Still, since he waited until Saturday afternoon to show any symptoms, I was able to get some work done. I finally finished one of the "earrings from hell" that have been driving me crazy for the last month or so. As I mentioned previously, I don't think they're my best work due to funky color combo, but at least I was brave enough to try something new and different, right? Yeah, that's what I'm telling myself anyway. Here's a pic:
To be totally done, I just have to put the fringe on the other earring and the tops on both and then I never have to touch these again. Woo hoo!
Now, for the real fun. Mom and I hit the Gem Faire at the OC Fairgrounds on Saturday and shopped ourselves silly. She got a really fabulous Larimar pendant set in sterling silver and a pretty silver chain to go with it. Larimar comes from a dormant volcano in the Dominican Republic and is only found in one square kilometer on the entire planet. It's a beautiful sky blue stone that shades to deeper blues and teals and often has striations of white or translucent areas. It's somewhat similar to turquoise in appearance but paler and w/o the dark matrix. Mom also peeked over my shoulder while I was digging through a bin of really pretty abalone pendants and grabbed the best looking one of the whole lot while I was still trying to decide whether I wanted one or not. But hey, she provides a heck of a lot of free babysitting so I can't complain too much.
Besides, I got some pretty stuff, too. I'll post my pics in the next entry.
Take care all!