After a mild winter, I was looking forward to planting the gardens and getting ready for warmer weather. Ha. Mother Nature had a different plan. We got several snowstorms - in fact, we had two weeks of snowstorm after snowstorm after snowstorm! Unusual for this area. Today is the first day the snow is mostly gone, however .... and there always seems to be a however .... another round of snow is likely for tomorrow night into Friday morning. I thought that just going with the flow and doing some winter themed beading might make it seem more like the beginning of winter - it didn't work. So I put up Eric's photo and started looking through the spring and flower themed beads I've been working on.
First I put together this pair of earrings from ceramic yellow and peach daisy-like and leaf beads, green glass, and bone beads. These remind me of sitting in daisy strewn grass putting together crowns with my granddaughter .... (insert big smile here). Lately it seems niobium ear wires are the only ones that my ears can take for more than an hour or two - I used copper colored ones and copper headpins.
I actually had inspiration and time for another piece this month! After coming in from inspecting the lavender (not even thinking about blooming yet), I made this lavender based bracelet from two sprig molded ceramic beads, a ceramic leaf bead, copper beads, fluorite, and some bluish-green jade rondelles I found in a box and don't even remember getting. They're an unusual color so I'm glad the label telling me they're jade was still on the string!
After being so inspired by working this spring theme, I spent the rest of the morning creating some new flower beads! The ceramic beads I used today are currently up in the shop at stoneypointstudio.com and the new beads will be out in a few weeks.
Be sure to stop by Sarajo's blog and see what everyone else created. I'll give you a hint - you'll see a gorgeous marigold pendant!
Happy Creating! Deborah
The earrings look like something that would be tasty to eat--like Lucky Charms marshmallows! And are those hop flowers in the background of the pics?ReplyDelete
Why yes they are! The late snow has delayed all our spring blooms so some dried hop flowers were the only things I could find for the petals I wanted!Delete
Leave it to my hubby the homebrewer to recognize the hop leaves! LOL.Delete
I love both of your pieces... those flowers in the earrings are just adorable! The bracelet is lovely and looks really wearable. (This coming from a non-bracelet wearing girl!) Thanks for playing along with us again this month. Check back later tonight for the March inspiration from Eric!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I've been wearing the earrings all day hoping they'll be a magic talisman to stave off the snow predicted for tonight!Delete
Both pieces scream "spring". I love the sweet leaf dangle in the bracelet and the colors of the earrings are so bright and heartwarming! Love the beads!ReplyDelete