Thursday, April 8, 2010
When to stop
I had my nose glued to the work bench in this last week, busy working away on some 'lily of the nile' and 'desert bloom' pieces.
Been planning on posting round here for the last few days, well since Sunday to be precise but several social engagements and the sitting on the workbench prevented me...all has been going alright- the broken torch, on Thursday, minutes after all the shops closed and the fact that I couldn't manage to find faceted amethyst beads in the size i want, put aside- until this afternoon!
At first I did saw into I my nail--- TWICE. then I broke my 2 last drill bits, bad enough.
But wait I am not done: while polishing one piece I managed to catapult it into a finished one- which resulted in a dent, so I had to repolish it- and extra hour of work.
Oh but it gets better; then I after only polishing my finger I was finally done, all I had to do is string to the pendant and beads up. I had found Amethyst beads in the size I wanted finally- not facet ted and on just about enough for the piece. And guess what happened?! I dropped it, just as I was fastening the clasps on- The beads went ALL OVER my apartment and even though I have recovered most of them ( I think ), there aren't enough of them to make the chain the length I wanted! And oh, did I mention that it was the last one in stock?
Well, enough is enough!; I thought, dropped everything, washed my face (which is advisable after polishing) and went for coffee.
After a cup of Deluxe, I feel a bit better. But decided what I really need is a break- so my bench is cleaned up- and so am I, I am going to enjoy the Concert of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. What are you doing this evening?
Oh, and while enjoying my coffee- I remembered that there is another supplier on the other side of town, I am going there first thing tomorrow. Maybe tomorrow is my lucky day?
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