Sunday, February 11, 2007

Rocks in the head


I live in Cowboy Land. I'm not sure how I ended up HERE; I don't like country music, I don't own boots, livestock, a Catahoula, or a rhinestone belt.
And I don't wear big jewelry. Or bling. Ever.
The local fashion now is big chunky chokers, with assorted rough tumbled gems the size of five pieces of Dubble Bubble chewed into a wad, and stuffed under the corner table of the local Dairy Queen.
I am hiding from Lady E, the sleep inducer. I haven't made jewelry in at least 18 months. Tonight, I pulled out my carton of beading crap tonight, and made a "western" necklace. It's not big enough for local standards, but it works for me. Yee-frickin-haw.

7 comments:

Lisa W. said...

you are so funny...hiding from Lady E! I was "almost" thinking about maybe working on Kiri again...but I'm resigned to finishing Lady E before anything else...period...if it kills me...I'm so not into the country/western thing....however...DH & I both drive pickemup trucks, I have both red and black fancy looking cowboy boots (cuz I like how they look with skirts/dresses) and we have horses (ok they're DDs..and she looooves country music). I do like that necklace though...the colors are great, and the rocks aren't so big that the thing can be used as a weapon. Great colors. Is it a keeper for you?

junior_goddess said...

Yes, I am keeping it. I don't like to wear boots much at all.

B

Joan said...

Love the necklace! That is totally my kind of jewelry. Have loads of turquoise beaded necklaces as well as other "rocks". I think it stems back to my formative years in the early '70's hippie days.

Karin said...

Hm, me too,definitely not a country-style lover. That said, I have a couple pairs of cb boots, I think that has more to do with my footwear fetish. I make my own jewellery and collect some, but tend to be attracted to the smaller versions. Funny, as I rarely wear jewellry anymore :).

CatBookMom said...

Ten years living in Wyoming: yep, had the cowboy stuff, and my poor old Dingoes are still somewhere in the back of the closet. Remember those?

And you know what a Catahoula is! Those are scary-looking dogs!! We had renter neighbors for about 4 years, and their male absolutely terrified me, jumping up and growling at me face to face over the backyard wall. The guy was a (insert favorite pejorative) and wouldn't 'introduce' us to the dogs. We finally built the wall higher.

Trish - My Merino Mantra said...

I didn't know what a Catahoula was, either (from your meme). Love the necklace. I adore big jewelry, but not nugget jewelry, because it doesn't take much ability to tumble rocks (I should know, I am a rockhound), and seems too easy. I can't believe the prices some dept stores are charging for nugget necklaces. Rockhounds look at that and just laugh. Yours is just right!

Cindy G said...

A college friend used to drop the phrase "Catahoula Cow Hawg Dog" into coversation whenever possible. She just liked the sound of it.