Still using a PC that acts like a diva on drugs, I’ll just keep going as good as I can. It felt good getting it out of my system last week though, which opened my eyes to another thing I’ve been pondering; what to blog about. This is a personal blog, where I write about personal stuff, and of course articles about things that interest me, but I thought about turning it more into a hobby blog, where I’d write more about my hobbies instead of personal issues, experiences and chatter. But no! I need to vent now and then, and this is the place where I can do so without annoying anyone. Yeah okay, if you feel annoyed by it, just skip those entries, haha.
Anyway, I’ve been a bit creative the past week, and have broadened my horizon. My boyfriend got me some jewelry wire, probably because I wouldn’t shut up about how I really wanted some, and I’ve been working with it a few times now. Since I live on a small island, beaches are always just around the corner, and collecting seaglass is one of my hobbies. I sometimes find very pretty pieces in perfect condition, and wanted to create jewelry with them. And that’s exactly what I’m doing now! It’s by far not easy, especially with smaller pieces, but I’m having a lot of fun. I really like working with something you can’t buy in stores, so this is right down my alley!
I also work more with metals now, in contrast to the many friendship bracelets I’ve made over the past year, which were mainly created using various kinds of thread. Though it requires a lot of patience, I find it incredibly satisfying. I have used only new pieces for my new jewelry sets, which really makes those creations shine. Sure, they are not as unique as what I usually create, but they are still based on my own ideas, and duplicates will not be made!
Taking a break from wires and beads, I decided to paint some seashells again, which I haven’t done for quite a while. After some rather bad attempts, I succeeded in creating galaxies on shells. This was once again something that required a lot of patience, not only because I had to learn how to paint a galaxy/nebula, but also because the paint had to dry rather often. It took me 2 days to finish them, but I’m happy with the result, and will surely make more at some point. As mentioned above, we have beaches all over, so I can collect the seashells myself.
Bookmarks are still a work in progress, as I just haven’t gotten around to finishing them. You know that feeling, when there’s something else you just really want to do? Yeah… I’ll get to them though!
On a side note: I made an account on Ko-fi today, because why not? It’s not like I want to beg for money, and I don’t expect anything big from it, but now it’s possible to donate to this blog and my projects. Proceeds will go towards keeping this blog up and running, and new materials for crafting. Should it become a bigger thing than expected, I’d really like to start some frequent contests here, where it would be possible to win some of my stuff that I create for those events only. I already have some things ready for a contest, which I wanted to start last year, but now I’m waiting until the grand opening of my Storenvy instead, as I haven’t had the time nor PC the past months.
Why Ko-fi? Because I’m not good enough to ask for anything on Patreon, don’t want ads on my page (they are ugly, m’kay?), and PayPal buttons are… also ugly. Haha! 😀