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What’s On Your Summer Bucket List?

Have you completed your summer bucket list yet? Looking for one or two or a few more things to add to it?

Our current SUMMER FUN community lensmaking quest asks lensmasters to share something they did, learned or created this summer.

Here’s a few of our early entries. Please feel free to share a link to a lens of your own about something you did this summer in the comments section below.

I Learned How to Make Jewelry this Summer

1. I Learned How to Make Jewelry this Summer

This summer I spent about three weeks visiting my mom and her husband, and one of the many DIY projects Mom and I took on was making our own jewelry. Well, maybe I should say, Mom already knew how to make jewelry, or ‘bead’, as she would say, and…

Lighthouses on the Jersey Shore

2. Lighthouses on the Jersey Shore

I love photographing lighthouses and now that we are retired, my husband and I love to travel. What a great combination! In the past 8 years we have traveled to over 100 lighthouses and I have photographed each one. During the summer of 2014 we traveled to…

How To Play Rithmomachia

3. How To Play Rithmomachia

Rithmomachia, or the Philosophers Game is a complex mathematical game not for the faint of heart. It has often been reputed that the game was invented by the great mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, however there is no real evidence of this, althoug…

My Choice For Backyard Firepits and Why

4. My Choice For Backyard Firepits and Why

I have been on a search for a new backyard firepit. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the one we have, just keeping my options open. For me, a casual fire pit for those cool winter nights here in south east Texas. In my researching, I ran across some…

Summer Stay-cation

5. Summer Stay-cation

Summer is that time of year when the wheel of life slows. There is a line like that in the beginning of the movie Tuck Everlasting, but it is so true. Things seem more leisurely. Sipping iced tea with the condensation dripping slowly down the side of the g…

One Red Paperclip

6. One Red Paperclip

A tale of optimism and possibilitiesIf you seek inspiration, read ‘One Red Paperclip’. This is such a great story! Kyle MacDonald made 14 barters in 2005/2006. He started with a red paperclip and ended owning a real house. His writing style is wi…

Summer is for...

7. Summer is for…

Summer is a time to explore, enjoy the warm weather, and try new things. You may enjoy swimming, you may take a vacation, or you may watch a lot of new movies! Whatever you do on during summer, at least make it memorable. I’ve had a lot of great summe…

How to Make a Hello Kitty Battery Operated Glow Light - Upcycle Jar Craft Demo

8. How to Make a Hello Kitty Battery Operated Glow Light – Upcycle Jar Craft Demo

This actually lights up with no candle, no flame, and no electricity. How’s that work? Follow along to see how to assemble this Hello Kitty glowing night light. It was really easy. For the last week of summer, I’ve been totally sucked off into do…


Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • Tracy1973

    Super excited to be on the list!!

    • rms

      Thanks for sharing a great lens.

  • StereoMike83

    I have the good fortune to have this summer coincide with three months Gardening Leave from work

  • TheMeadMan

    cool my geeky game made the list :D

  • campingman

    Robin, thank you for your visit and for including my lens.

    • rms

      You’re welcome.

  • aswahayah

    love the 8th one best.

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