Turquoise sky, periwinkle ocean, golden sand… it seems I brought a little bit of the Jersey shore home with me last week, and finally let it escape through my fingers.
This is how I spent my Saturday: breakfasting, mixing clay colors, layering the colors in just the right order, arranging the textures to mimic the look of the ocean, cutting into the layered stack, oohing, aahing, choosing the most attractive parts of the slices, forming them into pendant tiles, curing the tiles, eating lunch, drilling holes, sanding out imperfections, sanding with a finer grit, more sanding, oooh so smooth, buffing, is that shiny enough?, buffing again, choosing accent beads and findings, assembling the pieces, photographing, looking at the images critically, re-photographing, feeling satisfied, wow is it supper time already?
Time flies when you’re making miniature beachscapes.
Clearly I can’t wear all of these at once, so if you’d like your own little beachy bauble, you can wander over to the Dangly Necklaces area of the shop and pick your favorite. They’re all a little bit different. Thanks a million – it always feels nice when a new design gets a positive reaction!
What will I be working on tomorrow? I’m thinking, a series of naps, each in a different room of the house, each under a different cozy quilt, preferably all next to open windows with a pleasant Spring breeze gently whispering over me. Yeah. That sounds about right.