Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice, also called Litha or Midsummer, is the celebration of the sun's peak of power at the end of the waxing cycle of the wheel. Mirroring the winter solstice, this is the longest day of the year.

This holiday is celebrated throughout many cultures as the time when the God begins to weaken and leaves the side of the Goddess to travel to the underworld where He will ultimately meet His death. This pending "death" of the God, illustrated in nature by the death of the sun and the coming of winter, is difficult to imagine during the scorching heat of summer. Nevertheless, the wheel of the season turns and we acknowledge His fate, knowing that we have planted seeds that will soon reap benefits before the long winter arrives.

Appropriate rituals for this holiday include personal purifications, charging ritual objects with the sun's power, the making of mead (honey ritual wine) and all healing work.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

shards of crystal

... stayed awake until 4 AM after discovering how to wrap crystal shards last night. I was so excited! I have been attempting this for months now and finally figured it out. YAY 4 me!!!

Now I just need to move away from my desk and go outside. It's too addictive doing something like that. I could sit here for days.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

it follows me...

I'm back to making astrological jewelry. As much as I try to run away from it... it always comes back to haunt me. YIKES!

Actually, I love it... kind of...

My only issue is with the Gemini anklet I made. Sterling says it won't sell because it is yellow. The Gemini folk complained that they wanted it a different color. So I am remaking them in a light blue, silver and green-yellow combo. I don't want to... the color for Gemini is yellow. But... I guess I gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

I really like yellow. I don't know what the big deal is.

It's 2:39 AM and I need to cuddle with the cats now. Time for animal therapy. YAY!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

wonderful day!

I try to approach every day as "wonderful". I am blessed with a wonderful husband, 2 wonderful kids and 4 wonderful cats. When I get upset, I hug one of my cats, when I need comfort, I talk to my husband, and when I need a laugh, I go to my children. I know that not everyone has these luxuries, so I count my blessings.

My life is less than perfect. Money is tight and there is never enough time in a day to accomplish everything. But, what really makes life wonderful are the little things we overlook sometimes.

I'm going to make today wonderful by listening to music while doing laundry, burning a scented candle while I catch up on work, and make my mom an anklet "just because she is special". When she receives it she will smile, and that's what makes life so wonderful

Friday, May 21, 2010

I need a week of weekends!

Whew! That was close. I thought there for a second that I was going to bounce a check. I saw my bank balance and ran out the door and jumped in the car and started driving to the bank. When I realized that I was wearing my daughters glasses instead of mine, I returned home and rechecked my bank balance to find out that check had cleared 5 days ago, so I was safe, The 5 minutes of pure panic and adrenaline has exhausted me. I really need a 7 day weekend. or another cup of iced coffee. (-:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

am I hallucinating?

I finally used the 2 wonderful glass dome beads to make a pair of earrings. I have been staring at them for days now and designed, took photos and posted them today. Within 5 minutes of my Etsy post I see that 2 other people also had used the SAME dome beads to make earrings. Here I thought I had a one time item... Murphey's Law...

too funny!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Diamond glaze

So, I finally found some really nice fairy charms. The problem is that they are so thin, they are like razors. No one in their right mind is going to wear these things. I also cannot believe the person who sold me things isn't crazy. Anyways, I found a solution...

diamond glaze.

My new BFF at "Bead Soup" told me about it. All I have to do is glaze the razor sharp charms with this and "ta da"... my problem = solved.

Of course, I will probably never sell any of these because it's all Murphey's Law... but hey... that's life in my world.

Time to get myself together and get that diamond dust stuff... chat later!


About Groovy Anklets

Hello! My name is Christine Krebs, from the Baltimore / DC area. My hobby is making anklets (especially during the winter months) and selling them to help animals. I have a degree in art from FSU (many years ago) and have carried my creativity into many areas of my life. I was inspired to start selling anklets when I couldn't keep up with the demands of making them for free. Because I am very compassionate about animals, I thought it would be a great idea to donate proceeds to the local area animal shelters. I decided to name my shop "Groovy Anklets" because each piece is unique and a little more original than what you might find at an average store. I am inspired by gems, spirituality and beauty. I use all sorts of beads and charms. I love using crystal beads, charms that carry meanings, and stone beads. I hope you enjoy your little visit to my blog. Stop by my Etsy store if you are interested in my creations. Thank you!