Monday, July 27, 2009

Syrian glass find

A little while ago I happened across this gorgeous homewares store in a small country town. As I walked slowly through this haven full of delicious and soothing scents and wondrous homewares,I happened to come across a glass bowl filled with these chunky,clear glass tubes handmade in Syria.

I stood mesmerized! I knew I had to buy them as images of unique chunky beaded necklaces flashed through my mind.

I snapped them up quickly along with a handmade glass bird pendant which I still have to incorporate into a beautiful choker.

The glass tubes were made into this:The necklace feels so good on. It's chunky,comfortable to wear and a beautiful piece of jewellery I think. I wonder who will buy it from my etsy store???

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Random images of beauty.....

Whilst on a lovely four day break in peaceful Launceston(Tasmania),particularly the Tamar Valley, I captured these images of Nature in all its glory.....

Cataract Gorge was stunning as per usual.....

My favourite flower,whatever the season, the hydrangea. Glorious!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Getting my hands dirty!

Sometimes,there's just no escaping the call of Nature....Yes it's very cold here but the sun does shine and as long as the rain holds off I'm out of here and into my vegie patch!

I'm very pleased with my winter brassicas so far and my beautiful orange tree. I'm proud to say my broccoli, caulis, cabbage, sprouts,silverbeet,lettuce and potatoes are all thriving. I have taken the plunge and planted out my little carrot seedlings, kale and leeks, but they look so fragile and lost in the good earth! I hope they thrive like their bigger cousins have.....

And of course, just to whet the appetite jewellery wise, look at these little pretties....vintage lampwork beads with jet swarovski jewelled sprouts but the non edible variety!!