I spent the afternoon making this giant peacock pendant for a necklace. It was soo pretty and I spent a lot of effort on it.
It was then time to bake. The instructions said to bake at 275 F for 15 minutes every 1/4 of an inch. And it nicely reminded me: "DO NOT over bake." I was like I so got this, so off Mr. Peacock went into the oven while I went upstairs to cut my grandma's hair. I had asked my dad to watch it and come call me at 3:27 when it was 15 minutes later. I was excited for my lovely new over sized peacock pendant.
Suddenly after only 7 minutes my dad calls me and tells me that my dear ole Mr. Peacock had burned. I stood there. Then screamed. And screamed. And cried. Then screamed a little more. I couldn't believe it. I thought my dad was being a stooge and lying to me, but no, he in fact was being an honest man. Mr. Peacock had indeed suffered a irreversible third degree burn. (more like a million degree burn)
I've learned, that when life gives you rotten lemons, you just got to suck it up and perhaps make some cruddy lemonade while you're at it.