Earrings

Earrings

Today, I broke out the beads.

It had been a while. So long, in fact, that I could not find any of my tools, which limited what I could make (no bent wire, for instance), but also resulted in a pretty cool pair of earrings. They’re recycled glass from Africa, dangling from delicate 14k gold-filled chain. They are in my ears right now.

Lip Balm!

Lip Balm!

I can make my own lip balm? Ok, this is a game changer.

Why didn’t someone tell me sooner? All it takes is a little cocoa butter, some beeswax, a scoop of coconut oil, and if you want, some coloring (I used beet powder and cocoa powder) for these. I also added peppermint oil for that cool tingle. I wish I had documented the quantities of the ingredients, but since this was just a big experiment, I didn’t bother to write things down. Next time…