Getting Back to "Me"

This post will be short and sweet… between the roller coaster of emotions these past few weeks, the craziness of the holidays upon us, the fact that we took away Myla’s pacifier (cold turkey) a week and half ago making it difficult for her (or is it difficult for me?) to go down for a nap and at night, I’ve decided to let her just stay up today to see what happens. I’m just going to throw all the rules about toddlers and naps out the window today. Perhaps I’ll put a movie on shortly and close my own eyes for bit with the hope of her closing hers. 

Anyways, although the holidays are exciting they will still be difficult this year. I hate to admit it, but a part of me is looking forward to getting back to a simpler life - no party planning, no holiday planning, and no gift shopping. I’m really looking forward to getting back to doing something just for me… like making jewelry (and painting too - I’ve been beyond moved to start painting again). Between all the projects for Myla over the past number of weeks (can’t forget about moving into a new house too), I’ve really neglected my jewelry - although I’m inspired and can’t wait to get creating again.

So in the meantime, here’s a necklace and earring set I created earlier this year. I was still working with wire and experimenting with creating beaded links. I also tried something new with the long eyepins for the earrings, letting the wire serve as part of the design, while just using a few beads on the end.