Okay, so I know I had announced a shop update for tomorrow, Nov. 14. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to postpone it until nextSaturday, Nov. 21. I just returned from a business trip that has left me pretty drained, and I'm not going to be able to have everything ready to post by tomorrow. I apologize, but hope to have everyone visit on Nov. 21!
This is one of the reasons I'm so in love with this time of year:
This is the tree next to my house. Our neighbor says when she looks out her window and sees it, it looks as if our house is on fire. I can sit in the living room and see the leaves just outside the window. When the afternoon light hits it just right, it's amazing. I know in a couple of weeks we'll have to rake those leaves, but for now I'll just enjoy seeing them lying there on the ground.
I know I've said it a million times before, but fall is my favorite time of year. The mountains here are absolutely amazing, and the leaves seem to be particularly bright this year. Here are a few pics of our recent leaf-looking trips. The first is a pic of the (very) small city I grew up in. Yes, this is the entire city!
This is a view of the mountains from a nearby tower. You can see five states from the tower--just don't ask me to point out which state is which!
Travis and me with a statue of the Woodbooger--the local name for Bigfoot.
These were taken at the Breaks--an hour or two from our house.
The leaves hadn't quite reached their peak. If we could have gone a week later the color would have been even better.
We did have a visitor, though.
And, finally, the corn maze we visited this weekend.
I do have jewelry to show, but I haven't managed to photograph all of it. I did get some pics of this piece, though.
The acorn pendant was made from a real acorn cap that I found last year on a fall leaf-viewing excursion. I cleaned and sealed it, then added the blue bead. I love it!
Coming soon is a shop update. I'll post the date tomorrow!
I've been inspired lately to make a couple of new necklaces. The first is made from a recycled bullet. It seems as if bullet jewelry is popping up everywhere--magazines, Pinterest, Facebook, etc. Travis had one used bullet, so I nabbed it and made this.
I used E6000 to affix a Swarovski crystal to the front, and accented the pendant with a pearl. This gave it a rugged, yet girly, look. A few weeks ago I was browsing in my favorite local clothing store, and I came across a long necklace I loved. I started to buy it, but then decided to make my own, using materials that fit my taste. It's not an exact copy, but instead I used the necklace I saw as inspiration for my piece.
I love the long length, and the mix of copper beads, silver wire, and brown leather for the chain. I wore this to work yesterday and got it hung on my desk, pulling one of the jump rings attaching the copper bead links together loose. Luckily I had tweezers with me, and set out to make the minor repair just as two new employees came into my office. Naturally, I fixed the necklace before completing their paperwork--priorities, right? Besides, they were a few minutes early, and who wouldn't want a free jewelry repair 101 lesson? (Okay, probably those two men, but they didn't seem upset!). I'm currently working on my website. It's a somewhat slow process--there are so many decisions to be made! Hopefully soon I'll have it up and running!