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Reisterstown, MD, United States
A practicing attorney who is trying to find the time to develop a small business designing, making and selling handmade jewelry.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I'm in Denial

I turned 55 today.  I really don't even think that it is possible.  When did I get so freakin old?

I feel like the same person I was 50 years ago.  I still have all my insecurities.  I still struggle with my weight.  I still want to go to Africa.

It seems that the majority of my life is behind me.  Oh how I wish I could just start over again.  Some things I would do differently but mostly I'm happy about my life.  I only want it to last a lot longer.

Hopefully I'll have another 30 or 40 years to watch my grandchildren grow up and see the fine adults they will become.

Who knows, maybe I'll get to see my great grandchildren!

Here's to old age.  Life should be celebrated.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Remaking Jewelry

I seem to be a bit spacey these days.   For example, I recently made a green kyanite and lampwork necklace using some beads that I found a couple of years ago at the Tucson show.  It was really the first time I had spent more than $200 per strand for gemstone beads.  The green kyanite is spectacular!  In fact, I liked the green kyanite so much that I couldn't decide what to make with it.  I finally decided to make a simple wire wrapped necklace.  Here is the picture of the finished necklace.

I didn't notice until a photographed the necklace that it wasn't right.  The clasp in the front didn't lay right and it looked very asymmetrical.  It wasn't at all what I wanted it to be.  So, it was back to the drawing board for this one.

After cutting apart all my wonderful wire loops, I began again.  Sometimes, I have had to remake a necklace several times before I get it right.  This time, however, the second time was a charm.  Here are some pictures of the remade necklace that is now on sale in my Etsy, Artfire and Zibbet shops.

Ahhh, much better.