Happy Bank Holiday to those of you in the UK who've had the day off today - and hasn't it been typical bank holiday weather today - it really feels as though autumn is coming, cool in the evenings (and we haven't had many summer days this year), and the days are drawing in so quickly :(
Back to school next week - Andrew is starting secondary school (I think I'm much more nervous than he is LOL!) - where on earth does time go, and he'll soon be as tall as me, his feet are already larger than mine (that was a shock for me to cope with!). The summer holidays are absolutely flying by. Good grief aren't things for school expensive - I've spent £170 on shoes and trainers for my two in the last week, and we've still got to buy Andrew some football boots yet. I'm going to have to think of a way to earn a few extra pennies me thinks - have to do a boot sale to get rid of some of the toys and clothes the children have grown out of!
Sorry I haven't been around much lately - Mr Mojo has been missing. I've bought birthday cards and presents again this month.
Anyway, enough waffle. I've made an attempt at wirework jewellery making today, and made my first ring. I haven't got a proper ring mandrel so used a thick glue pen; the ring is a bit big but I don't like anything too tight! The ring matches the jewellery set I made in June, shown here.
Ooh, if only my skin didn't look so old and wrinkled, I could apply to be a hand model LOL!
Back to the ring, I've used 0.6mm wire to make the flower, which is made with black shell and a rose quartz - the shank of the ring is 1mm wire. This is OK for a first attempt - I need a lot of practice before I can make one for someone else though I think.
We have something exciting happening this week, and I'm very nervous about it - I'll tell you about it when it's over though, so keep an eye out in the next few days ;)
Thank you for looking, and I'll see you soon. Have a fabulous week.
Love, Andrea xx
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