Li'l Pumpkins Earrings
Rose Red Vintage Givre Necklace
I really like the earrings, but I'm iffy about the necklace. The givre beads are beautiful, much more so in person, but I'm not sure about the seed beads. I like them and they really work with the givre beads, again something you can see much better in person. My hesitation is over the size difference between the two. I still may decide to redo it as a double strand, maybe similar to this one:
Sterling Silver and Vintage Givre Choker
My main reason for making the red one a single strand was to keep the final price down a bit, as these are special beads and are on the expensive side. I'm also almost out of them and a double strand probably means no matching earrings. My final reason is a bizarre hoarde-y thing I have where I hate to get rid of every last one of my very special beads. I tell myself it's practicality so I can have a couple for reference in my hopeful hunts for more, but I have pics for that, so really it's just that they're pretty and I want to keep a couple for myself. Opinions are always welcome and appreciated! About the jewelry, not my strange thoughts - best leave those to the medications. :D
A quick request to the animal lovers who may be reading - I could use some positive thinking for my rat, Magda. She had salivated quite a bit overnight the day before yesterday, causing her chin and neck to be wet when I checked on her in the morning. She was also having some apparent breathing problems. After some time on my lap with lots of petting and talking, she seemed to have completely recovered and has been great ever since. I'm watching her closely, though, and have a vet nearby who can see her should any more problems arise. I was concerned she may be displaying symptoms of one of the viruses common to rats, but I've begun to wonder if she may have actually just mistakenly sucked some water up into her nose from their bowl. They do have a hanging dispenser, but my other rat, Helen, prefers the bowl so I've left that in until now. As soon as the thought occured to me I removed it, sorry Helen!
If you got this far, thanks for reading and I hope you have a great day!