Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wow, The Last Day of March

Time is flying! It's April tomorrow, it's spring!

recycled rubber and hemp necklace

I am working on a new line of jewelry, "green" jewelry. It was request, for a local "green" tradeshow. The recycled rubber bead necklaces, and bracelets are the first of the line, that I have been working on. Fun and funky, eco friendly!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Blue Sky Sunny

A few days ago I went for a walk with Mark and the dogs. Cali, Miss Bean was frantic to eat grass so we went with her in search of just the right variety. Our dogs are like dairy cows when it comes to grass... it does seem to do the trick for them.
Today we are back in winter mode, a winter wonderful of snow! I will take some photos tomorrow if it hasn't all melted.

power line, north of town

lichen crusted rock

dog walk down a road new to me

we sat while Miss Bean searched

happy boy, Kinoje

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Denim Blue

lampwork glass, pearls and copper

lampwork glass, pearls, copper

Sun Catchers

It feels like sun catcher season, I'm not sure why as they are a year round pleasure. It could just be spring fever setting in now the weather has returned to seasonal chilliness. I am longing for the warm weather again.
So, I have been putting together some very pretty sun catchers!

daffodil sun catcher

Twisted Water Star

I just discovered that my t-west treasury graced the front page of Etsy early this morning. Congratulations to all the fabulous artisans!
It has been a while since I have had a collection on the front page.
Thank you Etsy admin!

front page screenshot from Craftcult

my treasury with the alternates

Monday, March 15, 2010

Pussy Willows

pussy willows!

Wow, What a Weekend!

We have been enjoying some fabulous spring weather these past few weeks. Yesterday was the warmest, it got up to 19° C in the shade!!
I ventured out with Mark and the dogs for an afternoon walk.
Mark, in shorts and Muck boots, with Miss Bean

the snow has melted very quickly

mud, snow and lots of running water

snow covered

Aguasabon River
Kinoje is not fond of the ice

Kinoje was much happier on the shore

river ice


Mark catching some rays on the shore of the river
I love the contrast of snow and ice, and his shorts!

snail shells

back home again.. our obstructed view

dogs safely back in the kennel

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Blushing Rose

I have been working outside my box, working with colours I wouldn't normally use or wear myself. They are fabulously soft and pretty, I do love them a lot!



Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 11th, the Birthday of Thomas!

These are images from the day Thomas turned 20, today he turned 28!
Happy Birthday Thomas!

hooking up the dogs for a snowy birthday ride

Thomas and Megan heading back!

the birthday boy!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Ice Fog..

Pearls and glass, who could ask for anything more! I love how the soft, transparent blues and greens play with the silver grey of the pearls, it's very lovely!



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Superior Beaches

Mark and I went down to the beach on one of the warm warm days last week, it was spectacular. The sky was such a rich blue, the sun warm, heck even the sand was warm enough to sit on. Not too bad for the first week of March!
long expanse of sand, Terrace Bay beach

the thin film of ice was tinkling, like magical music
the ice was undulating, as the waves came in

one lone sun bather, oh wait, it's Mark!
imagine no one at the beach but us!

little wave and sand action

Mark on the river ice

Mark on the ice at the rock end of the beach

ice at the mouth of the river

ice, rocks, Lake Superior

Island at the rivers mouth

Knock, Knock, Who's There?

I was in the porch the other morning photographing jewelry when the dogs came to peek in the window to see what I was doing. They were very excited to find me there! Aren't they cute!
kinoje & cali

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls

I received a new shipment of pearls this past week. It's always a thrill to work with them, I do have a soft spot for pearls!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lamb or a Lion?

How did March come in for you where ever you live, like a lamb or a lion?
March came in like a lamb for us, yay!
Does it always go out like a lion if it comes in like a lamb? We will see.
We took the dogs out in the late afternoon yesterday,
the shadows were so long and blue, so beautiful!

Coco Bean