Friday, 8 February 2013
Are homemade gifts still acceptable to give when your age reaches double digits? Even if you're still keeping the goal of not buying anything new to make that homemade gift?? I'm hoping so!
Is it okay to break your new year's resolution of finishing repair work before new projects for someone's birthday?? It must be!
While I didn't buy anything new for this birthday necklace, I did use some beads that are close to my heart. I purchased the square jade beads that star in this necklace from a market in Cambodia in the summer of 2011. I'm literally smiling as I think back to buying them.
The small round beads were not purchased at our friend's store in Vietnam. Knowing I would need more than one jade bead to make any sort of jewelry, I picked up a string of round and square jade beads at a market in Cambodia for under $1. I also grabbed a new pair of sunglasses for $5. I later learned that I'd been ripped off, and could have bought the sunglasses for half that price. I'm over it.
So I made Aunt Suzy's necklace with many of my Cambodian jade beads. I was in a rush, and I finished making it in the car on the way to Hawkesbury, hence the blurry picture with my legs showing on either side. I really liked the necklace, and contemplated keeping it for myself. I decided that that would be worse than a homemade gift and breaking my new year's resolution put together! I just hope Aunt Suzy likes the necklace nearly as much as I do.