Monday my son heads back to school. Saturday he finally agreed to get his hair cut. This was seriously epic. The guy has CrAzY hair. Long, blond, curly, and OUT. TO. HERE.
That adventure, by far, upstaged going on a photo hike. I wish I could show Before/After shots – he’s shy. He had four inches cut and it’s still Samson hair. When he got all the weight cut off, it got even curlier. Take my word for it.. it is fabulous.
But… it took a good chunk of the morning and by the time we were done, it was just too late and too stinkin’ hot. To compensate for not getting out on a hike, I instead stayed home and dabbled in another favorite pastime… making jewelry.
This little hobby won’t make me rich or famous, but it is relaxing. I typically just make things for myself. I have gifted a few friends and family with items, but I don’t think any of it’s good enough to do anything more than that. And… I worry that the people I do give pieces to, think that I’m just being cheap.
I’ve been participating in another meme wherein I share 30 Days of Shamelessness. I’m skipping around today and sharing Day #7: share your efforts at something you don’t think you do well.
This week’s photos are from my latest attempts at jewelry making.
(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4)
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25 thoughts on “Wired”
Really, just beautiful. The photographs AND the jewelry!
Plus I think you should shoot some photos of your son’s hair from behind, so he can keep his anonymity but we can still see his curls!!!
I love your photography. I always thought you had a macro lens but I am surprised to see you didn’t list one! Such gorgeous stuff.
i wish you could TRULY know the talent that you have regarding photography and jewelry making and writing. you are MARVELOUS at all three and have some serious skills. I heart you. And I love your jewelry! PS: I like that meme, perhaps I will play along! 🙂
I love the jewellery you have made. I have only tried once and didn’t realise until after I had worn the earrings I had made that they didn’t match AT ALL! Note to self – do not drink wine when trying to make pretty jewellery to wear in a wedding.
Not only did you make art out of beads and wire, but you made great photos as well!
Handmade is always better gift than bought one.
I can’t see anything wrong with this beautiful jewelry!
Have a good week ahead!
What do you mean you are not good at it? That looks pretty darned good to me.
Wish we could see the hair! 🙂 I’ll bet it looks great. My boys have been into the buzz cut since their high school years. I always wonder what they’d look like with more hair on their heads.
I love the pliers too. Wonderful close-ups. And I think the jewelry is lovely.
Years ago when I was young and poor, every Christmas gift came from my old sewing machine (the men ties, the women aprons). Trust me, your jewelry is so much nicer.
I love the theme of these shots. Your work is lovely and they make a wonderful gift. Gifts from the hands and heart are never cheap.
I love shots like these… these are so much fun and so personal! I think the jewelry is beautiful! We are always hardest on ourselves, and anyone who thinks giving handmade jewelry is cheap is not a friend. (IMO) I LOVE stuff like this!!!!