Thursday, October 8, 2009

Beads and Blossoms!

"Yes, these are a few of my favorite things!!"
I have just finished another beaded bracelet in a style similarto my first Sea Foam Treasures Bracelet. I have put it in my Etsy shop and you can see more details here. (You amy click o the above shot for a close up view!)
This is a very lacy piece and has a wonderful handcarved bone fish bead as the central focus bead. I have used all sorts of wonderful elements in this piece. you will see fresh water pearls , rustic hand crafted sea glass beads from Africa, vintage crystals, czech glass beads, seed beads, and various shell beads.

I have created the closure using a vintage glass button with a beaded loop at the opposite end.

Onan Autumn note, my garden is still blooming and gifting me with wonderful treasures daily!! My Belinda's Dream Rose is loaded with blossoms and will give us one more round of blooms before aw ell desreved winter rest. She just never quits!!!
My Toad Lillies are also putting on quite a show this year. This is a very unusual plant that sports woderfully speckled blossoms all along the arching stems.

These beauties thrive in dappled shade and spread via seedlngs. You hardly notice the foliage as it grows amoung the other plants , till the blossoms appear when everything else is really winding down!!

The Monarchs and Swallow Tails are still making daily visits to feed on the last Zinnia's and cosmos before continueing on their long migrations. They really seem to prefer these rich Red Zinnias over all of the others. The intensity of the color is really amazing.

Unfortunately this may be the last year for the Sugar Maple in our front yard. THere are very large areas that never leafed out this year and I ahve put a call in to the Tree Dr to see if there is anything that we can do to save it. I adore Sugar maples- they remind me of home in New England. I am keeping my fingers crossed that there will be something that we can do for it!!

And Buddy the Tough Guy is luxuriateing in the warm fall sunshine each day! Soaking up the sun out in the middle of the lawn where he can keep an eye out for dastardly interlopers is one of his "favorite things!!!" (Shhhh, don't tell him that he doesn't look one bit like a Tough Guy!!)


Vicki W said...

The bracelet is beautiful!

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful bracelet, flowers - great pictures for sharing; thank you! xxoo

Jacky said...

Your garden looks a delight...I wish I could come over and play. Lovely picture of Buddy soaking up the gentle sunshine of autumn.

Loved your previous post on the gelatin prints. That looks lots of fun!

Take care,

Jacky xox

*jean* said...

beautiful photos! your bracelet is really cute!!

Leslie Brier, Brier Design Studio said...

Buddy is so cute! I love the bracelet. Very ocean-y.


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