I started watching The Tudors over my blog break and was inspired to make a gorgeous crocheted collar with pearl accents.
But first ... I wanted to share this lovely custom silver bird's nest necklace on it's way to Natalea! I spent a good chunk of my blog break studio time weaving more nests for the secret garden portion of my shop. They are all back in stock (except for one) and I now have some with white/cream "eggs". I should have the pics of the white ones uploaded in the near future. I've been spending much of my free time trying to get my Etsy shop off the ground. Not having much luck yet, because there is SO much competition in jewelry, but I'm not disheartened yet! And here is my Tudor inspired collar! I picked a really rich red color and crocheted it with a wonderful complex lace pattern. The front is embellished with some large white pearls. I think it looks very regal! Worthy of any of Henry the VIII's queens!
Wait, one more thing :) My friend Michelle at Hold Dear is having the most awesome swap. A mermaid and seaside inspired swap featuring mermaids and all the bounty of the sea. Sign-up closes on Jan. 14th though, so hurry!