When I was in the US for Winter break, I met up with two friends I hadn’t seen in a very long time. We figured it was around 8 or 9 years for each of them. In addition to catching up with one another and re-creating that friend space after many years apart, we had a crafting afternoon and evening. We had tons of delicious things to nibble, interesting stories to share, giggles and some deep philisophising: all together, a perfect crafting session!
During junior high school, I spent a lot of time making things with fimo clay. Sculpey clay, is very similar. This was the first time I learned to make swirls and colour-embedded-within-other-colours shapes. My first attempt yielded slightly holey (due to the air bubbles I didn’t get all the way out) so I made the layers thicker this time. As I sliced them, I realised that I had made the layers too thick but they resembled fern fiddle-heads…or, the letter J. The latter coincidence was perfect as they were created for someone by the same initial. It wasn’t until I returned to Scotland that I strung the beads together to create this necklace and bracelet set.