Hiya folks, nice to catch up with you again. I thought it would be good to play some music right at the beginning, so you can have something to listen to as you read - most of my readers are women, and at the risk of sounding sexist, I think we are good at multitasking.
The inspiration for my piece this week was this picture - the pink smoke spreading through the grey in a careless whisper. For once I chose the colour scheme first and picked a peachy-pink druzy teardrop to embroider around, with braids of pale pink and grey and accents of peridot green. Hung on two strands of spectrolite, which is a dark labradorite with the same beautiful flashes of colour, and rose quartz.
In last weeks edition of the blog I showed you some polymer clay headpins I made - here they are made up into simple earrings. I applied paint and a coat of resin to get these pretty effects. I even threw some sequins onto the resin on one of them, just because it is the festive season. The earrings are all about 2.5 - 2.7" in length. The black and white drawing I have used to display them on is not life size and is only meant to give an idea of how the earrings would hang from the ear lobe, so don't be taken aback by the seeming 'hugeness' of the jewellery.
I took Caprilicious to the 'Family Fun Day' last Sunday. Mike drove me to the venue, on a cold autumn day, only to find that the place was being cleaned - there had been a fortieth birthday party the night before, and the revellers had decided to have a food fight - chicken legs and nuts and crisps were strewn all over the place as well as glitter and streamers and other party stuff and the cleaners had not turned up. The poor organisers were frantically sweeping up all the detritus and eventually made the place habitable. Caprilicious did fairly well and made a few quid for charity, which I put into one of the collection pails at the end of the day. There was the obligatory bouncy castle, line dancing to live music for the kids, face painting, tombola, cake stalls, and a few others that I did not visit. I met Emma, the bath bomb lady - she had a line in home made skin creams and bath products that were cheap and cheerful and were snapped up by people looking for Christmas stocking fillers. In spite of the cold and obligatory rain which always shows up at an outdoor event, loads of people turned out to support the charity. Here are some pictures from the event.
I was exhausted after a day of resisting cake, and spent the rest of the week in a slight daze.
Next week, I will be running the Caprilicious Treasure Hunt on the website - I shall post the picture below with a code - it will be found amongst the necklaces in one of the pages of the 'Treasury of Statement Necklaces'. All you have to do is find the picture and code to be entitled to 15% off your entire checkout cart. There will be a new Christmas related code every day, and it will be valid for a week.
So, do feel free to have a go, folks. Grab a few Christmas presents and Bling for that office party while you can. Only one code per person please - as the codes are valid for a week, you have plenty of time to pick the stuff you want.
That's me for this week folks, thanks for joining me. Catch you next week, same time, same place,