Tuesday, 18 August 2015

6th Wedding Anniversary

At the end of June my wonderful husband and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary, although we have been together many years longer than this. We like to make each other a gift based on the traditional gift guide, the 6th anniversary is... IRON!!.

For a very long time I had no idea what to make, iron seemed so hard and unyielding but then it struck me, an idea which should have presented itself sooner considering that I had studied geology for my degree... haematite is an iron ore and is available in many forms even beads! I had been looking at it so literally before and now it was so obvious.

I have made a leather macrame bracelet for my husband before and he loved it but it has got quite worn, so I thought I would make another one with haematite beads woven in. I have used six beads, one for each year of our marriage and each bead is hexagonal and magnetically drawn to each other.

In case you are wondering, my husband made me the most wonderful gift it was a wind chime made with iron nails all hand twisted and it makes the most beautiful sound. Follow this link if you would like to check it out.

I had the idea for my gift at the last minute so I was a little late finishing it, especially with all that was going on. It is the extremely busy time of year when we have four birthdays, three of those requiring parties, a wedding anniversary, father's day. We also sadly we lost two of our older chickens. Combine this with a rush to get the day trips and theme park visits out of the way before the schools broke up for summer and the '30 days wild' quest we were on and you have a very busy few weeks. I was very overwhelmed and nearly didn't make it through the last birthday but we have been having a rest and slowly starting to feel a little more relaxed now. Hopefully I will be able to get back on track with the blogging too.