I am grateful to work a compressed schedule at work, which means that I have Mondays off to do whatever pleases me. Doctors appointments, laundry, crafting, sleeping in if I need to, etc. Yesterday I spent most of the morning doing whatever I could to make my apartment as dark as possible, as I was nursing a crappy headache on account of the rain rolling in. The few hours of relative daylight I had left were spent making something I have been imagining for six weeks now. Now I have to wait another week to photograph these pieces in decent-enough daylight for my Etsy shop. I'm constantly postponing my need for instant crafty gratification.
The good part - my idea worked, I'm completely pleased with the results, and I'm looking forward to adding metal-free jewelry** to my shop very, very soon. These necklaces (and complementary bracelets, too!) are so perfectly simple and versatile. A great success, aside from the constraints of my life...which, if I'm being honest, really is a pretty great success, too.
** There isn't a particular need, generally, to produce metal free jewelry...but I hate working with metal, and I generally don't wear anything with exposed metal on it because it pesters my skin. It's nice to make something for people with similar sensitivities that isn't plastic.