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Finally Summer!

Finally Summer!

  I wrote this post about two months ago...and then forgot to post it! That should tell you right there how crazy my life has been this summer. It hasn't slowed down much at all except when I had bronchitis. SO, I was going to post today about some things that have been going on and I found this post sitting there waiting to be posted. So for now you must content yourself with some of my jewelry creations. I promise I will post some house updates soon!

Amazing how the weather has been lately, isn't it?
 I have read so many posts on facebook about people wondering 
what is up in their corner of the world.
 Well we are no different here. It has been the strangest long drawn out winter. 
I had one day last month where I woke up to 6 inches of snow on the ground.
 It proceeded to melt and the sun was shining like crazy. 
Then it went on to snow, with another 3" accumulation on the ground, 
melt/sun, rain/hail, snow again, sun again, snow...all within about 6 hours of time.
 I have never seen such a crazy weather day in my life! Finally though spring is here...or maybe summer but that is iffy. I am still wearing jackets off and on. Today is the third day this month where I opened the windows. I am sure being in the mountains has a lot to do with this but it is so odd to me.

  So because of this weather I never really got out of my hibernating mode this year. 
I never hit my spring cleaning phase like I always do. 
I have been quiet, spending my days wrapping wire, which I continue to absolutely love, 
or working on small projects around the house.  
I will try to update you on a few things I have done. 
But today I am just going to post a few photos of my latest jewelry designs. 
I am still so happy with the wire. It has lifted me out of my depression over my sewing. 
It is almost as good as thread! 
It has giving me a new hope, a much needed hope in my life
 so please forgive my constant crowing over it. I am so happy though!

   This pendant design came to me in a dream one night 
and I got up the next morning
and started working hard to capture it.
 It took me an entire week to work out the kinks and finally it coalesced into what I wanted.
It was quite a struggle there for awhile with a massive ball of wires coming out in every direction!
 I am learning though and I think I am finally getting it!

 This is a gorgeous piece of blue agate I bought in Bordeaux 
and as a nice touch I added a beautiful purple pearl that I bought from Debbie Fang, a very talented jewelry artist who also has a hoard of gems that would make anyone swoon.

   This is a pair of earrings I made a few weeks back. 
As usual I got the design in my head and I could not stop thinking about it until I made them. 
I am beginning to see a certain style creep into my work.
 I don't know if this is just a phase or not but I do seem to be going intricate just like with my thread work.

I love creeping leaves and flowers.
 I remember in highschool we would take big sheets of paper on breaks and draw with our markers. Everyone would join in and I so wish I still had a few of those, they were so much fun.
 I was always drawing vines with roses. Not sure why I like this motif so much but I still find myself scribbling them in the borders of my notes and such.

  And finally a pair of boho chandelier earrings that are big and chunky
 and hang almost to my shoulders!
 They feel so daring and bright and bold. 
The beads at the bottom are little pips in picasso. 
They are a silver finish with little splashes of black and spots of a golden yellow here and there. 
I adore those beads and they are the whole inspiration for these earrings. 
They begged to be hung from the ears to click and jingle away as they sway back and forth.

  So see, I have been busy. 
I will try to update you more often instead of trying to cram a bunch into one post. 
I still have plenty of other things to tell you about what's going on in the house and I promise I will do that very soon!

  Hope you are having a very nice bit of weather in your part of the world.  


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  1. You HAVE been busy. You certainly have a way with wire. I would not want to have to say which piece I like the most.

    Hope you've had a good summer 'cause it's almost fall!!

    1. Yes, I have been so awful with keeping my blog updated lately. Truthfully my head is spinning most days because of everything that's been going on but it all has been very good, thanks!

  2. oh my dear gawdzesses, where is your shop? these are FABU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Well as you figured out, no shop for now. Hopefully once things calm down with the house this winter I can consider opening that shop again. When I feel I can pass that awful business course in French that they require me to do now (no matter that I had a shop for 8 years here in France, suddenly I need to take this business course)