5/29/2022

The mystery rock

Sometimes it really sucks to get old/er. I've had health issues all my life and always think I should be used to it by now. Guess what - I'm not.
It started out with foot pain which then led to my back going out because I couldn't walk right. It's not as if I haven't felt old sometimes before, but you should have seen me these last few weeks. Once one spot was fine, the next one began hurting and I'm not completely through with this yet.
The worst part about it was that it took away all my motivation to even try doing anything fun, like being creative, as all I did was worrying about how to best care for the cats (luckily I had some help from the family) and not crash when der Dekan tried to hunt my old 2 DM fleamarket cane while I did my best to slowly make it to the kitchen, for example.
I was so sure that both he and I would be dying in an earth shattering fall, him because I would fall on top of him! ;-) Strangely enough, we both made it alive. Gundel was smart enough to stay out of it completely.

About a week ago then, I have started working on a new Dawn doll and it felt so good to feel my creative flow coming back.
Two days ago, however, I suddenly felt the urge to make a piece of jewelry. I think it has been before Easter that I last made something, definitely too long!
Going through my cab drawer, I found a rock that I have had for years and years. I even had turned it into a pendant once before, but was never completely happy with that.
I probably bought it as a worry stone back then because it's really smooth.
The last time I had used either brass or bronze wire - it was ten years ago, I only remember how hard it was on my hands - and dark red Swarovski bicones for a wire crochet bezel, and I stuck with the color combo of gold and red for this bead embroidery pendant.

I still love the mystery rock, even if I have no idea what kind of stone it is. What do you think?


6 comments:

coltpixy said...

I love the red and gold with this mystery stone. The colors compliment it perfectly.
Sorry to hear about your health issues. ((((hugs))))

Cat said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes the color combination.
Thank you for your kind words, too. I never thought I'd clean litterboxes sitting on the floor and then dragging myself up again with help of the cat tower! An interesting experience, though.

Liz said...

What a wonderful pendant! I especially like how you used the small seed beads between the dark red beads. Like beautiful rays of sunshine. I hope things start looking better health wise. I'm really looking forward to seeing the new Dawn doll :-)

Cat said...

Thank you so much, Liz! That was exactly what I thought about the golden beads.
Things are definitely getting better.
I'll have to put in a bead order for the doll before I can finish her.

JewelryArtByDawn said...

It turned out beautifully, Cat. I really like the color combination you chose to use; it works perfectly with the mystery stone. Glad that you are starting to feel better. I know how one injury can lead us to compensate and cause pain in other parts of the body. I'm also very glad that there were no der Daken mishaps!

Cat said...

Thank you very much, Dawn!
You know I'm not a gold girl, but lately I have used it more because it goes so well with some colors.
I wonder how long it is going to take until the pain will be gone completely, it's so annoying! I'm happy, though, that I can do stuff alone again without having to slide across the floor on my butt! ;-)