So tired. Too tired to type. Work has gone from ridiculously busy and stressful to it’s-possible-I-might-have-an-aneurism-very-soon busy and stressful. I’m not even going to go into details, just believe me when I say I have face-palmed more this week than in any other week before it and I predict much swearing and head-holding before the week is up.
I’ve made a couple of jewellery bits and pieces, for the lovely K who is, as I type, gallivanting around Tonga somewhere swimming with whales (as you do). I envy her lifestyle so much. I also envy her ability to wear bathers in public and not worry about what anyone else thinks (she doesn’t need to worry anyway). My thighs and other flabby bits are stopping me from swimming with whales! Well, that and the fact I am not a very good traveller, don’t like flying, can’t dive without holding my nose and spend too much money on craft supplies and op-shopping to actually go and buy myself some holidays in exotic locations. With whales.
Back to the jewellery. K wanted me to re-string a shell she loved onto some string or thonging. We’d already done this a while back but she wore it in the water (as she does) and it started fraying and disintegrating. So I decided to go with tiger tail (not really ideal for water either but stronger) and bead the whole length. Hope she likes it. I know she wanted a more natural look but hopefully she will approve of this different approach….
…also did some matching earrings…(both pieces using some wooden beads I bought last week)…
…and, finally, I repaired and re-strung a bracelet I had made K ages ago. This had also suffered disintegration via sea water baths and was barely holding itself together. But it is fixed again now, ready for another few months of ocean swimming (and probably the odd whale/shark/seal/krakken sighting).
It’s nice having someone appreciate my funny little crafting endeavours and so, to K, I say thank you 🙂
PS Sorry – very short post but I am completely shattered after a very long day lifting furniture, dealing with clients, trouble-shooting problems and just being in a general unorganised frenzy. Hope you’re having a zen-like, calm and non-stressful week – send some of that over to me! 🙂