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Thursday, June 28, 2012

New big and small shawl pins and flowers

Here’s the new anchor design as a brass shawl pin in the shop.

I’ve been getting requests for larger sized pins that would work well for long hair.

So I made a few of these Big Treble Clef pins and brought them to the Saturday market 2 weeks

ago and they sold quickly. I’ve now added the copper version into our shop. It would work well

on a bulky shawl or scarf or in big heavy long hair or dreadlocks.

Here it is in my hand for a size perspective . I’ve been spending some time reading

the Long Hair Community Forums and unTamedTresses to see what customers an

d long hair afficionados have to say about our hair forks and sticks. Most of it is good stuff.

Aluminum while light isn’t great for heavy hair but works well in some types- like mine.

But until you try it in your own hair it’s just too hard to know for sure.

I also made a new Little Copper Treble Clef pin meant for light fingering weight lacey shawls or scarfs.

I’ve been reaching the end of my supplies of these lovely Czech glass flower beads. Some of the colors I use are no longer available. But I got nice amount of

these sweet translucent pink flowers and  my favorite peridot colored glass leaves.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Spring happenings in the garden

Long before I had kids I was an ambitious gardener.I am so glad I planted to these

yellow iris bulbs so long ago that continue to come up year after year with no help from me.

This busy bee is enjoying the foxglove that reseeds itself and randomly shows up

in different places every year.

Ahhh- so soon if all goes according to plan and I don’t count my chickens before they hatch

or my cherries before they ripen we will be gorging ourselves on Royal Anne cherries

from the tree we planted right in the middle of the front yard the year we first bought

this place about 18 years ago.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Anchors away

I have been wanting to come up with a good wire design for an anchor pendant.

Things have slowed down enough that I had time to experiment and now have the silver and brass version in our shop.

I liked the way it looks like rope adding a nautical flavor to the design.

I’ll be adding the copper version too as soon as I get some decent pictures.

Sterling Silver Anchor Pendant - Wire Rope Anchor Necklace

Brass Anchor Pendant - Wire Rope Anchor Necklace