There’s a wind storm here tonight. Look what happened to my poor, beautiful van. A really big tree came down and knocked into another tree, which dropped a big branch onto the van. The original fallen tree is stretched across our driveway and half of our front yard, blocking us in.
I’m thankful that it wasn’t a whole lot worse and that nobody was hurt, but man! Look at my poor van . Our 2003 Pontiac that we bought used with nary a scratch, and have kept blemish-free for a year and a half. *sigh* Actually, let’s not look at my poor van. Let’s go to a happier place.
Let’s go to clayville. I tried another stripey blend before the wild weather reared its ugly head. This is how I set it up.
And this is the result. I like this one a lot better than the last, partially because the colors are more appealing to me, and partially because I managed to get the stripes closer together like I’d hoped.
So here’s what I made with it so far. The tile pendant is in my usual style. The rectangle is in a silver bezel that Libby Mills sent me back in July. I’ve finally found the right use for it, Libby – thank you! And the earrings are a more refined version of the ones I made last time. I bought some silver wire and a few tools last week, so I used them to make these earrings.
I’m really happy with the way these things turned out, and I think I’m ready to declare this stripey blend a success. Yay!
Stay tuned tomorrow, when I will have pictures of the behemoth tree taking over my front yard. It’s too dark to see it properly tonight, but I imagine it will be impressive. For now, I’m going to go watch a little tv and pretend that there isn’t a gaping hole and ugly dent in my beautiful blue van.