I love this bracelet. Even though after reading Deb On The Rock's post last night I can't stop thinking that the antique, acorn, glass button dangling off the end looks like the head of a penis. Damnit Deb!
I'm still going to make button jewelry, but this bracelet inspired me to reinvest my sale profits into some gorgeous glass beads. And some handmade earring hoops. I'm going to try and do some more upscale sterling silver necklaces and earrings, and some more wrap bracelets of course. The vintage aesthetic and color palette is so burned into my brain I couldn't shake it even if I wanted to (and I don't want to). So I hope the new things I make keep that same feeling.
Someone suggested that I open another shop for the new pieces that I want to make. Since they might look different from what I've created so far. Lord that sounds exhausting. Do you think it's ok if the Automat just gets a bit more eclectic? Kind of scattered like my brain? With items like this piece? (It's not listed yet)
And forgive me if I am like your annoying neighbor that keeps trying to get you to buy into her monthly vitamin club. Or order a set of homemade Geese clothing. Or $30 stone pizza trays.
I know I have shop talk on the brain. Possibly because it's easier to think about beads then the current family reality. The reality being that the kids are getting bigger (and vomiting a lot with the flu). And it's exciting (the bigness not the vomit) and melancholy. One minute I'm stoked to have free time again! The next I'm having weepy flashbacks of swaddling their wee bodies into tiny cotton blankets. With little cotton caps.
Shit. Somebody pass me a box of condoms.