February 23, 2009

Jump, Ring! JUMP!



I'm working on a project that involves many, many handmade jump rings so I've been hammering and spiraling wire for two days. And. My. Hands. Are. Tired. I have a dent and a bruise as well as several blisters on my hand and from griping my pliers. Cruddy pliers they are, so today at the Gem Faire I bought a new pair that cut flush and are super sharp. I was on the hunt for turquoise and and found several lovely strands. When I got home I noticed that one of the vendors over charged me by $20. UGH! I hate when I'm distracted while shopping. My budget wasn't very big and I brought a list which I stuck to. I even bundled up a few beads to bring with me for color reference. The heater must have been jacked up to 11, because by the time I left I was dehydrated and had the worst headache. Several Tylenol and much juice later and I can finally appreciate what I came home with!

I also did some internet shopping this week with my projects in mind and got this F'n fantastic heart pendant from Zoa Art! It. Is. Beautiful!!!! This one is all for me. If only I could find the time to make myself something with it!

5 comments:

freedom said...
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Lorelei said...

Beautiful!! I am intrigued by this jump ring project!! And that Spiny heart is F'in delicious!

Gaea said...

I am really liking the jump rings but am thinking there is just so much copper. It takes some getting used to, visually.

Joelle said...

Gah! that heart is amazing! Sorry about your boo-boo hands.

HINT Jewelry Design said...

Love the preciousness of the heart :)