Today was the day I've been dreaming about since I submitted my resignation. I got up, showered, dressed and got both girls to school on time. Joel had some business in Arlington, so he left shortly after I returned. I had the whole day ahead of me to work on jewelry! Yesterday, my friend Kimberly and I had started experimenting making glass tile pendants and Scrabble tile pendants. So this morning, I continued trying to perfect the glass tile technique. I'm relatively pleased with the results and hope to offer these in my Etsy Shop soon after a little more tweaking.
After that, I moved on to a double-sided pendant. I used a pearlized-shell-like disk and
applied some pretty origami paper to one side while leaving to other side plain. Unfortunately, photographs don't do it justice.
Next, I worked on embellishing
some bamboo tiles that I got the last time I was in New York. That inspired me to break out the dominoes and create a couple of really cute pendants. (Especially fun because I got to use my drill press!)
Finally, I finished up the day by making a bracelet and earrings with red huayruru seeds from Peru.
Then it was time to pick up the girls from school, Joel returned home and we all sat down to eat pot roast that I'd made in the crock pot. All that was missing was my string of pearls, starched apron and high heels. I guess I'll have to make a pearl necklace on my next "great day".