July 30, 2002 01:40 PM

I tend to use Craft in that big, pretentious theatrical way. I'm down with Craft. I'm also fine with The Crafts, in a pagan arts sort of way.

But this weekend (amidst sniffles and shivers) I started a new craft in the common sense of the word. As in, arts and. I've started making my own jewelry.

Of course, jewelry making looks fun, but bead stringing is desperately tedious. And all-bead jewelry doesn't really work with my personal retro sensibility [something like "Nothing between 1960 and 1991!"]. In fact, most jewelry you can make ends up looking very silly indeed. I still fancy that mine is quite pretty, as it's heavily inspired by Superhero Designs.

Anyhow, I've been making necklaces upon necklaces. Too many, even. It's one of the few things I've been able to do with this sickness that doesn't hurt my eyes. If you're a hand-craft kind of a girl (or guy, though I'm pretty sure the boys won't be interested in my baubles) and feel like trading something handmade of your own, let me know. I love getting mail.

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You'll have to post pictures of your jewelry! If I made neat hand made things, I'd offer a swap. Of course, this wedding may make me crafy after all - it is a wish of mine! And thanks again for the link to superhero designs. I've followed your links to them before and coveted them - now I think I might get one as a gift for my sister for being my bridesmaid - a little different and so beautiful!

I don't think I make much sense in the morning, which is the time that I have so much to say... hmmm..

these are the thoughts of Alison on August 4, 2002 07:40 AM

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