Since it’s April, and April is typically associated with showers, I thought I’d do a post on some of the blue toned jewelry that I’ve made over the years.
This necklace has a very wintry feel to it, but it can also be looked at through the lens of weather. Imagine the blue beads as rain or raindrops and the silver as the grey clouds. I like the “silver lining” part because, as they say, April showers bring May flowers. We have to remember that when dealing with dreary weather, it makes the sunny days seem more special. This necklace was made from a glass bead mix that I’m pretty sure came from Walmart.
Falling Raindrop Earrings
These earrings remind me of falling raindrops due to the color gradation. I like how it progresses from light to dark as the earrings fall. Also, long dangly earrings are fun to wear and are great for more formal events. These earrings are made with Czech glass beads, and the ear wire is sterling silver. The bead cap at the bottom reminds me of ripples in a pond.
Turquoise and copper go together like peanut butter and jelly (although, they don’t taste as good). I picked up on this style in the accessories section of a department store. They had dozens of pairs of earrings that were simply stone chip beads on a head pin. So simple and easy to make, yet very pretty. Turquoise always reminds me of a river, and in spring rivers tend to swell with snow melt and an abundance of rain.
Speaking of April showers, I think that all of us who have experienced any ought to be extra appreciative of the rain we have. Let’s be thankful for a moment that most of us aren’t being forced to use less water, like those experiencing severe drought in California. In fact, since we have a finite amount of water on this planet that we call home, everyone can benefit from trying to conserve water wherever possible. Here’s a list of a few things I thought of to conserve water (and save on your water bill!):
- Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth. Seriously, it takes less than a second to move your hand to turn it off.
- Take shorter showers. Do you really need to stand in the hot water and do nothing?
- Water your grass less (unless your HOA would get pissed at you for having a brown lawn). Instead of watering every day, tone it down to every other day or once a week, or even not at all!
- Turn off the faucet while washing dishes. This is something I need to get better at, too. While you’re scrubbing the dishes with soap, the water is just running and not being used. Use it only to get dishes wet and to rinse, but it really doesn’t need to be on while you’re scrubbing.
Remember that little changes here and there can add up to big improvements over time (and big savings)!