Saturday, January 1, 2011

Caffeine withdrawal is hell on this earth

I'm on day one of a two week fast. It is something I have done for the past several years - a way to cleanse the body and mind and prepare for the new year ahead. It's not easy, but it's not too bad either. However..... this time around I have a major coffee addiction to kick so the headache I have at this very moment is not showing me a good time, to say the least.

I have been trying to keep myself occupied all day making ear wires, putting together earrings and making this necklace. I'm trying not to look at the two(!) bags of potato chips that are in the kitchen (just because something is on sale doesn't mean you have to buy it...). Anyhoo, I had so much fun making this necklace the other day that I wanted to do another one using the same ribbon technique.

This time around I used some beautiful jasper stone beads and one of my own faceted porcelain beads. I entwined a deep coppery ribbon around the beads and then attached them to a chunky copper chain.

I think it goes rather nicely with the new earrings I made. The darker "ruffle" of the earrings somehow balances the weight in the chain. At least it does to me. But I might be hallucinating at this point, so...

Tassels in porcelain. Pretty cute, huh?

OK, nap time. I'm hoping to sleep through some of this headache. The first few days of a fast are the worst. I can do it! I can do it! I can do it! :)

6 comments:

Lorelei Eurto said...

These are both really pretty N! I like the color combination of the green and rust. Cool chain too!

YOU CAN DO IT YOU CAN DO IT YOU CAN DO IT!

Beth said...

I LOVE this, of course!!

Doreen said...

I just don't know....morning isn't morning without coffee. I've tried to give it up, but I just love it too much! Good luck though. The headaches are the worst part.

mairedodd said...

uber cute!
and you can do it... hope the headache is gone soon...

Elisabeth said...

Wow! Giving up caffeine? That's a serious fast! Good luck - you know 2011 will be awesome for you 'cause it's the year of the rabbit!

JUDI TAVILL said...

Two weeks of NO FOOD WHAT SO EVER! Anything? Do tell....oh... And great stuff...