Oh, the things I should be doing. You know. Those things I should be doing but I'm not? Yeah, those things. I'm not prepacking for my trip. I'm not working on my outline for my NaNovel. I'm not working on Chapter 13 of There's a Fine Line. No, I'm not doing any of that because...I'm making pendants.
In my defense, I only made the first pendants because I wanted to put them in a swap package for NaNo. Then, I discovered I'd mixed too much epoxy. Well, I can't just throw it out. It's jeweler's grade and slightly pricey ($12 for 30ml). So I went scrambling for something to use the leftover epoxy in.
My craft room looks like a tornado went through on the heels of a hurricane on a good day and it's not seen a good day in some time. So I'm poking and prodding and trying to come up with something to use this epoxy in when it hits me (not literally, thank goodness, or I'd never used the epoxy before it set!). I have a crap-ton of fired shell casings. I have a lovely set of natural quartz crystals. Why not combine the two for some groovy pendants? So I did. They're still drying (takes 24 hours) and they're going to need a really good clean and polish but here's a sneak preview (click the thumbnails for larger pics):