I Need A Hobby // Jewelry Making

Hello, hello! It’s time for my monthly hobby update!

Reading…still at it! Though I was a little late starting May’s read, but I chose Planting Dandelions by Kyran Pittman, which I had on my Kindle ages ago and had never read it. And quite honestly didn’t even remember what it was about. I chose it because it sounded like it would go with May’s gardening theme… but it’s not about gardening, lol… it was good though. Well, I haven’t finished it yet, but it’s good so far and I will finish it early this month. It’s a memoir of sorts. Poignant and humorous. I’m enjoying it. I also plan to read Michelle Obama’s Becoming this month. And 6 Keys by Jillian Michaels is still simmering on the back burner… I’ll pick it up here and there if the spirit moves me.

Photography… there is no update here. Other than my normal random iPhone photos, I have made no attempt at documenting anything, lol… oopsie…

Cooking… none here either. Cooking has not been a priority this month. Eating hardly has to be honest.

So how did gardening go? Well, I did it! And I’m quite happy with how it all turned out. Stay tuned for my updated outdoor space tour in a week or two. Gardening as a hobby though, I’m not sure I’m cut out for it. I love the results and feel quite proud of myself, but the actual process? My body doesn’t seem to like it, even if I sit on a stool or use my potting bench rather than bending over. And, omg, I do NOT like worms! Ewwwww, so freaking gross, lol… I know they’re a necessity to make the soil rich, blah blah blah… ANYWAY, I made sure to plant mostly perennials so hopefully I just have to maintain and water and not do too much bending or worm wrangling next year.

And the moment you (and I) have been waiting for: June’s hobby is… jewelry making! Which you probably already figured out by the title of this post. But I digress! I love, love, love jewelry. And I love the unique look and feel and one of a kind designs of handmade jewelry. So why not make my own! I took a metals and jewelry making class in college as one of the electives I needed for my fine art major, but that involved saws and soldering. I’m not going that crazy here. But I have been buying various tools here and there. I’m going to give myself a small budget for beads and chains and the sort, and I think I’m going to assign myself the task of making at least one necklace, one bracelet, a pair of earrings and a ring. Assuming all goes well, I’ll share the results when I return with next month’s hobby update!

Are you trying any new hobbies this summer?

Many thanks and much love,

Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash

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