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Friday, May 09, 2008

Garden Poetry

Dragonfly Necklace $25 from Jeweled Elegance (SOLD - THANK YOU!)
and cherry blossom tree from ... my garden!

dozing in the garden
a shower of petals
swift dragonfly



Dragonfly Necklace $25 from Jeweled Elegance (SOLD - THANK YOU!)
and chives and thyme from .... my garden!

in the herbs
a bejeweled dragonfly
is happy



Sprouting radishes in a huge re-purposed urn
in .... my garden!

first leaves
in the garden pot
-- table's bounty



One of the wonderful things about doing markets and shows is that you get a chance to interact with customers, make new friends and ... get invaluable feedback about your art. I really pay attention to what people say at market and use it to better my product and produce new jewelry lines. For example, last week I listened to many, many people rave about my dragonfly necklaces. They loved the vintage aspect and the dragonfly imagery, but what really attracted them was the free-form asymmetry. So..... today I took my portable bead box out to my garden and inspired by the natural beauty around me, created several more asymmetrical vintage dragonfly necklaces for this week's Saturday market.

I think the garden pictures turned out great! I usually struggle so with my pictures, but these turned out wonderfully without any photo tweaking at all! I can hardly believe it was my camera that took them :)

And I would like to thank Silver Bell Cottage for this lovely award!! She said I had "amazing and feminine designs" and seriously, my heart just melted in joy when I read that :) Thank you!!!

17 comments:

Sugar Bear said...

The dragonfly necklace is wonderful - perfect for summer. Congrats on your award!
Karla

Lori said...

Heather, your necklace is stunning:) just gorgeous!!! congrats on your award...now, this is too weird...i have been checking everyone's dimensions who has three columns and your sidebars are actually smaller than mine and they look perfect!!! not smooshed at all {???} i don't get it...i still need to play with mine a wee bit and see if i can make it look better...

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I love the dragonfly look!

Gracie said...

I love your new dragonfly necklaces! They are lovely and spring-like.

I like your little free-form haiku's I thought they were sweet. Now I wish I spent my days off sitting in the warmth of the sun instead of inside. Sigh what wasted sunshine.

Ahh The Host let me know how you find it when you read it. And I'm looking forward to Breaking Dawn!! The movie trailer is a teaser I think so there should be a full blown theatrical one soonish.

And well done on the award =) Hope your well xox

Susan Tuttle said...

Me oh my - what gorgeous jewelry!! Soooo lovely!!!

I so appreciated your comment on my blog.

Susan
xo

Nerissa said...

I LOVE the dragonflies! BEAUTIFUL! Your garden pics are lovely as well :)

Nerissa

Alison Gibbs said...

Congratulations on your award. Oh what beautiful jewellery
Alison

Silver Bell Cottage said...

I loved the original version of "Rebecca" as it was integral to the novel. Have a lovely weekend.
Alexandra

AscenderRisesAbove said...

it is lovely the way you photographed these; a selling point in themselves

ascenderrisesabove.com/wordpress

Sandra Evertson said...

These are so Beautiful and Elegant!
Sandra Evertson

BabyLyons said...

Can't wait to see how well those sell, they're gorgeous!

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello,

I absolutely love these garden poetry pieces! Just beautiful!

Warm regards,

Gabriela Delworth

Monica Yvette said...

Beautiful presentation and delightful design! I'm selling my stuff at a Saturday market next week. My first one! Eeek! BTW, I enjoyed seeing how you set up your booth:)
Monica

rochambeau said...

Beautiful new necklaces, fit for a Queen!

Xo
C

nuvonova said...

I'll have the cherry blossom tree if you please!!

Oh you are really a real life Mother Nature!

Heather said...

She was right! Congratulations on such a nice award!

KV said...

Ah, dragonflies are one of my favorite designs and your necklaces are absolutely gorgeous!


Kathy V in NM