Friday, 14 December 2007
Today Frizbe and I went into Belper in the morning, and while she had a beauty treatment I wandered around the High Street looking for a box of Christmas cards for M for the studio. In my aimless wandering between visits to Fresh Basil for life sustaining hot coffee I stumbled upon Clare's Beautiful Beads ( www.claresbeautifulbeads.com the ebay shop) and I thought I would have a look around with the thought that I have an amber necklace that needs restringing. My dad bought me the necklace of amber beads and H broke it last year tugging on it and I have ignored it's existence ever since. The broken necklace has been lurking in the bottom of my jewelry box and I hadn't really thought of it for ages. I was asked if I wanted it restrung for the price of £5 and thought I would rather try and do it myself. I was helped to find all the various bits I needed and while Frizbe waited patiently for me to choose a few beads for a knitted brooch.
I settled down to have a go at jewelry making while H tucked into his fish fingers, chips and peas ( his choice as he was feeling a bit under the weather today.) It was a bit fiddly doing the end of the necklace but I managed it and as it was quite a long necklace before I shortened it and had enough amber left to make a bracelet too. I think it could be quite additive, it was fun. I want more! I think I must have crafting ADD.