Like so many parts of the country, Spring has come early this year. Never have my bleeding hearts bloomed in March! I must admit, this is a tad bit un-nerving to me. Why? You ask. Because I'm from Denver. So? You ask. ( you are quite the conversationalist!) Here, Lemme me explain it to you. I was born and raised in Denver. ( Which means I experienced many winters and springs there)
The land of beautiful sunny weather. Doesn't matter if it's winter, spring, summer or fall, the sun will be shining in Denver. Seemed completely normal to me. How was I supposed to know that I would eventually end up in a place where the sun shines for 4 hours in the winter? Yup, the midwest! Just to add insult to injury, I landed here via another sunny spot, Florida. Ok that wasn't even remotely relevant to this story other than to emphasise.....hmmm, I don't know what I was trying to emphasise. My point being, in beautiful sunny Colorado where the snow melts the day after it falls (usually), in early spring, the bulbs start blooming, the trees bud out and everyone heads outdoors to soak it in. It's gorgeous, colorful and irresistable. Then........it happens. Almost every single year..... the big wet, heavy spring snowflakes that break the tree branches and crush the delicate blossoms. So you see, I have good reason to be skeptical of this amazing, wonderful weather. We'll pay for it, I fear, with June snowstorms or something equally weird as blooming hearts in March. So enjoy it while you can.
I just can't help it.... I MUST BE WORDY!
I tried out the cute little Ken Bova hammers that I showed you last time. They work perfectly......
Lookit those teeny tiny, not-smashed-flat rivets! Yes, folks, I can heartily recommend the chopstick hammers. Here's the full picture.
You might notice the lovely Kuchi charms that Tracy from pipnmolly sent me there on the bottom. I'm easing myself into her incredible stash, making plans. Lots of plans. These earrings have 4 types of vintage metal. Let's play my version of Hidden Pictures? Can you spot all 4? Extra points if you can!
Yummy, huh? Guess who planted these for me? You know you want to see it........
I'm trying not to objectify my husband but I can't help myself when he looks like that. While you admire that picture, remember that he's also like the guy in this picture.......
This guy here is apparently the most interesting guy in the world, which makes my husband the second most interesting . Can't vouch for the other guy myself, but that's the rumor. I know, I know you want to see pictures of jewelry, and you will. But as I plan on throwing a few more pics of pretty flowers in here, I want you to think about who gets credit for them. And eye candy begets eye candy. Seems right, now doesn't it?
These got listed today
Textural verdigris patina shield earrings with sterling earwires. A nice mix of ancient modern.
And these will be listed shortly
I made these little amphoras out of resin. They have old text on the backside. Here's another view.....
I wanted to make the amphoras look all ancient and mysterious. What really does the trick, tho, are these fabulous rusty crusty lampworked beads from the uber talented Kim of numinositybeads. I just LOVE them! And did you notice that these are red? What's the significance of that? That I resisted buying the ones she made that were Venetian blue and opted for these. When I went back for a second look at those Venetian blue ones, they were gone. Not surprised. I am not so secretly hoping she'll make more of those sometime.
This looks like a nice springtime necklace, eh?
I do believe I need to take a picture of this on my mannequin.
A big blister pearl, mother of pearl, freshwater pearls, seashells, smoky quartz, faceted smoked glass and clear quartz chips on rosary-style chain.
This also should get listed pretty soon
This necklace is chock full of turquoise beads and a big old slab of it there front and center. There's also 4 varieties of amber. Let's see if I can remember all 4...Baltic, horn, Thai or was it Tibetan? I'll check on that. And that big slice of amber above the turquoise slab, in between the turquoise bead and the Baltic amber chips. Ack, Can't remember what the name of it was. Anyway that's the 4!
I got another surprise in the mail yesterday. No, not more generous gifts, I worked for this one.
First time that I've been featured in Jewelry Affaire.
Thanks so much, Beth! Another great issue! I'm honored to be included.
These are some blossoms that I brought inside.
If only my black tulips bloomed at the same time as these, wouldn't that be a beautiful bouquet?
Now if the snow comes along and wipes these out, at least you'll get to savor them at your leisure.
There are also tons of hyacinths blooming, wish I could make this thing smell a vision for you. But not for me, as I've sadly become allergic to them.
Foldformed pod with verdigris patina and amber and turquoise embellishments.
You like how it looks on the mannequin? Well then here's another view....
Which makes me realize I should probably come up with a fabulous name for the mannequin, eh? Because how many times did I type out "the mannequin" in this post?! I'm open to suggestions here. With this clever and colorful bunch there should be some good ones. Or are you holding out for a "Name the Mannequin" giveaway? What have I done to even type such a thing?! I DID NOT just announce a giveaway. But maybe, I said maybe, if somebody thinks of the perfect one, maybe just maybe, I'll send a little something your way. Of course, maybe not. You all know how that last giveaway went. hahahaha. Hmmm, now we'll see who actually reads the text in this blog.
Here's our little pet. A rescue animal. Available for adoption. Now don't be fighting over him guys.
(update-didn't mean to be confusing. Sorry about that. I guess I should clarify a few facts about this scary little guy. He isn't actually our pet , as in my husband's and mine literally. I was speaking collectively when I said "our", as in you the blog readers and me. Our little pet. Kind of like the previous animal pictures I have shared with you, both adorable and frightening that some of you have taken to heart. Didn't want you all fighting over who gets to take care of this little guy figuratively. I know how protective you all are about these animal photos. re: the gator photos.)
ack, that's even creeping me out.
Have a great week!