Hubby decided to renovate walls and ceiling of the bathroom on the weekend– without notice, and AFTER I MOPPED THE FLOOR IN THE WHOLE HOUSE!!
Living in an old house, there is always more renovating work once you get started, because some of the render just basically fell in his face. So we took off what came easily – and decided to do the same all around the hose and then call for my favourite handymen to ‘fix it’.
This is why I have been oiling my jewellery today, because there was a patch of render coming down just above where my pieces hang on the wall. You see, my dad makes my jewellery – I wear almost nothing else. He even made our wedding bands! He uses silver, tin, old baking trays, leather, pebbles and lots and lots of time to come up with the (for me) most beautiful, earthy, ethnic looking pieces. A lot of them are pendants on a leather string – hence the oiling. The drilled and cut up baking tray loves a bit of lubricant, too.
In the process, I decluttered a bit – but it’s hard to let go of handmade things for me – so I might ask my kids what they think about wearing a bracelet.
these are my favorite pieces!
Don’t hide them
This is one of a pair of painted perforated metal sheets I use to hang my jewellery. The holes fit a M4 screw and I designed it so I can hang long pieces at the top and store bracelets and earrings at the bottom. I have had it for more than 15 years and I love it because I can see my bling even when I am not wearing it.