Then, I decided to make a necklace with a set of blue agate hand carved leaves I brought back from a trip to India, only to find that I couldn't lay my hands on the very beads I wanted. I knew that I had put them carefully to one side only a few weeks ago. Hmm!
At least my craft supplies got tidied away and the house cleaned as I turned it upside down looking for these two items, and was eventually rewarded by the appearance of the leaves in a package of other blue beads - I still maintain that it wasn't me who put them there! The gouges remain lost.
An Attempt at Alchemy
So, that was that - except I haven't given up! I've bought another 600 gms and having watched yet another video, I sent for steel measuring cups as small vessels to dissolve the bismuth in. We live to fight another day!
Mr Gremlin relents - Autumn Bliss
Talking about hidden treasure, have you been one of those taking part in the Treasure Hunt? If not, do make your way to the 'Treasury of Statement Necklaces' and look for the code on one of the pages which will entitle you to a 15% discount. The Treasure Hunt is on till the 14th of November.
The code is on a copy of this picture, and all you have to do is go and find it.