Returning from the frozen (ok, not frozen, but really cold!) tundra of Minneapolis I see this unreal state with new eyes all over again.
It is so sunny, so green and lush regardless of the chilly temps. I cut some lavender off of the giant bush out back and caught up to my dried bunch from a week ago: I am going to make sachets!!! Oooooo, projects!
In preparation for the show I have begun to make earrings and smaller necklaces, but I'd really like to post them in the shop this evening because I want them to be available to everyone. I am really enjoying earrings these days!
I made the two smallest necklaces using beach glass collected by yours truly in Bodega Bay back in September.
One of the pieces is a simple Shelter Necklace:
A little bare sprout stem gently bending over a lovely little emerald glass.... such a peaceful feeling!
The other beach glass went into a mini Anini Beach Snorkel Necklace:
A valentine to a beach using a stone collected on another shore....sigh. Romantic indeed!!!
The most impressive in size and scope is a Boundary Necklace using two rows of reinforced silver for extra protection for a little light blue Larimar soul. Larimar is a rare and special stone from the Dominican Republic and it looks quite like shallow water in the Florida Keys... just lovely.
For the earrings I chose bright stones, like Coral:
Asymmetrical: one earring has two strands and one has a third: a little coral branch. All connections are closed and ready for a lifetime of wear.
A pair of little Carnelian Cutouts....light and delightful, measuring in at 1.5 inches!!
And one last pair: a whimsical and lighthearted pair of danglies featuring two little glass tulips in yellow, orange and red hues... these are so fun and sweet!!!
I missed the studio. I missed the cats and this house: in the morning hours while I was soldering I was blessed enough to be able to catch some mourning doves bathing in the rain-filled gutters above a neighbor's home.
I was caught off guard by a wave of intense gratitude and carried off to sea.
Tomorrow I get to wear the Holter Monitor: I am sure I'll have some thoughts to share with you on the experience, my distant comrades!!!