Monday, 6 October 2008

taking home made banners to a new level (probably a lower level then ever taken before!!)

i'm amazed. somehow, amongst all the up side downness of my life at the moment, i've been creating ??? how can this be? obviously, theres some creativity coming out of all this emotional turmoil. must be a subconscious thing, without realising it, i'm immersed in my jewellery work, which in turn stops me from thinking about the upheaval thats surrounding me.

silver wire worked bracelet with semi precious jade, accented with forest coloured seed beads

tried putting 'pink for october' stamp on my blog to help promote the awarness of breast cancer. hmmmmm, technology and me really are poles apart!! so for now, i'm writing in pink! i have a friend who has breast cancer. to say she is full of life sounds a cliche............................but she is, she really is! promoting this, supporting that, helping anyone and everyone and always with a smile and most of all laughing. she's also a mum, and a bloody good one. best i shut up about my situation now eh. *zip*

hang on! i've got an idea................................................................................ what do you think of my banner??? ok, bit primitive, but hey, needs must. (think the kids need some new felt tips!)

jade and jasper earrings. i tend to make my own earwires now as i think they look so much more individual to the piece. i just luuurve the colour of the jade.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

things are moving.....................

an unfinished piece, of st. silver and lampwork beads. the funny thing is, i didnt have suitable silver beads to put inbetween the lampwork ones, so tried it with coiling silver wire and twisting it round the handmade bangle to create a 'spacer'. i quite like it!

they certainly seem to be! while i'm not going to count my chickens as to the certanty of me and kids and dog relocating to somerset, things are definately moving in the right direction. the sale of my house is going through well by all accounts, and the one we're buying is due to have the survey next week (so i'm told!). my nerves are getting the better of me today. stomach churning with some anxiety, which i think is brought on by the fact i'm taking my eldest down there tonight. it'll be the first time i've been back since things are more set in stone, so making the move more real i spose. also gotta check out schools for them both, and with my youngest having special needs and a full statement, am obiously very axious to get it right first time. eldest will be seeing her new home for the first time (was away with friends when i last went down and happened to find a lovely home). planning ahead, i'm gonna take some pictures of the house to make into a 'book' for my youngest when the time comes, to prepare her for the move. this is scarey stuff. its just me. whatever happens, its down to me, and it feels like more then just the weight of the world on my shoulders. i want a better life for the girls and if i dont do it now, probably never will. i dont want to be in my rocking chair in years to come, wondering what could have been if i'd taken the plunge and left london............................................... so here goes!

two more pieces i created this week, inbetween housework, solictors forms and kids clubs! sound familiar?? haha