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Pack ALL the things!

So, we’re moving house in a month or maybe two (at the most). It’s one of the most stressful things you can do, apparently. And today, I am feeling some of that stress, as I attempted to tidy up my craft room and pack away some of my stash. I started attempting to tidy up a while ago, but there has been a lot of to-ing and fro-ing of things, as I try to figure out what I’ll feel like doing in the next few weeks. See, even though *all* we have to do is find a new house in the UK, prepare our current house for tenants, find ourselves jobs, and move us, our stuff (I’m pretty sure we have 50 boxes already, and we still have two 5-shelf bookcases to pack) and two cats, I know I will feel the need to do something creative to relax while we hurtle full-speed into Moving Chaos. Today I decided that I would work on tidying/away my bead stash, or at least getting it to a manageable mess, so if I feel the need to make some jewellery, I can do it relatively easily. So I worked for most of the day on organising supplies, sorting through stuff, and now some stash is neatly stacked on my desk, while the rest has been packed away. Of course, as I was packing stuff away I found things I *needed* to use right away, so there was a short pause for an earring frenzy.

Yes, those are bat earrings with discoball-esque beads.

I forgot about these until I’d taken the photo, but they’re quite big and would’ve hogged all the attention in the first photo:
These galaxy rings are a bit of a cheat, as I started making these yesterday, although to be fair, I was sorting out my glass dome jewellery supplies and that triggered me to make ‘just a few more’ before packing everything away.

And now, all that is left to do (today) is to clear all the stuff off the sofabed in the spare room, so I can put my feet up this evening with a large mug of tea and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Move – what move?!

I recently bought some cute brass elephant charms, and for once, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them.


brass elephant charm blown glass bead handmade earrings red blue green photo 

 Of course, since making them, I’ve had ‘Nellie the Elephant’ playing on a loop in my head. For those of you who don’t know/remember the song:
Nellie the Elephant on Youtube

A couple of (almost) interesting facts to do with the song:

 1. Bombay is now called Mumbai, but the savoury snack ‘Bombay mix’ has not changed its name.
 2. According to Wikipedia, the song can be used to teach people the rhythm of CPR as the tempo is right for giving the correct number of  chest compressions per minute.

 The song is a favourite of mine from my childhood, but I’ve never been fond of circuses, in particular, the fact that animals were used in them. So the coloured beads above the elephants aren’t related to circuses at all – they’re hot air balloons. A much more comforting, if slightly less realistic idea. 🙂

Here is a photo of some dinosaur earrings I made yesterday.

brass dinosaur charm beaded handmade earrings
If you follow my Facebook page, you’ll have already seen them and read an overheard conversation they had. Yes, really. Note to self: when painting metal, make sure room is well-ventilated.

More earrings

I just can’t help myself, I do so love to make earrings.

Those are little Christmas trees, just in case you don’t feel like tilting your head at a 90 degree angle. 😀

Sadly, I messed up with my latest supplies order, so I am almost out of sterling headpins. I’m going to order more tonight (with maybe just a few more beads, to keep them company) and then there will be another earring frenzy in time for Christmas. Yay!