Diary of a Kiwi Bookcrosser

Pretty Sparkles! (or, Who Let Me Loose With a Glue Gun?)

After a couple of incredibly busy weeks trying to catch up with work and study after my unplanned break, I had my final exam on Friday, which means I have finished my BA!!! (Ok, so there's still the little matter of actually having passed the exam, but I'm feeling pretty confident, especially considering I'd done well enough in the in-term work that all I had to do was turn up to the exam to pass the course). Only took me 10 years...

Anyway, having been released from the need to spend every spare moment studying, I went shopping yesterday, and came home with this lot:

That's a cheap picture frame, some dowelling, spray paint, screws, cup-hooks, staples, net and pretty sparkly stuff. Which, after a bit of carpentry, turned into this:

and then this:

and finally, this:

Can you tell what it is yet?

How about now?

Yes, it's my solution to never being able to find a matching pair of earrings in the clutter of my jewellery box (probably something to do with the fact that it was just that - a box. With everything piled into it haphazardly. And the fact that I'm usually searching in the semi-dark, because I normally get up before MrPloppy, so I try not to turn on the main light in case it wakes him up.) I've been toying for a while with the idea of using a mesh-covered frame to organise them, and now that I've actually got a free weekend the idea grew into something that could store all my jewellery (well, almost all - there's a few rings and stud earrings that are still in the box, because I couldn't think of a simple way to add them to my creation). And because we've been re-watching The Gilmore Girls it became a bit prettier and sparklier than my original plan.

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