Summer is here which means I won't be on the computer all that much. I will do my best to post once a week, but even that might be too much for me. Just the word "Summer" conjures up childhood and carefree days. It evokes the thoughts of long journeys and wide-eyed exploration. It means never knowing where you might wake up in the morning because of the lack of schedule. And it feels like that good weary waterlogged sensation from so many hours spent in the water. There were several summers, after college, that I worked out in the real world. Those summers were tough. We made the most of those weekends, though :-) Then came this stay-at-home-Mom gig and Real Summer came flooding back into my life. I enjoy every moment of this seemingly open-ended time of year.
So to kick off the down time, I am featuring a necklace I had no idea meant summer to me until I wrote all this just now. I made it on Tuesday. It is a spiral rope of greens and gold and purple. I was sure it was going to be plain...no extras. Then a bulb went off...Lampwork! I looked through my stash and found several beads to go with it. But I found that I could not commit to any of them. Then I thought in an odd unsure voice, "Polymer?" And these Gypsy Trade Beads ~ from the hands of Erin Fickert-Rowland of Elysian Studios Art~ slid onto the thread and it was a very unexpected but truly welcome choice. The word Gypsy and the colors of the meandering rope all seem Summer to me...with a slight hint of very early Fall, but let's not worry about that yet!
*Appreciate what you have. Want for less...unless it is beads or music.