Sunday, November 29, 2015

New Today

New today (so far) is this set of sterling silver stacking rings: 3 patterned ring bands and one cast from a wax carving of gears that I made this past summer.

.....and a new cobalt blue glass scarab set in a sterling base specially made for it.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

A Little Color and Sparkle

New this fall in the shop, a limited edition collection of slim gemstone bead bracelets, great to wear on their own or even better, layered. I'm especially fond of the aquamarine, little ombre ruby and watermelon tourmaline. I'm trying these out and have already sold a few. Not everyone can wear something heavy on their wrist, so these are perfect for when you want a little color and sparkle without any restrictions while you work!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

A Change of Season

A happy and colorful fall to you all! It's my favorite season of the year, and with luck, will last a good two months with interesting colors and texture to enjoy. I did a little traveling in October to relax with new scenery to enjoy. I miscalculated and scheduled my Massachusetts trip too early - peak was one to two weeks away but it was lovely all the same. 

I stayed in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and my B & B porch was a delightful place to hang out. The house dates from the 18th century but has had improvements along the way, especially at the turn of this century. 

The Mount, the home of Edith and Teddy Wharton, wasn't showing much yet in the way of orange and yellow, but the formal gardens were wonderful and orderly.

There was one tree near my B & B, a sugar maple, that was well on its way leaf-wise. 

The carpet of leaves under the tree was full of reds, oranges and yellows. It was the ONLY tree in the area with this color and was quite striking!

Here's Cold Spring, NY on November first. This pumpkin-colored paint appeared on more than one house I saw there and would certainly be my house color of choice. It was a beautiful sight, sitting contentedly amid similarly-colorful leaves, and for me the combination of yellow, lime, kelly green, orange and red is truly exciting.

I sneaked this photo in from last October, when the vines covering this little inn were at their peak, This year's trip was a bit too late in comparison.

Perfect tree and a full range of orange.

Moving along to my local park a week later, these red leaves are delicious. We have had some rain with mild temperatures; the rain accelerated things and the results are amazing.

Splendid leaf carpet here.

Sisters caught in a wonderful moment, with stripes of yellow and green behind them.

I don't think that Ive seen such a range of color at once - the fresh spring-like green of a new lawn next to deep reds, orange and yellow. 

On a hiking path, a pretty scattering of color on slate.