I know, I know, I wasn't here for a long time again. This time though it wasn't just because of my laziness. ;) I was working pretty hard, restarting my 240l aquarium, which got quite neglected during my treatment last year. It didn't look good at all anymore so I just had to do something about it. It took quite a long time - I had to move the fishes to a small tank where they could live for more than a week, clean something like 70 kilos of gravel, prepare a huge amount of water, deal with two buckets of water plants, then wait until I could move the fishes to their old home again... I still have to keep in check all the water parameters if I don't want any algae to appear, until the aquarium becomes fully stabilized, but now it is quite pleasant to look at it again. ;)
I have done a little bit of beading since my last post though. The Sea Urchin pendant is one of the pieces that some of you have seen already (and some of you have even made it from my tutorial). ;) I guess it is time to show it finally on my blog too. It is made with 13mm spikes, SuperDuos, fire polished beads and seed beads. Not so difficult to make, I can assure you. It measures around 4,5 cm (1,77") in diameter, without the bail.
The tutorial is available here on Etsy. If you want the Polish version I would suggest waiting for the summer issue of Beading Polska magazine. :)
Here you can see two different colour versions:
But make sure to visit Silke's blog too! She made a really beautiful, blue version of the pendant!
Before I say good bye for now, I'll show you some pictures of my private underwater world too. These are different views of my aquarium, when it still looked good. The current layout can't be shown until all the plants will grow some more. ;)
So, enjoy and see you soon! :)