The Necklace is Finished!Posted by Matt on December 17 at 11:17 am
Sorry it’s taken me so long to give you all an update on the status of Deidra’s necklace. As you could imagine, things get pretty crazy around here around the holidays.
If you’re not familiar with the situation, let me get you up to speed. For Christmas this year, instead of buying each other gifts, my wife and I have decided to make them ourselves. You see, we’re newlyweds making an effort to save some money for a new house.
Up until a couple of days ago, I hadn’t really touched the bead board since picking out the beads for the necklace and laying them out. Oftentimes, when I’m designing a graphic or new page layout for the website, I’ll think my product is really top-notch after I finish it. But after a couple of days, I’ll go back to it and think to myself: “What was I thinking?” I’m sure you all can relate when you’re designing jewelry.
Even though the bead board sat untouched in the office for a couple of weeks, I never got sick of the design laying on top of it. From your comments on the last post, it sounds like you guys liked it just as much as I did. So, instead of fiddling around with the design and letting it sit for another couple of weeks, I decided that I would just go for it.
I’m really glad that I went with the original design because I really like the finished product. If you’re up for a good laugh, you should watch the video. I really don’t like being filmed, so you can tell that I’m a little nervous. I didn’t count, but I must have said “and, um…” about 5 or 6 times throughout the video. Try not to make too much fun!
After seeing the finished product, I’m glad that I decided to publicly embarrass myself. The guys here at work are never going to let me live this one down. That’s OK, because I know that Deidra will be thrilled when she receives her handmade piece of jewelry this Christmas. I’ll try to catch her reaction on camera, but I don’t know if she’ll let me put it on the blog. Either way, I’ll let you know how things went.