Phew! It is hot. I mean really hot. So hot that even I am hot. And I am never anything other than cold. Right now I’m am sweating as I type this. Sweating is gross and I am so not used to it. Ew. It’s still better than being cold, but it even so…ewwww…..
As a consequence of the heat wave that we are experiencing here in sunny Perth, I have been doing very little crafting. Too hot. Too sweaty. All I want to do when I come home is sit on an air-conditioner and drink gallons of water. And watch re-runs of 21 Jump Street (but that’s another story…I’m having a Peter De Luise thing at the moment). My dining room table is covered in craft supplies (nothing new there) but I am not doing anything with them. Not much anyway. Every so often I fiddle about with a few beads but then get heat-cranky and can’t be bothered doing much more than that.
I have made one new bracelet this week (aside from a couple of orders I had to get done) and it is not very inspiring – I used all the same kind of bead for Heaven’s sake! :
…it is light and cute for Summer I guess though. The little wooden beads are very lightweight and sorta rustic looking (if you squint your eyes and imagine something rustic looking) and it was at least something.
Mostly I just shopped for things to make stuff with this week. I went bead shopping. Which is always dangerous. I had to buy two huge bead boxes on the weekend because I was running out of storage. I went to Galaxy Beads in Morley on Saturday. I spent an hour in there and tried to choose carefully…but it is so hard because they have such lovely stuff and I get a bit bamboozled looking at it all. I picked up some basic colours that I needed (red, orange and green ceramic and wooden beads) but still couldn’t find any yellow ceramic ones. I am searching in vain for those it seems. I got some lovely feature beads which I might keep to make things for myself…maybe. I always say that and then sell or give away whatever I’ve made. Until I get my ears pierced again it seems a waste to keep earrings for me and I don’t wear many bracelets except for my favourite silver bangle which I never take off. But perhaps I will change that this year and become super colourful and blingy…
Next up, these oriental-looking ones – love the colours and the metallics and the tiny wee flower in blue:
These little glass beads were so cute – I don’t know what I’m going to use them on but I had to get them…
I LOVE these pale blue ones…they were pretty expensive but I just really liked them..
These embellished lamp work beads were in a bargain bag but they’re really unusual colours…
Licorice Allsorts! That’s what these ones remind me of. They too were in a bargain bag which made them less than half price…
So, it would be fair to say I left with a large dent in my purse…but not too large, I was careful and only bought what I thought I could use. I was disappointed not to get the yellow beads I needed but I will keep looking. I really, really need wooden animal beads but they are nowhere to be found.
I didn’t just buy beads – I was also given lots by other people this week. My friend GK gave me these :
They are panels from a bracelet, but I think they will make lovely rings. I love the colours (especially the purple one) and I was really happy to be given these, as well as some bright wooden beads and some pretty glass ones.
While out shopping for card for my birthday invitations, I found these adhesive cabochon flowers in a stationery store:
…they’re suppose to be for invitation decorations but who’d waste them on that?! They would look much better on a nice ring…
…don’t you think?
I also (whilst looking for 2nd hand jewellery) picked up this cute handbag in an op-shop. $2.00!!! Crazy price. It was a little bit grubby so I sponged it with some stain-removing laundry soaker and the marks came out. Look at the lovely embroidery and beading on it!
(excuse my toes in the first shot…)
So, a lot of shopping and not much crafting going on this week at all. I will get back into it soon. When the temperature drops below a bazillion degrees. Until then, it’s just me in as little clothing as possible, lots of iced water, a fan and 80s cop shows.
Stay cool everybody 🙂