Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Well if it's not in the air, it's definitely in my head!!

Spring that is...I'm just naturally gravitating toward light, fresh colours right now. Nevermind about the impending snow storm tomorrow or the below freezing temperatures we're currently experiencing, in my mind it seems to be spring.

Sometimes I can get pretty silly when I'm naming my jewellery. These ones had to have 'swirl' in it and the next thing I knew they were named "Swirls Just Wanna Have Fun". Now of course, the whole day I've been singing a certain song and you know what I've realized? Well, it is true swirls and girls do just want to have fun! What more do you need to learn in a day?!

I just love the rosy pink and fuchsia in this necklace. This is one of my Ring of Colour Necklaces. I'm so proud of this design. Wouldn't this look great with a crisp white shirt or a summer tee. A modern, clean design. It's just sweet in it's simplicity.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Is Spring Really In the Air?

Hey I know my last post, only 3 days ago, was about me enjoying winter but really I am 'normal' - I still do wish for spring! I'm just trying to live in the moment, you know, enjoy each day as it's presented. Well, I have noticed that, even as I sit here wrapped in my grey sweater and warm socks are covering my toes, my thoughts are turning to spring and warmer weather. Without even realizing, in my designs this week I've been choosing lighter and brighter beads. Pinks and purples that could easily be seen as Easter colours and blues that reflect the bright sky and ocean, no not the cold ocean of our Atlantic provinces but more like the Caribbean Sea as it wraps itself around the tropical islands.

These earrings are called "Fresh Breeze" and really aren't they refreshing - like a breath of fresh air. So pretty and delicate and I love the pale sky blue glass beads!

Ok, I know we still have a ways to go before we say goodbye to winter but did you know it's only 45 days until we turn the clocks forward and 58 days until the first day of spring! Now that's a refreshing thought!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Winter Wonderland

I know, we all like to complain about winter. It's too cold, it's snowy, the roads are icy. I do it myself and there are some days in winter when all I can think about is seeing the first signs of spring. Winter weather can make it difficult to get around and it can make us late in our busy lives and hurt our backs when we have to shovel it. Sometimes the short days and the long winter's can really get to you.

Sometimes though, it's simply beautiful. Yesterday was one of those days. It snowed all day, it had warmed up from the deep freeze of last week and we had no where in particular to be. A perfect combination to enjoy a winter day and evening. It was already dark out but my youngest was still outside making snow angels in the snow.

A little bit of heaven in a long winter.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Who doesn't look good in candlelight?

Soft pinks, pale amethyst and champagne coloured beads have been my inspiration this new year. These beads are gorgeous. Subtle and shimmery as if you were enjoying a candlelight dinner. This necklace is soft and pretty and oh so feminine. {sigh}