My fingers are sore and my nails are now non-existent but sometimes making a bit of extra money can be fun....
A long time ago I used to make jewellery for gifts. With a bit of persuasion a friend suggested that we do the same again only on a bigger scale.
We have raided bead boxes and button tins to make our recycled jewelery and there is something very satisfying from turning something old into something new.
Apart from more holes in my fingers than a strainer we haven't got enough hours in the day to keep up with demand. Whoo hoo!
(This was a vague attempt to tell you why I have been awol from your blog - did it work?)