Friday, 25 July 2008

A visit to Qurindi, a pearl and gem torsade and a tagging game!

I'm running a bit late with my blogpost this much to do (as usual) and so little time to do it in (even MORE usual)! One day I'll be organised....HA!

I've had quite a social week this week, even though I couldn't really spare the time. But some things just have to go on the backburner for a little while don't they!? Of course I'm rushing around like a 'headless chook' now (one of my Dad's favourite sayings lol).

I am attending the Christimas in July market in the main street of Quirindi this Sunday 27 July. Not having been to Quirindi (apart from driving through it once or twice) it will be a whole new experience, with lots of new people to meet and show my jewellery to. It will be an INCREDIBLY early start as the market opens at 8am - and I am two hours drive away! But it finishes at 3pm so I will be home at a decent hour at least. Of course I always feel the compulsion to make new things for a show, so I have been busy at the bench for the last couple of weeks in readiness. Naturally, being a new 'crowd' everything I have will be new to them, but I like the 'fresh' feeling of having new things even if I am the only one who knows!

Today's picture is one of the new necklace - isn't it absolutely GORGEOUS? (Detail pic up the top)! I'm always deeply enamoured of my new pieces - only slightly biaised, promise ;). A beautiful torsade of three strands of deep lime & bronze-green freshwater pearls, deep mint green keshi pearls, faceted smoky quartz rounds and labradorite wheels and little nuggets of peridot. Scrumptious!!

On other notes, I must thank all those people who commented on my bridal necklace shown recently - such wonderful comments and obviously lots of people like bridal! I admit I do too, even though my wedding was almost 20 years ago (!) and so I thought I would share Michabella Creations bridal earrings page - she has some lovely designs that would look very chic and elegant.

I have mentioned the wonderful Mom Bloggers Club before. Well, through this site I met Celeste, who has 'tagged' me. I am supposed to list six of my quirks and then tag six other people. Well here we go on the quirks.

1. Although my mind is organised my studio rarely is!
2. I have to have a deadline or things won't get done.
3. I love to make lists.
4. I love to cross things off lists, even if it means I have to add on things that WEREN'T on it(but I've done anyway) so that I can cross them off *snicker*
5. I still haven't mastered the URGENT vs. the IMPORTANT (i.e.from the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People that I read well over a decade ago).
6. I stay in my PJs far too late in the morning in the effort to get something done first!

Here are the rules:

1. link the person(s) who tagged you
2. Mention the rules on your blog
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

OK, guys, consider yourselves TAGGED:

1. Jennifer - Happily Ever After Land
2. Cindi - Moomettesmagnificents
3. Regina - Margarita Bloom
4. Sarah - In the Trenches of Motherhood
5. Angie - Seven Clown Circus
6. Rebecca - Musings of a Mum of 4

Till next!


Claremont First Ward said...

Your necklace is SO this meme. Will get to it very soon! Thanks for the tag.

Sarahviz said...

I LOVE your jewelry! Thanks for the tag--although I don't know if I'll get to it as I'm headed to the beach for a family vacation!

JenEverAfter said...

Ohmygosh! I feel totally famous now! OK, but I'm way too exhausted from a day of MIL-entertaining. So please let me sleep on it, and I'll get to it in the morning. Thanks!

Inspired Designs by Teresa said...

Annette, the necklace is beautiful, I am partial to anything green.

Your list had me laughing out loud, especially #3 & #4 because I do the exact same things. Funny how we have to play mind games with ourselves!

Teresa M.

Anonymous said...

Great quirks. I used to do bead jewelry myself before my daughter was born and I must say my office was always a disaster area. My husband was too scared to even walk through the door !

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work! I told my niece all about you today when she was visiting from Boston, and gave her the link to your site as well! Thanks for the link luv and Meme! I'm up and posted!

Gem said...

Aloha Annette! Whenever I visit your site I'm in awe of the beautiful pieces...this is one of my favorites so far because of the colors. Beautiful!


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