Sunday, March 02, 2014

DIY: Boho Necklace

Inspiration found here. I've been practicing making complete dream catchers,
but I need to tweak a few things. So for now I went with an open circle.
- The large metal ring I used was an old earring. That's why it has those
holes, which makes it much, much easier!
And here again with yet another DIY.  Seems as if this blog has taken a little
d-tour. Winter can be a hard time of year when it comes to fashion. Paul
usually works until 5, at which point the sun has set. It's been too cold for me
to even think of removing my parka when I'm outside. My apartment faces the
north, something I didn't think of beforehand which seriously diminishes my
planting ability due to the lack of sun. I prefer to spend my time with friends
in cozy, dimly-lit cafes or dusty used bookstores. Not the best for picture
taking, although I prefer isolated areas for pictures rather than have an audience.
And apparently, it's been record-breakingly cold this winter! I knew I wasn't 
just being a baby.  I wonder if I'd have such an affinity and appreciation of
summer without the winter for a stark contrast.  You'll never catch me
complaining in the summer though: I'm a flower child through and through.

And apparently I've been channeling my inner flower child lately
through jewelry. I've never really been one for diamonds, glitz,
or sparkly things. I prefer neutral, earthy tones and semi-precious
stones. I also find myself moving towards my bohemian side more
and more as of late. Paul and I have been... let's just say, purging
our lives. It hasn't been easy either, especially considering no one
is patting you on the back and saying, "Job well done!" It's all in
the name of a greater cause and unfortunately there's no immediate
reward. Perhaps that is one of the very reasons people ignore
what the earth requires of us at this point. At first taking the stairs
over  the elevator was annoying, but now it's nothing.  And it's
not always easy on the wallet! Finding Canadian made products
is not only time-consuming, difficult, but also more expensive.
We also used to get all of our cleaning products, cream, milk,
and dry goods at Walmart...well, no more of that. It also takes
up a lot of your time. Researching companies and their business
 practices, where our food comes from, what's in our food. etc.
It's enough to make your head spin! I've kind of gotten off track,
but really, fashion tends to be a reflection of our personality, no?
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