Oh, how I love earrings. They've always been my favourite accessory. It's something about the nearness to the jaw, the way it becomes almost part of the face. I made this pair just before Christmas, with beads, buttons and circles cut from leather. I'm beginning to love making little things by hand, whether they be cardboard cutouts, beaded accessories or people made from clay. There is something intimate, almost secret, about the act of making something with my hands. With each day, each act of making, I feel more myself, a presence more real within my body. Even when it is difficult, there is always this, and it is enough.