Dim Sum Diaries
So the last post was full of stress and drama. Everything is okay now. Daughter is fine and things are calming down. I thought about blogging about it in detail, but have decided against it.

Suffice to say that I'm taking things one day at a time, and trying to indulge in things that make me relax...for example...getting back into exercise! I may not be able to control the world, but I can certainly try to control my expanding waistline. So getting back into exercise is good. Doing creative things is good too. For example, the ever lovely Kateri of Leaves of Glass makes some brilliant jewelery, and I'm hooked on her stuff like crack.

Kateri does custom work too, so when I saw these Lyon Hoops, I thought, "Wow, that would make a great bracelet too! I love those colors!!!"

So with my vague "PlzmakebracletIrllylikekthxbai" and "different textures" instructions, the intrepid Kateri set off to make a first draft.

Hmm..nice but not quite what I had in mind...so I used my mad photoshop skills and sent her this picture in response (based off her Pagan Poetry Bracelet:

She responded with draft #2:

Much improved, I loved the green beads she used in there (I guess I'm like a raven or crow in that I like pretty, shiny baubles)...but after staring at that picture for a few hours I decided I wanted the greens, blues and yellows mixed in. But it was difficult to visualize the bracelet without a done bracelet, if you know what I mean. After staring for many more hours, I decided I'd use these colors and beads, but mix it up like her Ingenue bracelet pictured below:

And thus using my extremely sophisticated Photoshopping skills (seriously I usually do better....SERIOUSLY), I came up with this design...

Awhile later, this is the final product the brilliant Kateri produced...

It came out brilliantly I think. I'm so happy!