I had posted this glass skull, pewter and enhanced lapis lazuli bracelet on the blog about a month ago.
Out of the blue -- sorry. Couldn't resist -- last Saturday, which was a long weekend here, came an email from the US wanting to buy it. After the initial whoo-hoo and happy dance, my guts went into overdrive. What if she doesn't like it? What if she's disappointed for some reason? What if the post office loses it? All the what-ifs... I packed it carefully in layers of bubble wrap and mailed it Tuesday morning. And waited.
Then I got another email late Saturday night/early Sunday morning:
OMG. Here I've been carrying on and what I meant to tell you first thing was that your bracelet came today.
You are really, really good at all the stuff I avoid!!!! I'll need to take another look at it, but I was impressed with the metal work. I just have never gotten the hand of wrapping loops or working with wire, period. I'm a klutz.
But there's a balance, a symmetry that's very appealing to this bracelet. The crystal skull just makes it. And I totally underestimated the effect of the lapis beads.
Very, very, nice. Thank you so much. I think my friend is really going to love this.
Whew! To Nancy LaB, thank YOU for trusting me! Go Canada Post and USPS! It took just five days to get across a border and half way across the continent.