Welcome to Blog Hop #2!
Earlier this month that pesky groundhog said that we're in for six more weeks of winter but I've got my eye on the prize~ SPRING! Those warm breezes, blooming flowers and singing birds can't come too soon!
|Japanese iris a perennial favorite|
|Tree Peonies after a rain shower|
|Lupines courtesy of Miss Rumphius.|
In my neck of the woods there is still a lot of howling wind and snow piling up everywhere! If you live in the northeast you've also probably seen more than enough of the white stuff.
|Front gardens in February|
We've been having some very lively exchanges in our Build-A-Line Challenge group. Brenda Sue Lansdowne of B'Sue Boutiques( http://www.bsueboutiques.com) has led us in discussions on fashion trends, design inspirations, color palettes, product lines and much more. We're a chatty, talented and dedicated group that has a wide range of experience in jewelry making, and I enjoy participating in the exchange of ideas and opinions. She's made us dig deep and give serious thought to our goals as jewelry artists.
I've been meandering down my garden path a bit this past month while developing several different ideas. I don't usually have a shortage of ideas but all the conversation with my classmates in this challenge has kicked my imagination into overdrive. I've had to rein in my desire to try lots of cool ideas and instead focus on my growing collection. My jewelry journal is filling up with new projects for another time! For this challenge I need to be a bit more disciplined to create a more cohesive look for my jewelry. More cool ideas will have to wait for later.
Here's a bracelet I made recently. Those green beads and the flying bird are early signs of Spring and fit well with my theme.
|Rustic Garden 5 strand bracelet|
|Rustic Garden bird earrings|
|Welcome Spring nest necklace|
|5 Strand bracelet work in progress|
I've got several other pieces in the works and have ordered yet more supplies! (I'm giving the poor delivery people a workout this winter. Sometimes they can't make it up my driveway and need to hike in the snow to deliver my packages). Come back for the March 20 Blog Hop #3 and see the completed Spring collection of my Rustic Garden. By then we'll be that much closer to Spring! Yippeee......looking forward to some mud!
Thanks for visiting. Please leave a comment if you are so inclined. I do read them all and will respond! You can also check out my FB page for regular posts of new projects at www.facebook.com/moondancejewelrymaine
Hop along and see what these other fabulous hop participants are up to!
Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B'sue Boutiques
Jewelry Making Outside the Box
Clever Designs by Jann
Apt to Wander Studio
Magpie in the Sky, Spoil Heap Tales
The Vintage Gem
Shattered Time Jewelry
MJCasady Copper Works
Leila Nicole Designs
Leila Bee Designs
Wings and Beads
Wind Dancer Studios
Jan Lea Designs
Sweet Willow Designs
Artistry: Handcrafted Bead Designs
Desire Divine Jewels
Mary Katherine Deis
The Rose Sword: Artisan and Vintage Collectible Jewelry
Kristy Le Trendy Jewelry Designs
Needful Luxuries Occasional Blog
From the Bead Board
Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art
The Journey of Pens and Things
Fine and Dandy Jewelry and Art
Nadine Edris..................................................YOU ARE HERE!
Jennifer Merrill Williams
Artists of All Stripes
Denise Lussier Poirier
Jewelry by Denise
Small Stuff Design
1996 Shabby Lane
Midnight Kat Productions Art Jewelry
Mama San's Mojo