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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!


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.


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.


Don’t look at it, it’s annoying me.

But do you think I could make the second one?


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.


polychrome something or other. Front.




Aqua Nueva Agate. Front.



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…

Stepping it up a notch.

I’ve been making a lot of bracelets in my, step it up a notch, campaign :)

But first, look at this beautiful stone.


Agua Nueva.

Such a beautiful colour.

I made it some links, and included some pearls.

The grey ones are my favourite, although I do keep trying to like the other ones – honest.


Soon, maybe today, I’m going to make the same bracelet without the focal setting as I think it will make a nice simple piece of jewelry.


Below is another piece of Ocean Jasper this time with a simple chain.


I never used to like Ocean Jasper, but I think that might have changed.


Because recently I seem to be using it a lot.


Again with the grey pearls and that strange little acai nut thing.


I’ve also been working on how the bracelets fit and seem to be getting better at that.

Now I’m on to earrings…


This is Laguna Lace Agate.

Other than that I’m still practicing for my operatic career while I’m in the shower.

I get a little light-headed when I try to hit the high notes, but other than that I think it’s going pretty well.

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