Took a couple of pictures but it is not the prettiest spot on the planet, made worse if that is the right word, by a broken concrete slope/jetty of some kind. You can see the broken slabs middle left of the first picture.
Then the sky started to catch my attention. The light was in the wrong direction so really all I could do was point and shoot. Dramatic skies did bring a little rain, my prompt to head back with a stop at Hull Hobbycraft.
Other days I've stayed at home cut the grass and as it has been wet I've lazed indoors playing with wire and cabochons pearls and things.
2 Simple wire twisted rings easy to make and great fun. The ring in the centre has 2 Fluorite balls nested wire. Fluorite and Labradorite are my favourite stones for working with.
This Labradorite cabochon has just been wrapped in 3 pieces of left over wire, actually left over from the lapis below. It is hung on a strand of Labradorite chips and 5 pink cultured pearls on each side. I'm trying to come up with different ways of using pearls without detracting from them.
I'm finding that I prefer sometimes to wrap a stone in bands of wire without weaving the wire. This is Lapis Lazuli, the bottom band is woven but the the wires are then crossed at the back and then draped.
The last pendant (3 pictures) is purple labradorite, my first piece it is just an amazing effect a rather drab looking stone catches the light and reflects beautiful purple. Made the chain for this one as well.
Next week, probably a visit to Woodside Wildlife Park and a trip to a craft show at Manchester on Thursday. Other days lazing and crafting, watch this space!