Sunday, February 26, 2012

i heart macro: blooms, glass, and color

<If you are doing the bloghop & looking my entries in the "7000 Bracelets for Hope" project, please click here.>

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"i heart macro"

I've been "missing" for a couple of weeks--missing getting my posts out and missing being a part of "i heart macro!"    I tried to visit as many of the sites as I could each Sunday, just wasn't able to pull my own together.   Well, this week I'm back with a conglomeration of photo subjects--but each has something to do with blooms, glass, or color...    

A left-over flower from Valentine's Day.  
These don't really require water, 
they just dry as they are and keep the same colors.   
I love these!

#14:   Glass and Color 

I was remarking the other day, 
many people begin making jewelry 
by making memory-wire bracelets.
I've been making jewelry for years, 
and just made my first bracelet with memory wire!  
This is it!
I selected these class beads out 
of a huge jar of  misfits at a bead shop.   
Seldom was it possible to find 2 alike, 
but it didn't matter for this project!  
 I just went for the colors and glass I liked best!

I know I've said it many times before,  
I love colored glass.  
 I have collections of blue glass 
as well as glass bottles in a variety of colors.   
I enjoy setting them out 
where the sun will shine through them 
or reflect light from them.
It's so peaceful.

A light "sea glass" color bottle 
in front of a rounded green glass flower vase.

A textured glass vinaigrette bottle is used as a vase.

That's it for me this week!   Please visit the other great closeups at:

Have a great week!

Sharyl's Jewelry   (All bracelets on sale this week!)

P.S.  This isn't really a macro shot, 
and I don't participate in the shadow photography group, 
but always enjoyed seeing them on T.'s blog.  
So saw this out my front window and thought I'd snap it.


Jenni said...

That's a great glass collection, Sharyl. Love your multi colored bracelet and the green glass are talking to another glass lover, here! Thanks for stopping by just recently to my blog. Good to see you back.

T... said...

wonderful shots the glass shot...and your shadow post made me should do more :)...thank you for sharing and visiting my blog have a great week.

3Pearls said...

Nice photos Sharyl! And I love the bracelet :)

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Nice photos! I like colored glass, too. I have a dark blue (colbalt blue)? dish with deep scalloped edges that was my grandmothers. It looks like a candy dish. I put colored stones in it.

CraftyHope said...

All the glass shots are really great. I love the light and dark green ones especially. . .which is weird because I personally have a cobalt blue collection myself. Anyway, nicely done.

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

I, too, have an affinity for colored glass. It can be handmde or mass produced...I still love the reflections made when the sunlight filters through! Nice shots!

photo by ansku said...

These are lovely shots... I especially love the memory wire bracelet, it's truly beautiful!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards and best wishes