12 March 2013

Lost Time

Lost time is never found again. ~ Benjamin Franklin

You know that feeling where you have lost a week and you don't know how or where? Yeah. I have that feeling right now. 

I am sorry that I have been MIA, but I truly have not had a moment to think of anything other than who needs to be picked up when and what drive through might have the most nutritious meal for my family next. Right now is a pretty busy time for me at work - never enough hours in the day - and I have not been home before 9:30pm since March 1st. Can it already be March 12th? I see no end in sight for my own March Madness that has little to do with basketball, although there is that sprinkled in there, too. I can't seem to be trusted with deadlines right now and I see a few that might be slipping through my fingers as we speak which makes me sad. Oh well. I simply cannot do it all and all the plates I am juggling are about to crash spectacularly. It will be a glorious mess.

Today is my day over at Earrings Everyday to share some new earrings. Of course, at 9:42 pm last night on the way home from the Band Extravaganza concert I realized that I had nothing whatsoever to share. So I sat down and whipped up some earrings from - yes - what I had lying around.

I found this beautiful set of lampwork beads from StudioJuls sitting there. In the package. Unopened. GAH! What a shame! (And not the only bead artist that I am neglecting. I have a whole bin of them that have yet to be opened and touched, much less played with and put away). Then I spied a roll of this 16 gauge flat aluminum wire coated in a silky chocolate color. (My picture makes it look lighter than it is). The nice thing about aluminum is that it is very soft, so very light tapping later, I had these sticks that I filed and shaped.

The swaying of the sticks hits just above my shoulder and reminds me of a pendulum, hence the name 'Tick Tock Turquoise'. They were easy to pull together and make me feel more with it now that I am wearing them. I think I will be making a lot more like this. I wonder if that wire comes in any other colors? So what do you think of this design? I am thinking that there are a lot of beads that I could use this design with just staring at me in bins and trays and bowls on my table.

If you want to see the outfit I created to go with it (and I do have pretty much all those items in my own closet - I just might have to wear this outfit on Sunday), head on over to Earrings Everyday.


Alice said...

Life sometimes comes at you like a tornado and there is really nothing you can do but put your head down and weather it through. Don't be too hard on yourself if you do miss deadlines--although I know that is easier said than done. Do the things you can do, and try not to worry about the rest. My motto in this case is 'I'm sure no one will die because of this'.

Juli Cannon said...

What Alice said.

The earrings are beautiful, Erin~ love the dangles uber much.

Loris Glassworks said...

Oh my gosh! It's March 12!?! ....I agree with you, when did this happen? Seems like the year is speeding past and I'm still on the rail station platform. I like your last minute earrings, the lampwork beads are pretty.
Lori In Atlanta

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

It looks like you mixed your metals, Erin, which I love but I'm not brave enough to go there yet. I'm afraid to look too thoroughly, I may find precious beads I have forgotten also: it means I am buying faster than my poor Muse can work!

steufel said...

Very cool and stylish!

Dawn Doucette said...

I love these Erin. You know we both have a fetish for JulsBeads, but I love these colors paired together specifically. I'm sorry your world is such a whirlwind right now. I hope in amongst all the crazy, you find time for you... albeit a hot shower, an extra moment in the car with a favorite song playing. Whatever it is, know we're here sending you energies to get through all that needs gettin' through! :)


Kathleen Lange Klik said...

These earrings are gorgeous Erin!

Unknown said...

These earrings are beautiful and have your lovely personal touch. I love challenges but find that time goes by so fast these days (and I'm retired) that I dare not get into too many. This will all pass and then we are on to the next life experience. Don't forget to take a moment for yourself each day!


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