Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I found this round wooden piece about a week ago while wandering around a local bead shop. So I bought it, went home, and made this. I originally thought it would make an interesting bracelet. After some failed attempts at making a bracelet with some purple-ish embroidery thread, I made this necklace instead.

It reminds me of bricks, which I thought was neat; however, hanging vertically it doesn’t much look like bricks anymore…maybe some strange Asian trees…

Monday, May 18, 2009

On Leaving Town, Coming Home, and Other Unrelated Activities

This weekend my husband and I traveled with his two sisters, their husbands, and our nine-month-old nephew to Chicago to attend the Green Fest. This made getting our group on and off CTA buses and trains a miniature adventure, but thankfully we all brought a traveling buddy.

The festival was held at a convention hall on Navy Pier, and there were hundreds of booths promoting “Green” products. I think I would have enjoyed the festival more had their been more booths promoting simple, cost-effective ways to be green; however, I nonetheless had an enjoyable time. I also bought a square teapot from Vietnam, finally purchased a new pair of jeans, ate at Earwax in Wicker Park, and somehow managed to discover even more books for my already overflowing bookshelves at home.

I didn’t take any pictures at the festival, but here is a picture of us stuck in traffic along Michigan Avenue. We had to wait about fifteen minutes for the bridge to lift and descend for a passing boat. After all that time I expected to see a grand boat passing though, something perhaps along the lines of the Titanic, but all I could see was the very tip of the boat’s mast. After the wait, I must say it was a little disappointing.

In other news, here are pictures of a necklace I posted on Etsy today:

As for something completely unrelated, here’s a video of the band Beirut performing in a Parisian cafĂ©. How can you not love this (and wish you had been a witness to the event)?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Welcome to my Blog


Welcome to the Scapegoat Jewelry blog. I am going to be leaving town tomorrow for a weekend getaway to Chicago to attend the Green Festival. So I won’t be able to post anything of any importance until Monday morning.

Until then, I will leave you with a few photographs: