For the next 12 days, I am on my own. My housekeeper is hanging up her apron to head back to the Philippines to get married and settle down. She's been with us 5 years, and it is with her help around the house that I have been able to focus on the kids and pursue my jewelry adventure. Bless her.
The last time she left to go on home leave for a month, I turned into a monster. I didn't realise that it was just not possible to keep the house as neat and tidy as she does AND work on MAYA & RUHI, AND run The Real Maya and Ruhi's schedules. Well, not possible for me anyways, being not one for multi-tasking and of zero organisational skills. I was trying to do it all, and failing miserably at everything. It was pretty ugly.
So this time, I am going to have to let the crafting take a back seat, for the next 12 days, until my new helper arrives. I will only turn to the worktable in serious need of therapy from the day's foibles, and even so, only to relish the monotony of wire-working most part of a wraparound. I have plans, Big Plans, for a series of stunning wraparounds and bib necklaces... in 12 days' time. ;)
And as my sabbatical from crafting begins today, I list these at my Etsy shop...
I experimented with an ultra-modern look, with this handforged 14K gold filled ear wire, clear quartz facetd nugget, and 14K gold plated chain. Quite cool, no? (Do excuse my skanky thumb nail, with dabs of colour from giving Ruhi a fancy manicure.)
I really love this one. So delicate, yet so striking, is this lovely number crafted from faceted onyx, raw-form rose quartz nuggets, freshwater pearls and 925 silver.