I’ve tried to get feedback from my sister but as you probably know she doesn’t respond often. But I do what I like. I mostly use Swarovski Crystals, Sea Glass and Natural Beads. The design concept is mine and I do the looping and linking by hand. I’m going to try to do some of the findings, years ago I used to glue the Swarovski Crystals into the pieces for large companies. There was little ventilation and some damage was done but I think as long as I only do small pieces I’ll be okay. I might even try to solder. The fumes from that aren’t the best either but my brain can’t get much worse so why not? I did a lot of antiquing when I worked in the jewelry factory also but I noticed it’s done differently now. It’s good to see they don’t use so much acetone anymore.
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It’s been a long time since I’ve made jewelry. Because my kidneys were failing and I didn’t know it, my eyesight was blurry. I had to stop making jewelry because I kept hurting myself. lol
Now it’s a different problem named Dutch. He loves to play fetch. He will play for hours. If I refuse to play he will get the rubber bone on the top of his snout and flip it at my face! He’s a smart dog. Too smart. But I’ve managed to work around him.
Here are just a few samples of jewelry I’ve done in the last three days. As I’ve said before I only use Swarovski Crystals. Other materials are Sea Glass, Czech Crystal, Swarovski Pearls, Abalone Shell (hand made and polished), and the bubble piece at the bottom of the necklace has a tiny shell, starfish and sea glass inside. (I didn’t make that) Everything else is designed by me and hand looped and linked. I enjoy doing this. It takes me to different place where I don’t have to think or worry, a place my mom taught me about.
Here are a couple of pictures of some earrings I made recently and a “bar” necklace. I’m still working on the look of the “bar” necklace. The ego part is me thinking my post about Sean Penn deserves to be published. lol I just read it again and thought ” Wow that’s good”. My medications really are NOT working. But I’m not as down as I was yesterday.
The photography isn’t my best but I was in the mood to do something and had limited resources. The jewelry is made with Swarovski Crystals and designed by me all of it is hand linked and looped. Which is harder than it looks. lol Dutch is my Puppy who is a huge pain but is at the age where he is ready to be neutered. I want a DNA test done on him because he is unlike any Chihuahua I’ve ever known! I wish there was a younger dog for him to play with. The senior dogs are annoyed by him and it isn’t fair to them that they have to live out their last years being tortured by him. But we are working on it. Keeping him more occupied with toys and exercise and away from them. I just have to breathe and try my best.
I think my sister and I are fighting. I think I can’t remember. She hasn’t talked to me since September 28th. In your world that wouldn’t seem like a long time. In twin world and my Bipolar, Conversion Disorder, Separation Anxiety world, it is. It’s like a year. I really can’t remember if we had a fight or not and this part of life is getting worse. I sat in the driveway with the car running and my hand hovering over the gear shift trying to remember what to do. Then my hand would go to the windshield wipers. Things like this are happening frequently. I stumble like I am drunk sometimes. The word finding and remembering peoples names is embarrassing. My family and people I know will tell me ” Oh it’s probably your meds, don’t worry.” or ” You just went through a major health scare, relax”. These problems started slowly before my kidneys failed. My doctor had me checked for Parkinson’s and MS about 8 years ago. And I know Celiac Disease causes cognitive issues and sometimes short term memory problems. I mean who do you know that has Vitamin D resistant Rickets??!! But it’s scary sometimes. Now on to better things.
I was in a fun mood. STOP LAUGHING!! When I say fun I mean dark fun! So I made these earrings in the spirit of Halloween, but also to pay homage to movies where masks like these were worn. Of course I can’t remember a single one right now but could remember the word homage. That bothers me because movies are a big part of my life along with music and books.
I really didn’t like the original photos of these earrings so I took some new shots. They’re done on an antique kerosene parlor lamp with a flowered globe on top and a bronze cherub holding it up. From my father’s collection. The dust is original.