I decided to give the project a try...and what fun it was! These are my creations, pictured above. I then went and visited Deryns' blog and told her I had made some earrings from her instructions, but had to yet to purchase earwires..she responded ..."why don't you make your own?" and proceeding to tell me she had a link to a tutorial of hers on her blog. So that is what I did.....and that is what you see! My first handmade earwires! They were very easy to make..I did improvise however on the tools...but plan to purchase the appropriate ones, as I feel they would work much better. Thanks Deryn!
On another note..the weather..oh yes the weather. A frequent subject lately. It is freezing out! I didn't really care though this morning. I have been feeling very unmotivated lately and thought a run outside would cure me. I usually do run outside, regardless of rain, sleet or snow, but have been a little wimpy lately(well, maybe 10 inches of snow and the glaring ice on the roads had something to do with it.) and have been working out inside instead. So, I bundled up and threw my digicam in my pocket, put the headphones on, overwhich went the earmuffs...and I was off. Let me tell you, I ran very fast...thinking I could get home faster. But silly me, everything I see, I want to take a picture of, mostly trees, sky, birds..today at least. The sky was so blue, with wispy white cotton clouds, the bare trees made such a gorgeous contrast against it. There where sweet little birds just sitting on the power lines. So of course I had to take about ten pictures, and hated five of them..so they were deleted. Dumb idea. The picture taking. Happy I did, but standing still was not good in the frigid temps! Finally I said enough and headed home. It did work though. I really, really needed to 'see' again. Meaning just moseying, or not moseying, along on a run and appreciate. I think my mind was so used to being treated to that every day, that it was going into withdrawl. So I will try to not be a wimp, if only for myself..and run outside more. I realize it is what keeps me sane, it is therapy, my psychotherapist, time with god and myself.