It’s been a bit of a challenging week and I am quite glad it is Friday!
To escape my stress of the week, I decided to pull out some waxed Irish linen and make a beachy piece. Something I could envision wearing on a tropical island far, far away. I strung and knotted some summery wood beads, white and turquosie shell, clear seaglass beads and rustic silver heishi to make what I thought was going to be a bracelet. It had a mind of it’s own and turned out to be a long over the head necklace!
I have been anxious to use some of the carved jade and bone focals I picked up at an Intergem show a few weeks ago. The one I chose for above really added the little extra something this necklace needed. I am going to have fun using the rest of these!
Does making jewelry ever help you escape your stress? I think that is one of the best things about doing something you love or having a hobby you are passionate about. For me, it is a healthy escape as much as a source of creative expression.
Have a great weekend! My inlaws are coming from California to visit for a week and they arrive this afternoon. I’m looking forward to spending time with family.