Anyway, tomorrow some of the girls are supposed to come over, since I decided to host an "arts and crafts" evening. Last time it was just me and Sally... and (a few) midnight margaritas. That time, the "crafting" took over the dining-room table completely. (See the picture below if you don't believe me).
Last - as well as this - week, when I've had some spare time, I've been surfing the net for "creative ideas" concerning jewellery. It's amazing how much you can find online, from DIY-manuals to design to people blogging about how they make their own, as well as thousands of sites selling jewellery. Everyone is competing with everyone else, but I guess women over the world have started to realize that they actually CAN create their own trinkets and necklaces from scratch, and that it's actually not that difficult.
I borrowed a few books from the library on how to make "easy" pieces, and when you've 'mastered' a few basic techniques, you're good to go. It's amazing what type of materials people actually use to create their jewellery, as well as how science has enabled a change from more "natural" materials (like stone, pearl and precious metals) to plastic, 'junk' and so much more....
Speaking of making things from 'junk', the black necklace in the last picture is one of my favorites. The black wooden pearls are actually some turquoise Ibero-pearls I found while going through a 2nd hand store with Mimi. Just painted them black and put them on the wire. Easy!