And yet, Mom Nature (who is obviously a WAY meaner mom than me even if the kid doesn't believe that) has decided to once again screw with the weather. After a summer of oddly cool temperatures during which I had to wear a sweater at the beach and we rarely even broke 80, she has decided that we needed to experience this yesterday:
Yep, that's right. 106 degrees in my driveway yesterday. And it's even hotter today! As I drover over the pass at about 8:15 this morning, it was already 87!
Tomorrow, it's supposed to "cool off"...to a high of 89. Multiple days of uber-hot temps in So Cal mean ONE THING: fire. I expect by tomorrow that everything will be on fire around here.
The kid and I tried to escape the heat for a while yesterday by going to the movies. One of his friends came over afterwards so I did actually get a teensy bit of free time to make jewelry. Of course, the perfect project for teensy blocks of time is...earrings!
So here they are:
I started with a set of teeny tiny lampwork nuggets from SFDGlassBeads.
I was originally going to call this design "Butterfly Sorbet", but after thinking about it I realized that was a bad idea because 1. EWWWWW...who wants to eat sorbet made out of butterflies and 2. There's probably some "Anti Butterfly Defamation League" out there who would get their panties all in wad and accuse me of being a butterfly terrorist and whatnot and really? I don't have time for that (beads to buy, jewelry to make, air conditioning bills to pay...y'know...the IMPORTANT stuff).
Soooo..."Berry Sorbet and Butterflies" it is. Pewter butterfly charms, sterling silver chain, tiny lampwork nuggets in shades of raspberry, grape and peach and lots of sparkling crystals.
I used a more uniform type of chain so the dangles are clustered more closely all up and down the length.
And then I got all artsy with the picture taking - mostly to show how awesomely sparkley these are when the blazingly hot and hellish light of the sun hits them. I called this pair "Summer Seas."