One of the questions at tonight's open forum was about how to create your own icon. And of course why would you want to do that? We Googled the question and came up with a few possible programs. When I got home I found a website that will create it for you. You simply upload the picture you want to use and it generates a downloadable .ico file. Here is the link:
To use that icon, locate a shortcut you would like to use it on. Right-click and choose Properties. Click Change Icon. Then Browse for the file you just downloaded an click OK and then Apply.