Phew - it's been a long week capped off by standing all day at my craft fair. And age is a funny thing - I used to be able to stand all day, no problem. Now, after standing today, I'll wake up tomorrow leaning like the Tower of Pisa as my back plots its revenge for the day. But I know its coming so the ice pack is ready!
I did take some pictures today of my set up. It's not my best (I'll tell you the story tomorrow) but I thought on the fly and it came out good enough. I haven't uploaded them yet so I have a quick pic from earlier in the week. I took a break from craft fair stuff to take a basics jewelry class. The little I know about making jewelry I figured out on my own. As a result, I wasn't always doing things the right way. I decided to take this quick class as a way of learning the absolute basics and then I figure I can be off and running after that.
In the class, in the midst of learning closures and such, the instructor had us make a bracelet and earrings. These weren't supposed to planned out, in fact we weren't supposed to "design" them at all. It just so happened that my hands seemed to want to do minor designing even while seeming not to.
Here is my no design bracelet and earrings. You can see on the bracelet I would have chosen the small beads a little more closely and the design of the flower beads better if given the chance but it just so happened that the bracelet would be a perfect size for Meghan and she'll be looking at the big picture (oooh, a bracelet) rather than the individual beads so its a win-win situation. My starting clasp wasn't crimped as close as it could have which is why the chain has a slightly crooked look to it but hey, its my first bracelet so I'm cutting myself some slack.
And on that note, the next thing I have to give myself is some sleep. There were several late nights this week and really not enough sleep. I'm about to change that by heading off. Have a great night!