The snow fell yesterday, most of the afternoon in big fluffy flakes. I often say how much I dislike snow, but the truth is that the objectionable part of a snowfall, to me, is its aftermath – the shoveling of it, the driving in it, the trudging through it. The actual snowfall itself is something I can enjoy, particularly when it comes during the holiday season.
A cozy Saturday afternoon in December, with no place to go, and snow gently floating past the windows lends itself to daydreaming. I spent some time yesterday thinking about the claywork I’ve been doing lately, which led me to thoughts of my upcoming open house, which it turn got me asking the inevitable question: what am I going to wear?
My Santa skirt was a good choice, but what about jewelry?
And so it came to pass that Saturday afternoon would be a clay day, surrounded by the festive colors of the Santa fabric, and the mokume recipe I’d come up with for the Beach necklaces of the summer. The snow came down all afternoon, while I mixed and deliberately stacked colors, made impressions, formed tiles, and hummed tunes.
And in the evening, I moved the operation to the family room. I sat by the roaring fire, watched a Christmas movie with Neil and the boys, sanded, buffed, and assembled. It was long past Midnight when my head hit the pillow.
I could have been finished with this whole process in about an hour, if I’d stopped at making one pair of earrings for myself, but you probably know by now that’s now how I roll…
I’m keeping my favorite earrings, but everything else is up for grabs. If you, too, have a Santa skirt to wear, need something to complement your festive red sweater, or would just appreciate a pop of color on top of your gray t-shirt, you might like these guys.