Summer is here...and it really has arrived for the end of June and the start of July. The sky may be overcast at times, a decent breeze may be pushing my hair around but still, all the same, the heat is nearly overwhelming. It's tiring and heavy but also so wonderful to be really warm in the UK.
Despite the warmth I've been hurtling around the net and here are a few things I've read and liked this past month, and a few I've bookmarked to keep me busy should the sun fail this coming month.
Ever fancied learning how to crochet a bracelet? I've seen silver crocheted to beautiful effect so this is something I'd like to try myself.
Interviews with jewellers Charlotte De Syllas, by the V&A... and Milena Kovanovic.
I adore these little hand-crafted horse beads!
Also on an animal theme, I think these personalised dog charms are very sweet - I'm hoping to invest in some letter stamps myself soon...
Another tutorial, this time for making a neckwire for pendants.
Resin jewellery is something else I've been meaning to try making for a while now, so I've bookmarked this tutorial to come back to.
Going away by plane this summer? Then these packing posts may be worth a read. This one is about taking carry-on bags only, and this one is about just making everything really tiny.
Staying at home and working out a marketing strategy? I'll be reading part two as well, even if I never do anything suggested...
And I'll also read this about blog design...
I wouldn't mind living here, but ideally it would be here...
The days are long but the decades are short - worth reading, whatever your age.
Hope your July is good, even if the fall of rain outweighs the shining of the sun.