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I am ridiculously stressed out, so when I got home today decided to make some earrings. I have very basic skills, but even so the process of going through all my random beads, putting together a nice looking combination, crimping the wire, etc. is a good way to get me absorbed in an activity that isn't me thinking about....everything.

However, I don't actually ever wear jewelry, and not wearing what I make leads to an accumulation of earring pairs that inevitably lose their partners and whatnot, so I give them away. Hence the following:


The bottom bead is real tiger's eye, the center bead is a dark green (it's a crappy webcam photo as the battery pack for my digital is charging...sorry), and as you can see the top bead is clear. The beads aren't uniform, but isn't that part of their charm? I'd guess the bead portion is about an inch long. The earring part is just a standard silver-color hook. They're basic (as are my skills) and probably not very trendy, but if you want them let me know!! If you take 'em apart just for the tiger's eye beads, I won't be insulted :)

Anyway, I have a good idea for a series of posts, but I'm not entirely sure about it. It involves food, the alphabet, and some reflections, which are maybe too self important for my own taste? I don't know...I'll have to think on it some more.

If anyone wants the earrings, leave a comment or send a PM (I only have one pair so READY SET GO!!). Who knows, if they go maybe I will put more up if I make any more good ones (I have more tiger's eye beads to play with!)


Date: 2010-07-29 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww, those are beautiful!

Date: 2010-07-29 12:52 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-07-29 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aw, I'd love them but I have stretched ears so they would be wasted on me. ;)

Hope you feel better hon. *hugs*

Date: 2010-07-29 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! Stress is my m.o. these days it seems.

I love the way stretched ears look...that would be more my style but always had too many sports going on for any jewelry at all! What gauge do you wear?

Date: 2010-07-29 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm up at a 2 right now, altho I go in between sizes right now because that's the nature of bigger sizes. Like when I take out my plugs for a few days, my ears shrink prolly to like a 4. Plus I wear glass so like the sizes aren't perfect, so they vary in how thick they are.

But here are my ears at a 4. This pic was taken around last year or so.
Edited Date: 2010-07-29 03:19 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-07-29 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I really like those...they're spirals! I love spiraling figures for some reason. The color is really nice too.

A lot of people nowadays seem to do the fake-gauge thing, which is fine if all you're going for is the look. There is something else to it as well, I think, when you actually do stretch them out!

Date: 2010-07-30 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hee, yeah, I've seen fake gauges, which I don't have a problem with, altho some people in the bod mod community do. But what if you have a job where it's impossible to stretch or even familial obligations?

Thank you! I loved those spirals so much, but I have had a run of bad luck with spirals. The right one fell out of my ear while I was making breakfast, hit the oven then smashed on the tile floor. Same thing happened to my pretty ones here; the right one fell out.

Date: 2010-07-31 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's very true about the job/family thing with piercings. I occasionally do work in corporate environments where I am always wearing long sleeves for my tattoos so I definitely understand.

Too bad about the spiral earrings...those are really pretty! I love your makeup in that pic btw.

Date: 2010-07-31 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, that's been my reasoning of resisting easily visibly tattoos while I am still in college. I want a lot more than I have now but I don't know what I will be doing in 5/10 years. :/

Thank you! The glitter eyeliner is courtesy of [ profile] tourdefierce, she introduced it to me.

And I adore that dragon icon whenever I see it. ♥

Date: 2010-08-01 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Planning ahead? What is that? I thought about that and still though "ehhh screw it" so maybe that's not my strong suit :)

I love this icon. All credit goes to [ profile] mcgooglykins. I get 15 and am usually stuck on one for a while. This one just calls out to me these days.

Date: 2010-07-29 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
those are beautiful, bb! I'm glad you found something to blow off a little steam, but I'm sorry you're so stressed. :(

:big squashy hugs:

Date: 2010-07-29 12:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hugs back*

Thanks, I needed that!

Making jewelry is like cleaning...I can get into and absorbed in it. I like to diversify my de-stressing methods.

Date: 2010-07-29 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh, I feel that. I like to crochet (not now, in the summer, I'd die) because I find it soothing, you know? And such a productive means you have, making pretties. So jealous. I don't have the artistic ability god gave lima beans.

(If no one else claims, I would love them, but I don't want to be grabby.)

Date: 2010-07-29 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha I don't know about artistic, but I do like to make things (or take them apart). I can knit your basic scarf, but I agree that like crochet it would not be do-able in the summer.

You can totally have the earrings though...I'd be happy to send them along! Let me know where they should go and it's done :)

Date: 2010-07-29 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I can just PM you my address?

Date: 2010-07-29 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Of course...I meant to mention that! ♡

Date: 2010-07-29 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Those are beautiful! And I hope you feel better after making them. C: ♥

Date: 2010-07-29 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! I did feel better after. It reminds me that I should do it more often.....even though I don't wear jewelry at all, I like to mess around making them.

Date: 2010-07-29 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That reminds me that I still have some jewelry to alter that I bought forever and a day ago.

I don't really wear jewelry very often either, but somehow I have a shitload of earrings/etc. O: How does this happen to us?!

Date: 2010-07-29 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha...I don't know...I have that problem with socks in that I seem to somehow have tons of singles without their matching friend!

In high school I wore a choker almost every single day (those are easy to take on/off for athletic activities) but, not being a teenager, wouldn't do that now. I love the way some rings look, but I tried wearing 'em many times and it just does not work out. Oh well!

Date: 2010-07-29 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Same here! And I don't even wear socks that often sooo they shouldn't even be leaving my drawer. D: Maybe there are earring gnomes that are distant cousins of the sock and underwear gnomes?

I used to wear the same earrings for weeks while I was in high school, but my ears are super sensitive now for some reason. I'm also allergic to nickel sooo that doesn't help lol.

Date: 2010-07-29 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I live in knee-highs when it's cold (knee high socks are good socks) but as soon as it's warm enough I'm sockless.

That sucks about being allergic to the nickel. I remember seeing all those nickel-free notices on the labels of earrings in stores so hopefully is not too rare and wouldn't affect the price.

I would always forget to take studs out of my ears when I did wear them, until I got poked in the neck when I tried to sleep. That sounds very whiny, but I'm a light sleeper...I can't help it!

Date: 2010-07-29 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My legs would look so odd in knee-highs lol.

Oh yes, many more companies are taking the nickel out of stuff like that. It's sooo nice. ♥ I can wear nickel earrings, but just not for that long.

lmao I understand! I don't like things poking me in my sleep, either.


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