It started raining
and didn’t really stop.
A weekend barbeque…
The host valiantly struggling on, under an umbrella.
Until, finally, he gave up; we ate inside.
just when we had finished, we were treated to fifteen minutes of sunshine.
Those fifteen minutes between showers are very welcome..
but, where is the rest of the summer?
So it’s been a week of warm(ish) clothes and being (mainly) inside.
On the bright side, I’ve been able to get on with some jewellery making
I bought a third hand. I don’t know how I managed without it.
It makes soldering so much easier.
I’ve found to my cost that if you don’t solder the little connecting (jump) rings, the whole piece of jewellery can easily fall apart if it has too many, or too heavy, components.
I made some earrings using glass beads and sterling silver findings
Then decided to try copper. I didn’t have any so ordered online and it arrived next day.
I’ve been using more of the sea glass.
I’ve also been using fragments of Mexican pottery (photo to right). Ground, smoothed and then sealed before being made into jewellery.
This is the first year in ages that we haven’t escaped to somewhere hot in the summer. I guess I’m just going to have to keep myself busy until I can get out to play!
Ps.. it was a great barbeque despite the weather. Maybe even because of it.
The weather might be rubbish but hey, it’s still summer…light nights, not tooooo cold and hope of some warm weather to come.
Have a lovely week.