If you’ve ever worn a helmet, skied, or driven on a suspension bridge, then you’ve experienced the work of Stephanie Kwolek, who invented Kevlar. Kwolek was always interested in fibers from a young age. She loved fashion and even created clothes for her dolls. Kwolek got a job at the chemical company DuPont to save money for medical school. However, she instead stayed with the company to research how to turn polymers into synthetic fibers. Instead of polymers with molecules that were random, Kwolek worked with ones that formed rows. She ran the polymers (after some resistance from a factory) through a spinneret, which created a fiber that was as strong as steel.
That fiber was the first piece of kevlar. It went on to create countless things, but most famously the bulletproof vest. Although she went on to file 17 patents, kevlar ended up being her lasting legacy, which we should be thankful for today.
Happy Women’s History Month! ~ Regina
via Marker’s Row
I do a lot of graphic design with Steel Cowgirl but haven’t sketched in a sketch book since college. My brother suggested I get a sketch book again and just enjoy. So, I did! First little sketches, I’m rusty but I am really enjoying it!
You know it’s interesting how we can love doing something and somehow we get away from it. I think life gets busy and complicated and the little pleasures get put aside. We musn’t let this happen! If it’s something we love then it’s important to our souls. How about this…I will continue to sketch and you get back to something you once loved to do. Our souls will thank us! ❤️ Regina
Cowboy boots are all the rage these days and they are getting fancier and fancier, almost like works of art. Because of this I hate putting them away when I’m not wearing them. I confess, I have a bit of a boot fetish! So what can you do with them…add them to your decor of course.
Here are my newest babies placed atop of my storage boxes. The top box is jewelry, next I store bras that I don’t wear every day and the bottom are belts. It tucks them out of the way and looks great!
Another way to display your boots is on a wall sconce. I got this one at hobby lobby. Make sure it’s deep enough to hold them, placing them at an angle works best.
Lastly I bought this shabby chic shelf and placed it on top of my dresser. Love the chicken wire!
Now go dig out your boots or even fab shoes and get to decorating! Have fun xo Regina
This collection is dedicated to all of my trike riding sisters. I hope you love it! http://www.steelcowgirl.com/womens-trike-collection/