Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tired of all the pictures yet?

Too bad, because I usually prefer to look at pictures versus reading a long ole ramble. Since this is my blog, what I say goes ;) !

I spent the morning puttering around the house. Cleaned out my little girls' closet, doing laundry, finding Spring clothes (sandals, jackets, outfits, etc.), you know, all the necessary-but-not-super-exciting-stuff. I was careful not to accomplish too much because then "they" start to expect it. (I'm kidding...I think...) I was looking thru my wardrobe and decided my boring outfits needed a little sprucing up. Seems like all I've been buying lately are solid colors. Ho Hum. Yawn.

With a spring in my step (pardon the pun) I pulled out my jewelry making supplies and started in on a new necklace (or three) for myself.

I have a shirt that matches this color green, almost exactly, that I'm planning to wear with brown pants. I was debating whether or not I should stick to green and brown or go for a daring, bold accent color. I decided the shirt already makes me look like a pea who lost her pod (but I loved the color so I bought it anyway), so I chickened out on the bold part. There's nothing worse than someone pulling out their sunglasses when they're talking to you because your outfit is so bright and bold. The clincher was that I had all the necessary beads for this necklace. Maybe someday, if I can think of what other color to wear with this green, I'll do something different. But for today, this works. Fine. I'll admit it. I'm a chicken, what can I say?!?!
Hey Mom! Recognize this one? My mom, very graciously, gave me this necklace a few years ago. (maybe because I snuck into her closet on more than one occasion to "borrow" it.) It was one long strand and when I tried to double it up, it choked me. Talk about claustrophobic! If I wore it as one long strand, it came down to my belly button and my babies' feet, the diaper bag, my purse, etc. would get caught in it. Hassle-ish. I loved the randomness of it and the colors so I knew that someday I'd end up re-stringing it. Today, I turned it into a double strand necklace, one that doesn't choke me. Hopefully Mom doesn't care! (too bad if she does...)
Yes, I am stuck on green today. I made this necklace to go with a brown shirt/white skirt combo. Once again, kinda boring but I had everything for it. This necklace is actually made from three necklaces I found on clearance at Target last year. The only "new" part of it is the wire. Yes, I even re-used one of the adjustable clasps. So fun! The best part? I still have beads left to make a few more necklaces!

Now back to my regularly scheduled program...housecleaning! Had my fun for the day and now it's back to chores....

1 comment:

-k said...

I really, really like all three of these necklaces! Maybe because I am very partial to green- even the kind that makes me look like a pea without its pod! ;-) But, the multi-colored one is my fave. Gorgeous! I think I am going to have to invest in some fun jewelry for spring- my wardrobe needs it, too.