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Wood ‘n’ Bling

On the weekend, disgusted with the majority of my card-making efforts, I decided to give it all away and make some jewellery instead.  Because it is easy.  And requires no brain power or ability to match paper with ribbons and buttons and whatnot. Sure, you have to match beads, but somehow that seems less taxing on my small and somewhat stressed-at-the-moment grey matter.

I had some nice beads made from what I can only assume are polished seeds.  Or, they are wood, at the very least.  I rescued them from some necklaces I bought in the op-shop.  LOVE a good upcycling/recycling.  And these beads are quite unique.

I paired them with some scrapbooking supplies (wooden butterflies and flowers) and some other bits and bobs.  The final pair feature a lovely,blue, glass bead and some vintagey-looking metal flowers.  I don’t love making jewellery, the way I enjoy card-making or other papercraft, but crafting is crafting, and finishing a few pairs of earrings is as good a way to spend an afternoon as any.   They made me feel like I had accomplished something for the day, other than just bad cards.

Hope you are having a productive day, whatever you’re doing 🙂

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I’m melting, MELTING!…(and craftin’)

I’m melting, MELTING!…(and craftin’)

Yes, it is hot.  You know it’s hot when I am complaining about it.  Because I am never warm and I do not like being hot and sweaty and gross.  Although it is preferable to being freezing cold and miserable – I don’t care what anyone says!

I have been trying to get some jewellery made to get my stocks up again and also because it is too hot to do anything else.  I did contemplate reading, sitting in front of the air conditioner but I didn’t think my brain would be able to concentrate on the book, and besides, I had some lovely new beads to use, so….

I made a few bracelets and a couple of necklaces and pairs of earrings.  I am seriously short on findings now and I don’t know why I didn’t buy some yesterday when I was out.  I blame it on the heat. One’s memory fails when the brain is heated above a certain temperature…I think that’s a thing…I’m sure I read it somewhere.  Anyway, here’s a few things I made today:

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I’m using a lot of the same colours again as they are popular, but I really need to stock up on some different colours and styles…I have no yellow left at all and barely any decent greens.  What a shame – that means I will have to go shopping at some stage soon – when it cools down and my brain is functioning again.

The last thing I made today was just what the doctor (and my rapidly melting body) ordered – an ice-cold strawberry smoothie.  Soy milk, frozen strawberries, a dash of honey and a handful of ice-cubes…perfect!  I feel better already and much, much cooler 🙂

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Hope you’ve had a creative and tasty day too 🙂