Thursday, December 17, 2009

Potpourri

So, last night I'm in my room waiting for the kid to come in so he can take a shower (his bathroom is still under construction from the flood!)...

All of a sudden, he comes racing in screaming at the top of his lungs, jumps until he lands right in front of me, throws his arms wide and yells "TA DA!"

At which point I realize he's completely naked.

Except for a pair of sunglasses.

Gotta love that kid.

I'd LOVE to be able to read his mind to follow the thought process that leads up to stuff like this.

Let's see, what else? Oh, yeah. Mom called and left me a VM at work yesterday...to tell me that my outgoing message is too long and could I please change it so she doesn't have to listen to it any more.

Because it's Christmas, I refrained from calling back and saying "Well, if you don't want to listen to it...DON'T CALL ME AT WORK ABOUT STUPID STUFF!"

I believe this now officially gets me onto the "nice" list.

Oh, and then there's jewelry:






This is a huge departure for me. Asymmetry. Color. Mixing cheapy materials (wood) with expensive stuff (silver).



Plus, get me using a stone I JUST BOUGHT instead of hoarding it. Also, this picture comes with a free view of my backyard. No purchase necessary.






Okay, so I've been hoarding these 4 silver beads practically since I first started making jewelry. I couldn't stand to have just one lonely one left over...so I used it for a dangle on the back.





Closeup of the bright green bead and the silver.





I'm thinking I might need to adjust the front - take out a few of the wood beads. Or maybe not. I can't decide (another hallmark of being a Gemini).



By the way, I need a good name for this piece so if anyone has any great ideas, feel free to leave 'em in the comments or e-mail me. I'm usually pretty good at the names, but this one has me stumped. Right now it's just called "Green Wood." BORING.

Okay, that's it for today. Not sure if there will be a post tomorrow or not - I have to go to a funeral :-( A co-worker's mother passed away. I'll do my best to get the bead porn post done before I go, but if not, it will be there on Monday for sure.

KJ

9 comments:

Marie Cramp said...

I am humming and hawing on a name idea for you, It kind of reminded me of the bright sunlit grove in Twilight when you come out of the woods...

lunedreams said...

Love it! I really like the apple green with the dark wood. I'm hoarding both myself!! This is really regal! And yet sort of rustic. Makes me think of Tamarack trees when they first get their needles in the spring. They're deciduous conifers native to this area. Drop their needles in the fall, and the new ones in spring are bright apple green.

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

How about the "A Forest"? It's the name of one of my favorite "The Cure" songs.
My little son loves to run around before bath time and call himself "nudie man", what the heck?

EmandaJ said...

Green wood reminded me of Robin Hood and then looking at the renaissance-style silver beads I thought about some of the names associated with the legend of Robin Hood such as Alan-a-dale, Locksley, Maid Marian, and so on. That's where my mind travels.

The necklace is just beautiful.
Emanda

Pearl and Pebble said...

Oh I love it! Don't change a thing!!!

carmen said...

This is soooooo beautiful. Maybe "African Queen".

stregata said...

I think you should leave the necklace as it. It is beautiful. Name? how about Rainforest?

AJ said...

How about "Amazon"? Kind of a doubly appropriate name, because it could either be the sort of necklace an Amazon warrior woman would wear (big, strong beads), or it could be inspired by the colors of the rain forest.

It's beautiful, by the way. Asymmetry is hard to do right.

Michelle said...

How about Apple Wood?
Have a great weekend!
Bead Happy,
Michelle