Thursday, 18 November 2010

What have I been up to?

It's obviously been a few weeks since I last posted here so I thought I'd drop in and leave a note for anyone who is interested.

Just after I last posted I went to California for a 2 week holiday. It was a good break to have as work (the day job as opposed to the hobby of making jewellery) has been a bit up and down in terms of good/bad feelings.

My brother and his family live in California so the main purpose of the visit was to see the family and catch up on gossip etc.

The weather while in California was slightly disappointing as it rained quite a lot, especially at weekends which did put paid to some of the family oriented outings, but at least it was warmer than the UK while raining.

But being inside so much did mean that the catch up on gossip went rather well. Large amounts of food and a moderate amount of wine were consumed over the break.

Anyway, I came back from California at the end of October.

Since then I've been looking for (and failing to find) inspiration for working with the silver clay or doing any other type of jewellery related work.

This was a bit of a problem for a while as I'm involved in a Secret Santa on a jewellery forum and the gift has to be posted by 7th December!

I have now managed to decide what I want to make for my Secret Santa recipient and have even started on the making of said gift, but it's not finished yet.

I won't be posting any photos of the Secret Santa gift until after I know it has been received - I just hope it is liked when it arrives.

And, of course, I can't wait to see what is made for me by who ever was matched with me. I tried to say something useful  about the kind of things I like/dislike (as we were asked to do) but really, I'll be happy with pretty much anything. It's just nice to get a special gift at Christmas!

Anyway, that's enough waffling for today.

Until the next time