Saturday, June 13, 2009

Neutrals - Two Necklaces

I've had these greyish earth looking stones (a jasper? - I sadly don't remember) for quite a while, but wasn't inspired until this week as to what to do with them. Then, two necklaces just popped out with the same tones, but different characters. The first is dramatic with a large resin "ivory" bead as its focal, large taupe carnelian and carved black onyx beads.

This necklace is more casual and uses a beautiful shade of bronze in the murano glass beads. Its focal is one of the fine silver pendants I made recently and patinaed. I used bronze glass seed beads to carry the color around the neck.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Two New Friends

have just joined our family - Lucy and Brandy

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Garden Helper

This is a helmeted lizard, and he hangs out in our yard most of the day catching insects. After nearly three weeks of at least one half inch of rain every day, we have an ample supply and lots of variety for him. See his long tail?
He uses it to balance his body when he runs upright on his two back legs across the yard. Wish I could get a picture of that!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Bee Again

The Bee is back, and has been more closely examined - turns out he is a bumblebee! Or at least that is the majority opinion. He has a more subdued bracelet to hang on to, and a pair of citrine earrings to keep him company. I love this palette, but must move on to some aquas and teals that are calling.