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We are insignificant....

You can take the title in both a positive and negative light. Look for meaning in your life and you realise that, as one seven billionth of a species on a planet amongst billions of planets, you don't really matter. In the end, we will all be forgotten.

So, when you are in the middle of a bad spell, you begin to think what is the point of it all? Why bother doing anything when everything will be forgotten? Memories fade, things decay, it all ends up broken down in the end.

When you are in a good spell you think, yes, I am small, I am insignificant on the grand scale of things. But to a certain few? I matter. Deep down we are all made of the same stuff; atoms. So we are all connected in a way. This laptop I'm writing on, the hands that are typing out words, the brain that is coming up with this, it's all made of the same thing yet they work in so many different, spectacular ways. Life may seem insignificant at times but it's not. It's miraculous to even be living, breathing, and above all, thinking. Too spectacular to be wallowing in the mundane.

Anyway, the title came about because of what I have been making today. I used the latest beadhaul box to make some jewellery, specifically a pair of earrings and a necklace.

 
I decided to use the same method of threading beads onto an eyepin that they taught us in the fairytale box.

 
The chain fragments I bought ages ago (wish I could remember where from cos I'm running out) along with beads on eyepins really make a necklace quickly and easily.

 
Here's a closer look at the beaded parts. All beads came from the latest box.


 
You may not be able to see it clearly but there is a different star attached to the giant gem.
 
Now for the earrings!

 
Again I used eyepins here, which I had in my stash, earring hooks (stash again) and beads/charms all from the box. I decided to use the spacer beads on here, along with a couple of the small glittery beads (matching of course - I'm a stickler for matching), some grungy galactic stars, and a few of the clear bicone beads.



 


Finally here is the progress so far on the Middle Earth map. I'm hoping to get at least one page done before I start back on the other one.
 

 
Happy crafting
Ems

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  1. We should all have someone we matter to. Lovely stitching and jewellery making!

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    1. We should do but some people unfortunately slip through the cracks. Those of us lucky enough should be ever thankful that we love and are loved in return.

      Thanks for the compliments about the craft work :)

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