL 34223

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The bane of my existence...

for the last couple of weeks has been my new sewing table. I had lusted after this table for quite some time and finally broke down and bought it.

Now, I consider myself an expert in modular furniture construction. In my office alone, there are eight pieces from Ikea. My power rack in the garage took me a total of 45 minutes to put together although there were all kinds of reviews about it being too hard and not having good directions.

This table on the other hand was horrible. It arrived with 2 packages of one type of screw and none of another. The little wooden dowels - there were 2 fewer in the box than tha directions called. The screws that were supposed to be used with the hinges had heads smaller than the holes on the hinges. The screws for the handles were not long enough to go through the wood and into the handles. Needless to say, after six trips to the hardware store, it is finally done. Yes, I did try calling customer service, but it was of no use.

If this had been my first piece of furniture that I had to put together, I would have never ever tried these other pieces in my house. I'm so glad it is done and will begin working on some sewing projects this week!Vicky's new sewing table in her office*************************************************************************
On a more exciting note, I was plaing with my wire weaving all week long!

On Thursday, I made this bow pendant/necklace for my sister-in-law's birthday. She loves bows and pink, so I figured rose quartz and a sterling bow would be perfect. I finished it off with a toggle clasp adorned with rose quartz chips.

Sterling silver wire woven bow pendant adorned with rose quartz beads created by Vicky Brown of Shore Debris On Friday, I was playing with my brand new lampwork beads and made an asymmetrical pendant set.
Asymmetical wire woven pendant with purple and blue lampwork bead created by Shore Debris I've been so productive this week I want to jump and scream at the top of my lungs! I hope you've had an excellent week, too!


Miss Val's Creations said...

Your new work table looks great! I have never purchased an Ikea piece but I have heard many stories of struggles with building items!

Your new jewelry pieces are stunning! The bow is super sweet!

Almost Precious said...

The cabinet turned out well even with all the problems that you had to over come. It's surprising that Ikea sent out a modular unit like that with so many missing or improper parts packaged. They used to have a very good reputation of providing a nice product which was easy to assemble and at a very reasonable price. Hope this is not going to be a new trend for them.

On a brighter note, your wire wrapped pieces are beautiful! You are indeed a perfectionist. :)