I love what sunshine does to my world. Friday I could hardly work I was so distracted by the warmth and sunlight. In fact, I started planning a cookout instead of writing curriculum. After work Regan whipped out his shorts and flip-flops and started the grill. We made burgers, had friends over and sipped rosemary-infused Tom Collins. It was bliss.
Saturday the sun was still out and we seized the opportunity to go exploring. We walked around Broad Ripple Village, enjoyed lunch at the Monon Food Company, sipped some coffee at Hubbard and Cravens and finished up our afternoon with ridiculously indulgent ice cream cones at Brics as we sat and chatted by the fireplace. But before that I went on my own little adventure to a bead shop in Fountain Square.
Heirloom Classics Jewelry and Beads on Prospect St. is a sweet little shop. I’ve never been one to love doing beadwork, but there is something about beads I can’t keep away from. I went in just to look, but of course couldn’t walk away empty-handed as I immediately gravitated to the Czech fire-polished beads. The owner asked me about my plans for the beads as I was paying for them and I let him know I’d probably just hang them on my wall and let the sun hit them nicely. But then I got home and decided that better than hanging on a wall, I should have this collection of color on my neck.
For the first necklace I split the hank of mustard beads and fixed each end to a lobster clasp. To hide the ends of each strand I cut the silk strap off of a tank top I never wear and enclosed everything by carefully stitching the strap around the individual strands.
For the second necklace I split the purple and grey hanks and twisted the strands together. I tied each end to the lobster closure as for the previous necklace, but masked the ends of the strands by wrapping some jewelry wire around each, and then placed a charm found in my craft junk drawer on the closure as well.
What’s your jewelry style?