I made a video on how to make the Link in Link chain for you, but right at the end, right at the crucial part where all the important stuff happens, I move my hands out of the camera view and you can’t see any of the good bits.
Here I’ve used two 3″ lengths of the Link in Link chain to make up this Mexican Fire Opal bracelet.
So a remake of the video is now on my to do list as it’s a really simple chain which you might like to have a go at making yourself. It’s fiddly, but once you get it down there’s nothing to it.
Just a note here on the videos I make.
I’m by no means an expert, but I don’t mind sharing how I make things with you. If you ever see something I’ve made and would like a, ‘behind the scenes’, just let me know. I’m not very good at making the videos. I can’t be bothered to delve into the tech depths of editing for instance, I’ve too many other things I’d rather be doing. So what I do in real time is what you get, so to speak, including all of my mistakes. And I do make mistakes which is annoying as oftentimes it’s just because I’m being lazy or not paying attention or I simply don’t really know what I’m doing and I’m making it up as I go along, but I think mistakes can also be good to share as it’s encouraging to see the ‘real’ stuff going down.
Well that’s my story anyway.
I also get very bored, very easily and don’t know what to do next so a video challenge gives me something to do.
Except for when I’m depressed then we ain’t getting nothing.
But the sofa sees a lot of action.
I get depressed a lot.
Just one of those things.
I’m also a bit all or nothing. I’m either going full steam and don’t lift my head up, or at a full stop wondering what the point of it all is.
You know how it is…
In other news. I went to the MFAH the other day to see the Royal Family which I really enjoyed. Well I enjoyed the Tudors and the Windsors. I didn’t care for the Stuart and Hanover paintings. Too wafty for me. I like the meat of the Holbeins.
I mean look at Anne with her lovely long neck.
I love the simplicity of this style of painting.
Unlike this style.
Which is a little too frivolous for me. I also don’t like all of the space around it.
Brilliant painting though.
He is George III. Mad King George. The one we got rid of in the U.S.
And here is Charlotte, his Queen, and interestingly enough the first black queen.
I didn’t know that.
Anyway. Back to the Tudors.
Lady Jane Grey.
What a tragedy.
Below is one of my favourite paintings of her in the exhibit.
According to the nice man on the audio tape it apparently was thought lost, destroyed in a flood, but was unexpectedly discovered rolled inside another painting years later in London with extensive water damage. It’s amazing how they were able to restore it.
You have to stand in front of it to feel the awfulness of it.
It was one of the only paintings in the exhibit that I felt compelled to go back to several times.
Then, of course, there was good old Henry himself.
Which was fantastical
Although this has to be my favourite.
I have to include one of the Earl of Essex of course because that where I come from.
He definitely looks like he knows how to get things done.
Of course he ended up with his head on the block.
And then there were the Windsors.
The Andy Warhol.
The Princess Di.
And this, my favourite, of the Queen.
I know. I know. Not quite her most flattering, but it was marvelous.
The one I stood in front of was the blue hologram (below) which doesn’t translate well from my photograph so I found you a decent one online.
It was mesmerizing. Almost magical.
Strange, but true…
Of course no good visit to the MFAH should end without a quickie to the African gold room.
A looksee at the wonderful little these things.
And a finish off in the what the hell happened in here room.
They make my rather large and peculiar butterfly necklace look rather mundane…