progress and heartbreak. i spent the week painting vintage wood beads a variety of peach colors and carving larger crystals for some new necklaces i am working on. when i went to cast the crystals last night, we ended up having some unforeseen issues with the equipment and nothing turned out. it was nobody's fault, but i couldn't help wanting to cry. i hand carve each little crystal to be one of a kind, which means a lot of time and some serious neck pain. i went to bed really upset and asking myself, "what's the point of all this?" when i woke up this morning i decided i would just put it out there and move on. i think it is important to let emotions go, even when it seems impossible. i still love carving the crystals and plan to make more in the future. for now i am just really glad it is friday! wishing you all a wonderful weekend!