I've been trying to create a bit more rather than sit on the computer or in front of the tv all the time. The above pendant was one that I had actually started probably about 4-5 months ago. It was all done except for the bail which I finally got off my lazy butt and finished this past weekend. It wasn't like it was difficult either. This was a complete departure for me as far as the colors I used in it. I admit it, I like pink (the brighter, the better), orange, turquoise, purple and green but it has to be neon green. For this pendant I used a Swarovski Rivoli which is called Sahara but in layman's terms, it's green with golds and browns depending on which way you move it. The smaller Swarovski bicones around the edge are Colorado Topaz and Smoked Topaz Light and I used gold seed beads. Gold is not a color or metal I wear at all, other than my wedding band and a pair of opal earrings I wear all the time and the only reason I wear the earrings is because my dad went to Australia when I was about 12 and brought back 3 pairs of opals which he had made into earrings for my mother, one of his sisters and me (no wonder my sister hates me..lol). I have to say that I was quite happy with how it came out seeing as I'm not used to working with this combination of colors.
I also managed to get a few more cabochons made and wrapped one so far. Now, when I was done with this one I was pretty happy with how it turned out. That balloon soon burst when I showed it to my husband and he says "It looks like a Christmas Tree". Then again, I could take it as a compliment....right? You'd think after 20 years of marriage I should know better than to expect him to NOT say something like that. Don't worry, I'm used to it and just laughed it off just like he does when I say something about sports that he thinks it's ridiculous. I did have to get the opinion of my friend Jennifer as to whether it was too much at the top and luckily she lied like a good friend should and said it looked fine! I've got more wire on the way to me so I'm hoping to get a few more done and maybe do a few other wire projects.
Well, as I was in the middle of this post, writing about my great award from PJ who has a great blog that I love to read here....my darn Firefox crashed! Must be telling me something! So, PJ I apologize but I am not going to pass it on but I will tell you the 7 things I love (if I can remember them lol).
- My Husband - Yes, it's sloppy and obvious but he is my best friend as well as all the other things that go along with being a husband. I couldn't have wished for a better partner in life.
- Music - Yes of course, The Boss comes first in this category but he isn't the only one. Music means so much to me.
- Creating - It's a part of me that I lost along the way in life and found again.
- Travel - My travels have shaped me as a person. It has meant more for me to stand looking up at the Sistine Chapel or view the Sydney Harbour Bridge in person rather than to read about them in books or online.
- Sports - Watching (in person, preferably) NOT playing!
- Nature - It's just so darn cool and amazing.
- Animals - Mostly dogs but all animals. If I'm ever down, all I have to do is watch Animal Planet and I am instantly cheered up.