Well, I finally did it.
After hemming and hawing about not getting the attic of the garage straightened out for the last 2 years, I finally did it.
Yep, I got up the gumption on Sunday and tackled the mess. I was on a mission.
4 hours later I had boxes neatly stacked and organized. I even set up the old kitchen table and made a nice little spot so I could start making jewelry again.
I missed doing this. I used to make all my own jewelry at my store. I was even gaining a reputation for fixing other stuff that people would bring in.
I like making simple things: necklaces and earrings. I’m self-taught, so therein lies the reason for simple.
I got right down to work and whipped out 4 necklaces in a couple hours. My creativity was flowing like the Mississippi River at flood stage. But everything came to a halt when I had to come back in the house and make supper. By the time I got done eating, I was too pooped to head back up there, so since I had Monday off of work, I decided what a better way to spend it that relaxing with gemstones.
Another 5 necklaces on Monday and I was ready to take pictures and find a place on this here site to share them with y’all. Unfortunately, the lighting in the attic sucks, so I thought I’d bring them outdoors for a little “natural” light.
Yeah, that sucked too (or maybe it was just my lousy camera skills).
So against my better judgment, I brought them in the house to test out the kitchen ambience.
It wasn’t going too bad until Thor decided to check out what I was doing and lay down smack dab on top of a necklace and the black material I was using as a background.
Do you know what cat fur does to any kind of material? Yeah, and this cat sheds so much I could make a whole new one every time I brush him.
The rest of the pictures turned out with fur all over the place. This is the reason I cleaned the attic – to find a little spot where the furballs wouldn’t decide that they needed to lay on/eat/play with the materials.
Oh well, back to the attic to see if I can work with the lighting I have and different background materials. Wish me luck.