Ooh, I made some jewellery last night! My first 'real' play and I'm so chuffed with my efforts. I can now do it! Sure, I still need to learn a few more techniques and tricks (and maybe I'll get a book or two) but I can do the basics, and they look pretty good if I do say so myself.
Here is the $10 kit I bought...
And here it is made up. I had enough extra bits and pieces to make some cute earrings too. At first I wasn't totally in love with this kit coz it's
rather 'chunky' but now I love it! And I can't wait to wear it! This is one I'm definitely keeping for myself!
As I was lying half-awake in bed this morning before 6am (crazy yes) I was thinking that I can wear it to a wedding that we have on next Friday. I have a black dress that I think I'll wear with it, or I might just have to buy that little black lace-trim singlet I've been eyeing off to go with my new skirt - and wolaa - a whole new outfit! Now to match in Greg... we could buy him a nice teal tie and he could wear black too, or he has a tealy-greeny shirt he can wear with his black tie... hhmmm.... I think we'll look good!
Here is the other little set I made. I bought these pretty lampwork glass beads (the big barrell-type ones) on Wednesday. I did want to make earrings to match but they looked a little funny on earrings - might try again later as I still have 2 left.
We had a lovely 'family' day yesterday. Greg had the day off work, so we took Jaidyn to see 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. I was a little worried that it might be a bit scary but it wasn't one bit and I even thought one part in the original was more scary! So it was good, Jai loved it. I thought Johnny Depp was great, but unfortunately I thought him the best part of it. I thought it was very much like the original in the script (well in the parts that were the same - it was obvious they used the same lines at the book), but there were a few different parts, and I must say I was disappointed with the squirrels - the golden-egg-laying geese were much better! And the oompa-loompas a little 'freakish' (the scariest bit in the movie I reckon!). But still a good day out. We then went to HJs for lunch. And then came home and watched 'Robots' which we had hired out the night before. A pretty good day together, and something we don't often get to do, so I treasure it.
I just read some mail we got from the Real Estate yesterday and they are going to put the rent up AGAIN at new-lease time in a few months. That will be $15 it has gone up in this year! Bastards! I think we'll definitely be moving! Now to start looking around again I guess...
Tomorrow I'm teaching one class at the shop. It was supposed to be 2 but the afternoon class was cancelled. Bit of a bummer but I guess you get that sometimes. Hope you all have a good weekend :)