Tuesday, December 30, 2008

More College News

Well, as my December 26, 2008, states I got accepted to Georgia Tech. Well today I got my second acceptance letter from a college. This time it was my fourth choice, University of Tennessee. I am glad I got accepted but it wasn’t a big surprise that I got accepted. Since I do not have any money offers, yet (and hopefully will get some), I have decide to make a chart about the positives and negatives of my four college choices. I am still working on the chart but I will post it when I make my decision.

On to other things, I am the Boatswain (or president) of Sea Scouts Ship 300. Ship 300 is a youth sailing club and is in desperate need for members. For recruiting purposes, I have developed a website for the ship. For several months I have been putting off updating it. So today, I took a couple of hours and updated the site. It can be seen at TN Ship 300. I designed all parts of this website. You can also see another website I designed at Firehouse Jewelry.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

University of Florida (UF) versus University of Tennessee (UT)

I live just outside of the heart of UT Vol country. Knoxville is the home of the Vols and one of the biggest games of the UT football season is the UF UT game. I became a UF Gator fan in kindergarten. My kindergarten class had color week. Each day of the week we were to wear a certain color. On Friday of that week was Big Orange Friday. It was the Friday before the big game between Florida and Tennessee. My mother (who is a degree from UF) got the brilliant idea to call the Florida campus book store and order Florida t-shirt in my size. Needless to say, I have been a Gators fan ever since.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Another Christmas has come and gone.

Yet, again Christmas has come and gone. It seems like every year Christmas gets less and less exciting. Every year, it gets harder for me to decide what I want for Christmas. I mean this year I had listened to the radio and find songs I liked in order to give my Grandmother a Christmas wish list. Giving my parents a wish list was easier because I just had them buy me jewelry making supplies and I also had them order me a set of bracelets of etsy. Overall Christmas was fun. I enjoyed going out to my workshop and finishing up several new designs that I need the new supplies to complete.

I actually got more excited today because I got my acceptance letter to Georgia Tech today. I was not expecting the letter for another couple of months and it was a great after Christmas surprise. I still not sure where I am going to college but at least I know for sure I have one acceptance. I still have to here from University of Florida and University of Tennessee (I know this is a weird compensation but I will explain this combination at a later date). I am still have to submit my Vanderbilt University application.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

This has been a great week for me. On Monday, I got to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO).

TSO provide a unique look on many different classic Christmas music. They take the classic piece and make it more rock and roll. Most the music is a cross-between the classical music and rock and roll. They combine the music with an amazing light and laser show.

If you want to see how good their music is and how it inspires some "people" during the holidays:

By the way this is my favorite song.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Every flavor of Chocolate Imaginable - Polymer clay Swirl Bead Set

A beautiful set containing a 22 inch necklace* and a set of 1 dangle earrings. The beads are hand rolled swirl beads. The beads are made of light brown, white, and dark brown polymer clay. The ear wires are sterling silver.

This is my latest and greatest creation. I was inspired by one of my best friends outfits and designed this jewelry set in English class one day.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

About Me

I am a senior at Lenoir City High School. I was captain of my soccer team which finished 4th in our district and made the 2nd All-District team. I am the Merit point secretary of Mu Alpha Theta and the Sergeant-At-Arms of National Honor society. I am a honors student and will be in the top ten of my graduating class.

Fall of my sophomore year I decide I wanted to go to Europe with People to People Student Ambassadors. The trip cost a lot of money and my parents refused to pay that amount, and I didn’t feel that writing people letters and asking for money was right. I had been playing with polymer clay for a couple of months and I was out playing with the clay when I decide I could start selling jewelry. I presented the idea to my parents and made a deal with them. If they would pay for half my trip, I would pay the other half by selling jewelry. I has been a lot of work, but now getting to fill out all my college applications and put down small business owner I know the hard work has paid off.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Firehouse Jewelry


Well I have decide that it is time to start a blog to promote my jewelry buisness called Firehouse Jewelry. Firehouse Jewelry is a small business owned and operated by a high school senior. I started Firehouse as a way to pay for a trip to Europe. It helped me pay for the trip and provide speeding money. The name firehouse comes from my father. He bought a 1955 American LaFrance Fire Truck. I create my all my jewelry in the upstarts of his “firehouse” (it is really just a two story barn but I call it a firehouse because that’s where he keeps the truck). I make jewelry in my spare time after school. I love what I do and am proud of each piece and hope you enjoy them too.

Jennifer Melroy