Thursday, July 24, 2008

Spring Geisha


Ugh, I'm sorry I went missing for a couple days. The Short One came down with a bad case of stomach 'flu, and we are expecting house guests today - the combination of the two has made life a little hectic chez nous. The SO has still not recovered his appetite, but he's much more cheerful and active now, so I feel that we are over the worst of it. Actually, the SO and I spent the morning perfecting our "butterfly and grasshopper" interpretive dance, which involves one of us wearing elegant-looking wings (ie, a baby blanket) and the other one hopping like a grasshopper - very sublime and careful choreography is involved, let me tell you.

Here's a photo of what I did with some of the beads I bought in New York over my birthday. It's a pretty simple piece, but I like the way the colors came out, and I don't think the pendant really requires a lot of adornment, anyway. (You'll note that I used another one of my simple PMC rings for the clasp, here, again.) We'll probably head to NYC once more before the year is out, and I already have a laundry list of beads I would like to pick up! Now if only I could find the time to actually list a few items on Etsy - I've had stuff ready to photograph for a week, but life keeps getting in the way. Funny how that works...

Oh, I just realized - my one year "blogiversary" is coming up at the end of the month. It's hard to believe that the blog is almost a year old! I'll have to come up with an appropriate celebration to mark the occasion...

Thanks for stopping by!

3 comments:

Soochal said...

Melissa - Thank you SO much for the sweet dreams pendant! I received it on Saturday and love it! I am so happy that I won that contest! =D

I hope the SO feels better quick quick quick!

Christina said...

That is really pretty. Love the colors. Thanks for the pottery store info in Evanston. I'd make the trek down there if they had Saturday classes, but right now they don't. Bummer. I found another one in Highland Park, but their classes are also during the week at around 4 p.m. I'll have to keep looking.

Melissa J. Lee said...

Soochal - I'm so happy you like the pendant (and I'm so sorry it took so long to reach you!) Congratulations, again!!

Christina, Yes, HP has a lot of children's pottery classes, too. (I'm beginning to have this funny feeling that we may live closer to each other than I thought...) I'm sorry the times don't work out for you. I left a note on your blog with further details, but perhaps Lillstreet Art Center (www.lillstreet.com) would work for you? Good luck! I know N. will have a fun time playing with clay once you find the right class...