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!
Much of my inspiration comes from nature. Here are a few shots taken using my phone while out walking.
Nothing has been altered or enhanced. Mother Nature is amazing! I get so much joy from nature and my daily walks are my mediation. Enjoy!
Some things to come. Now that my little one is in kindergarten I have some time to do some creating. I do miss having her around though but it is all a part of the cycle of life. So I am embracing it and getting to work!
Some pictures of my works in progress. Hopefully some lovely jewelry that you all will love to be created with these.
I am practicing with some rustic soldering of brass pieces. hand cutting the brass and copper for some of the bases.
Others are pre made brass bases.
Some vintage brass stampings to add to the bases.
Torched, burned but will clean up nicely. Still need some practice but if you like a rustic and unique look to your jewelry then these are for you!
Some birds, cicadas, cat, bulldog, Egyptian revival, sea horse and even a flower that I solder two three leaf petals together and then soldered the blue rhinestone. Some even have a fossilized appeal which I love! these have been cleaned and filed but still need some more filing, hammering and perhaps some patina to bring out the highlights. We shall see.
Hope you enjoyed looking. Remember if you click on the photos they will enlarge for better viewing.
Here is a photo of what I started with: a cold enameled bracelet bar.
Here is the completed piece: