|My daughter, sweet 16 and going to Prom.|
Still, my daughter looked beautiful. I talked her out of the fake tan, she is naturally pale and beautiful, and as there has been no sun here in the UK anyway.......
I made the jewellery with my own fair hands. The glass is fused and then beaded around, using a simple but effective spiral rope design in silver and blue teeny tiny beads...it took forever! There are earrings, simple and elegant in the same colours and a bracelet of fused glass cabs. The ring was from my stash of costume jewellery that I have collected since a teen myself. I rarely wear more than my wedding rings - I have a gold and silver one both from the same hubby!! - lampwork dog earrings and my chook pendant, so my collection of over the top sparkly costume jewellery is lots of fun to dig through and giggle at what was obviously a riotious teenage youth! So the ring, a massive faux diamond set in silver was the perfect match to my daughters dress. What you can't see are the beautiful nude lacey effect 4.5inch heels, shame as they are stunning and elegant. My daughter is a petite girl coming in just under 5ft and she does love her heels, rather her than me, these days my feet are not comfy unless in broken down crocs that have seen better days but are superby comfortable for these tired old paws.
So. There we are. One proud mummy, one beautiful daughter. The end of school. The end of my manic couple of months. It has been busy, and fun, but exhausting so this week has been catching up on jobs around the house, dusting, grass cutting - inbetween the rain - and totally ignoring the weeds that are as tall as the bushes in places, this weather has been warm and wet making everything grow...everything except the summer veg which I haven't even bothered to plant out...this summer is shaping up to be the wettest on record.
A couple more pics of my daughter and her jewellery, and today I am in the shed!! Making some more beads and bowls. Next big fair is Stourbridge and the International Festival of Glass, Bank Holiday weekend in August.