Friday, August 15, 2008

Guilty Pleasures

I thought Friday would be a good day to write an entry about a little something I’d like to call “Guilty Pleasures.” You know, that stuff you love and can’t get enough of, but know is probably bad for you, but you do it anyway even though you feel a bit guilty about it, but it’s so much fun that you don’t care?

Yeah, that stuff.

So, here’s my list (and since I’m trying to make interesting reading here, I’ll just go ahead and skip the obvious ones like, say, chocolate):

1. Short-term GP – staying up ‘til 1 AM on a work night to watch Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson kick butt in the Olympic gymnastics competitions. Go, girls, go!

2. Summer-time GP: A li’l show I discovered on USA last summer called “Burn Notice.” I do love me some Jeffrey Donovan. Mmmmm.

3. Beads, beads and more beads:









I purchased both of these focal beads from Robin Weber on eBay and they are even more stunning in person than in the pictures.




These beauties came from Little Crow, another eBay vendor. They are yummy shades of ivory, moss, olive and gold.

4. Learning new beading techniques – especially things with lots of sparkle like these Rivoli earrings:



These are my latest pair of Rivoli earrings. The scanner has turned them a really funky color so the real beauty of the jonquil rivolis (on top) and sahara rivolis (on the bottom) is not readily apparent.

Here's a scan of what the stones look like by themselves - I got a more realistic view of the colors on this picture than on the earrings:


Even this scan is not completely accurate because you can't see the really gorgeous sparks of sapphire blue that are in the smaller Sahara stones.
5. Walking on the beach during “off-peak” times when there aren’t many people around (okay, so this one is actually good for me, but I still feel guilty because it’s time away from the kidlet)
6. Writing blog entries when I ought to be doing laundry or working or some other truly productive thing ;-)
Have a great weekend, everyone!
KJ

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Wow, beautiful beadwork and stones! And I hear ya on #6. Blogging can really be addictive.

Elizabeth O'Neal
Little Bytes of Life
Beta Upsilon '84

Cluny Grey said...

The rivolis are gorgeous (as is all your work). And aren't beads by Robin and LittleCrow one of the great pleasures in life?!
Hugs,
Cluny

Jenie said...

I *love* Burn Notice! :) Those rivolis are beautiful. :) I like the beads you got, too. :)

Silver Parrot said...

Elizabeth - thank you for the comment. Appreciate it! And yes, blogging is addictive. Like I need another addiction besides jewelry...and chocolate...and diet coke...and, er, well, you get the idea.

Cluny - thank you - and yes, beads are definitely one of the great pleasures of life!

Jenie - Glad you like my bead purchase ;-) And can you believe they put "Burn Notice" on a break for THREE WEEKS?!! I need me some Jeffrey Donovan now!