Whyyyyyy

Is it still raining here!

Is it not aware that we are Houston?

That, yes it can rain, but not all of the time…

I mean, I like a good downpour as much as the next person, but I want to take some photographs and, although the dark depths of doom sky is pretty cosy in my book, I just can’t operate under these conditions.

I’m telling you now, when I go outside in a minute if it’s cold as well, I’m going to be completely fed up.

I’d have lain down and died already if I was living in the snowy parts right now.

I don’t like to be cold.

I shut down and wither away, in that brittle kind of way you do when you’re freezing, and that might very well mean no dinner for P.

Yes, and I’m not going to be the one to tell him.

In other news…

I made a nice pair of earrings, but they took me THREE hours!

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Look at that stone. A beautiful Prudent Man Plume Agate. The beads are Cats Eyes.

Yep, you read that right, THREE hours!

Just when you think you’ve got it down, that you’ve turned a corner, hit a milestone, become invincible…

It all goes to pot and you have to kick yourself in the head.

To  be honest I wanted to encase the bottom bead in bezel wire so that you could see it on the front and the back.

Like this.

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But with a little thicker wire round it.

You know, like a regular bezel, but not.

And I did manage to make one without too much trouble.

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Don’t look at it, it’s annoying me.

But do you think I could make the second one?

Nooooo.

So two hours in I threw it on the floor and settled for just the beads

I hate to settle but I was getting depressed.

I was just as depressed the next day when it took me a whole year to make these two.

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polychrome something or other. Front.

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Back.

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Aqua Nueva Agate. Front.

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Back.

I think the Flourish and Thrive course is de-thriving me.

I’m dipping into funk time people, and it ain’t gonna be a pretty sight.

To top it ALL I just ate one too many slices of bread for lunch and now I’ll probably blow up.

My life. I’m telling you…

P.S. I’m determined to make one of those bezels. It might not be today, it might not be tomorrow, but one day, just when it thinks I’ve forgotten…

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About coldfeetstudio

I am English, but live in Houston, TX. I have a degree in Sculpture. I love to make art. I sell my art for charity as I believe there should be no reason for someone to go hungry in this world. I am a wife, mother, pottery maker, jewelry maker, quilt maker, painter, cat lover, and, dog liker. And I am very fortunate to be all these things. View all posts by coldfeetstudio

6 responses to “Whyyyyyy

  • Patti Vanderbloemen

    I have very little pity for you – only 3 hours??? I think they are fantastic! I have never seen a bezel on a bead/non-cab before…cannot imagine the process for that! However, I so admire your determination!

    As for the rain…it will be gone soon! After way-too-many days of below freezing weather in my neck of the woods, I am relishing in 60 degrees today, though there are still piles and piles of snow in my yard. The great flood is coming….

    I blame all problems of late on Daylight Saving Time…it’s still killing me.

    • coldfeetstudio

      I’ve bezeled a bead before when I broke off the top where the hole is. But it was large. It’s tricky but I just know there’s an easy way to do it. I’m searching the web right now, but got sidetracked with electroforming :)

  • Annette Terkaly

    Oh my goodness, I tried doing that one day with an aqua chalcedony briolette…took me hours and several tries. I couldn’t seem to close the bezel wire on one side without the stone moving or popping out. So frustrating! Maybe there’s a trick that we don’t know about but I gave up…and I hate giving up. Your pieces are GORGEOUS!

  • Sally G

    My goodness, you’re amazing! Your three-hour earrings will be worth every penny to the lucky person who gets them. Such beautiful agates –and I love the little twists between them and the cats eye.

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