Jade Necklace

Every once in a while, I make a piece of jewelry for myself. The above is one of those. The jade was tumbled to a smooth satin finish and then wire wrapped. I just liked that piece of jade so much I wasn't willing to sell it or cut it in to cabs. The color scheme (necklace) reminded me of fall, maybe that's the reason I couldn't part with it. It also has some of my favorite stones within the design.

As for the personal stuff...I'm in the mist of planning a few trips. Both to the Midwest to visit family and friends. We moved here to Austin on New Year's Day 2005. I haven't been back to visit very often.

The other wild and wonderful thing happenin' is that I'm spending huge amounts of money and time at a dental office. What a joy, I get to pay money to be in pain. :-) This is what happens when you get my age. Age does have it's merit though...I don't sweat the small stuff like I did when I was in my 20's. Since I'm nearing my 50's, I seem not to worry as much about the petty stuff. Life is short and sweet, enjoy what you can because it moves at a rapid pace.

I'm off to the studio, I have a handful of half done projects in various areas of the studio. That is my goal for today. Plus I've got a couple of group projects that I'm working on. All but one seems to be flowing rather well.

Have a happy creative day!