On Sunday I went for a bike ride... motorbike ride. To those who are English and know where I'm on about you'll understand that a round trip of 316 miles is a long way for the day. As I am off to Europe next year for a motorbike bonanza ride in celebration of a BIG birthday, so I want to do it in style ( with a cushion beneath my ass!). I thought it best to get some long haul rides under my belt or this case saddle! I started out at a reasonable time after a hearty breakfast. I made for Somerset. The sun was out for most of the ride.. traffic was OK for a Sunday. The roads...good to fare. Anyhow, after several stops for a stretch, petrol, loo.. I eventually arrived. Parked my bike and wandered off to find a cold drink and some lunch. Where upon I found some quaint little touristy shops., one of which was a bead shop.. I couldn't help myself but to enter this treasure chest of brightly coloured beads of all shapes and sizes. Like a kid in a sweet shop. I wandered around, eyes wide. Some gorgeous beads did I find. I've just made a red glass heart necklace... I shall sell it at work hopefully, now that I have an audience to play with!! I am always on the look out for fasteners to anchor the leather ends together. The owner of the shop suggested I make my own. I don't know why I didn't think of this before. So she got some 1.0mm wire a piece of wooden doweling and proceeded to roll me two fasteners.. 'magic' I couldn't wait to get home and find the time to make my own. I haven't got a piece of wood but a rather thick nail which has made me two ..so far ideal fasteners for my thick leather thongs/strings/threads. I am delighted with the end result. Clever eh? It's amazing what we can make when we know how. This may not be my usual material for getting your appetites wet, but this is for me fantastic.. I've spent years lookin for these and now I can make my own of whatever size I need.Whoooooopeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
So this is a break from the normal stuff I write. But some times I get stuck on what to actually write..I'm having a break.. I'm in bead heaven!!