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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…

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