Summer holidays mark the transition of the seasons more than any other.
With the girls home, it has interrupted my work flow; doubly so with the babysitting this week. Not that I am complaining – far from it – but it is an adjustment for everyone. My charges are testing boundaries, and Ophira is having difficulty no longer being queen of the roost, which is good for her but has been quite trying all the same.
I have been staring at material in frustration… vague senses of colour colliding in pleasing tones, but I find I have too many of the same similar shapes, which is… eh, boring. Everything is just missing that elusive final touch… A sign it is time to switch gears and work on different projects.
On that note, I had been waiting for a parcel to continue with stalled projects, and it is with great delight that I can now say my little dragons have bona fide gemstones to hoard. ::grins::
1.5mm cubic zirconia chatons, destined to be loved and horded by dragons.
My fine silver chain was in the same order; I also have emerald and rhodonite briolettes waiting to hang. ::smiles::
Puffed jasper beads, with rhodonite and emerald briolettes
A talk with Anglou suggests I need to hunker down and focus as my services may be required possibly as early as next weekend. While researching components, I’ve been staring at this dragon clasp from Trollbeads with longing; it’s exactly my cup of tea, but the price is prohibitive to my work, alas.
The week ahead will be long and hard, and it’s already begun. My sister is being allowed a trip out of the hospital for the first time since the accident ::smiles:: and only for my sister would I make plans that cut into my precious sleep. I often ponder, lately, how long I can manage living… a dual life? I mean, it certainly feels that way. I used to consider myself a full time mother with duties towards a part-time job on the weekend; now I’m a full time mother with a full-time job overnight, not to mention a part time jewelry business in the making. Add in any sort of relationship with people, and you can guess which personal area falls to the wayside.
When does the lady sleep? Even I don’t know. As time permits…
One definite change I’ve noticed since making pendants with any regularity, is my need to wear a necklace. Anyone that I have longstanding history with would ponder why I would make such a remark, but I have to confess it’s a personal comfort I’d long abandoned, for, ah… reasons. Being able to feel that reassuring weight against my breast.. I’d forgotten how much I’d missed it.
I mean, I shouldn’t make something I wouldn’t wear, right? ;) So it’s been really nice to wear jewelry that compliments my taste in clothes.
Anyway, I shall leave things as is for the day, and once again update as I can. ::smiles::