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Butterfly Dreams

Butterfly earrings

Boho style Butterfly earrings

(brass with verdigris, vintage cloisonne)

 

There are a lot of wonders in nature and the delicate butterfly with its fine wings and varied colors delights most of us I think.

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The Promise of Spring

Green Malachite Earrings

Life Lines

 

Fruit trees have started budding, but the rest of our deciduous trees are still skeletons against the blue and cloudy skies. 

 

Flowering Plum Tree

 

For those of us that prefer color in our landscape and warmer temperatures the promise of Spring comes in the emergence of bulbs.

 

Daffodils

 

Art Deco Earrings

Dried Flowers

 

Mixed Metal earrings

Flower Power earrings

 

And then wildflowers start appearing!

 

Bumble bee and California Poppy

 

Poppy Earrings

Ribbons and Poppies

 

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Inspiration from the Palouse region of Eastern Washington

artisan pendants

The Harvest

 

This rare Marra Mamba Tiger eye cabochon is only found in the Hamersley Ranges of the Pilbara region in Western Australia.  I paired it with an antique brass button from my collection.  

It reminded me of wheat fields in eastern Washington, specifically the Palouse region where the golden rolling hills are blown by the winds in waves. The fields go on for miles and miles and I get a similar feeling as I do when watching the ocean waves. Serenity.

 

Palouse fields, Washington from Kamiak Butte

Palouse fields, Washington from Kamiak Butte

(photo in public domaine)

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Fun Guy gets me Published!

 

I have the editor of Belle Armoire Jewelry and my husband to thank for the honor this time.

The editor contacted me and asked that I submit some of my jewelry for publication.  I didn't feel I had time to figure out what to submit so asked her to tell me which pieces caught her eye.  This one was one of them.

 

Artisan Jewelry

Looking for a Fun Guy

Mushroom Jasper, lampwork, yellow turquoise, bone, linen

 

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What Came First? Chicken or the Egg?

 

In this case the chicken!  As a lifelong creator and learner I've taken quite a few workshops in my life.  I like to experiment and try new things.  The older I get the more time I have to do so and the greater benefit to my brain and art I think.  Years ago I took a class on electroforming and promptly came home and took some small plastic chickens and gave them a coating of copper.  Then they found themselves in a jar since I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but they made me smile every time they caught my eye.

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A Marriage of Smooth Rocks

Beach stone and Lampwork earrings

My Path

Beach Stones, Lampwork by Canyon Echoes

 

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Smoke and No Mirrors inspire Pendant and Earrings

Smoky skies over Lake Pend Oreille

View across Lake Pend Oreille (Idaho) towards Monarchs.

 

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Cattails Inspire a Jasper Pendant

Cattails

 

It happened purely by happenstance, but my dream home has two things in its landscape that I've always loved:  cattails and weeping willows.  Both take me to a more innocent time.

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