Saturday, April 25, 2009

I just don't get....

On one of the boards I read, there's a person selling ear wires, which are the part of an earing that you put into your ear, and from which beads or charms dangle from. They are usually made from silver, or coated in gold, or something which doesn't usually react with skin.

Only she's making them from copper and brass, both of which react with many people's skin. And she's proud of the fact that they are copper and brass, which "aren't usually available", according to her. I kind of get the fact that some people might want hand-made ear wires, but I don't get why you'd want them in a metal that will turn your skin black....

Sunday, April 12, 2009

And the last of the to-do list....

I had a (mostly whinny) post a few weeks back about my lack of motivation on a few crafty type things. I'm happy to announce that the last of my four things (Alhambra, Socks, Bracelet and Beads) has been finished, as I have a few new beads to share. There are a few more beads, but nothing very interesting, as they are accent beads for bracelets in the works.

I acquired a Pandora style braclet a little while back, and managed to get in some torch time to make some glass beads to go on the bracelets. It's a larger hole than I'm used to, but I'm quite liking the style. I hope to get the supplies to silver core beads like real Pandora/Troll/Biagi style beads, but that's a little while off yet.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Beaded Happy Dance...

I posted a little while ago about items that were almost finished, or in the progress of being finish, but I had no motivation to complete. I finished the beading on Alhambra, which was the first of my items. I also finished my socks, and now I'm pleased to report that the freeform bracelet is also finished.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Ta - Da! Sock Happy Dance

And here are the finished socks - Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn in S40, basic toe up pattern.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

An anniversary of sorts....

Today (April 5th) marks the 15th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death. I was never much of a Nirvana fan, and I never really thought much of the band. I do remember the event distinctly because it was the first time that I'd found about the "news" on the internet, instead of a more traditional news medium. While that might not seem like such an event in 2009, 1994 was an era when the most current news was on TV, and perhaps the newspapers. Internet connections were rare, and most of the content was published by "enthusiasts" rather than corporations. Who would have thought that 15 years later I would be writing this blog, and publishing my own content out there.

Some updates:

The second sock is now 3/4 finished:

Egyptian Garden gained one and a half arms of the blue "cross":

And St. Petersburg gained a small building and a set of tiles:

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Thursday Update

It's been an exciting week - a little stressful, but good nonetheless. The most awesome news is that I have tickets to see U2 in both New York and Vancouver. (I am aware that not many people chose those two cities as being "convenient" to them, but they both work for me, so I'm going). It's been 3 1/2 years since I've seen the band, and I couldn't be more excited. There's rumours that this may be their last tour, but I hope they have many more great tours ahead of them.