Honey Bee Jewelry: Mother Nature as Inspiration

In addition to making jewelry I love to garden.  As I work in the garden I love listening to the buzzing of all the various types of bees busy at work. The faint buzzing of the honey bees to the louder bzzzzzzz of the bumble bees.

When I was a child my great grandfather had a wonderful garden of flowers and fruit trees.  He also raised honey bees. One of many fond memories is of him collecting the honey from the hives, or of him making us a thick slab of bread with butter and honey.

Such lovely, happy and simple times.

I created this line of honey bee jewelry with him in mind.  Little petite bees in various finishes and your choice of bead color.

Just one of many flowers from my garden.

You can find the bees here

Now back to my  garden!

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Looking For Inspiration In My Garden

I love to garden. I love the smell and feel of the soil. I don’t mind having to clean the dirt from underneath my fingernails at the end of the day. Gardening has such a calming effect: I can daydream and not worry about anything (other than the insects and ground hogs devouring my flowers!).  The joy of watching the flowers unfurl their petals and reveal the astounding color and beauty achieved only by mother nature can not be replaced.  I look to nature and my garden for inspiration in my jewelry designs.  Last night I took a stroll through my garden with my camera.  I have been in somewhat of a designing funk and was looking for some new color combinations.  Here are some photos from my evening stroll.

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I am always amazed at the color combinations found in flowers;down to the veins in the petals. Nothing is more beautiful that mother nature’s creations. Now off to my bead stash!