Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Macros: Spring Flowers and Coordinating Components!

Well, it's Sunday again, and Sunday in Spring means I practice macrophotography!  I thought I'd give you a mixture of nature beginning to bloom in my area and some new components about to bloom in my store!  :-)  It's all about Spring!  

Tulips in many colors:

This is our first tulip this year!  It's very tiny and something has munched on it a bit!    I'm nearly positive this came from a large bag of bulbs I found sprouting in the garage one warm winter day!  I missed getting them out in the Fall, 
but thought there might be one more cool spell after the nice warm weather we were having when I planted them. 
The weather was warm and the ground soft for a change.  
They were easy to plant.  Little did I know that "cool spell" would include three heavy snowfalls  that would give the bulbs plenty of time to go dormant!  

I sold a single purple tulip and a pretty pair of pink altered bass tulips last week.   The pairs make nice earrings.   The singles make a lovely necklace or an oversized charm for a bracelet!  I still have one more pink tulip in the store ready to be shipped.  I also have 2 raw brass pieces that haven't been patinated yet.   If you are interested, talk to me about what color you would like, and I'll see if I can whip it up!  :-)   (I can do most colors except a true red.)

Bits of yellow:

Our forsythia bush has finally decided to bloom... a little.

But down the street a block is a house with rows of them dripping with yellow blooms.  A week ago, I went for a walk, and it was about to rain.  I took this semi-spooky photo of their bushes!

This is one example of a new line of handmade embossed copper jewelry components I've been working on.  There are a wide variety of rich color combinations, many including bits of yellow and gold, silver and aqua, purple and turquoise.  They also come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs!   I hope you like them.  I'm expecting them to start appearing in the store sometime this week!   I'll announce on Facebook (and here too if I get the chance!)

Pink is Always Pretty:

Saw this tree from across the street where I was walking this week.  Well, let's say I could tell it was a tree, and it had pink blossoms.

Gotta love a lens that gives you a close-up view!

While we're "talking pink," here's a peak at some jewelry I made that will be included in a silent auction fundraiser later this week!

Watch for the Coupon!

I love color, in nature and jewelry, so I could go on and on, but I'll stop for now!   I do want to take just a moment though  to encourage you to join the Creative Bead Chat (CBC) group on Facebook and the Artisan Whimsy Group.   If you are not sure how to do that, I'll provide more info and instructions next time.   I have a special coupon in Bead Chat Magazine, page 23 that will be running for the next 3 months on AW, and I'd like to make sure you can take advantage of it if you make a purchase.   So more details on that next time!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please let me know if you have questions.    Enjoy the rest of you weekend!  




Carole M. said...

Hi Sharyl..I'm especially loving the forsythia photos!

Sharyl said...

Hi, Carole! They are one of the very first things to bloom in our area when Spring comes, so we are always happy to see them! I would love to get a shot of the neighbor's row of them now that they are in full-bloom! They are a couple blocks from my house and I generally forget to take my camera when I take my walks. (I'm not as well trained as you yet to take my camera everywhere!) :-)

Think it's turning Fall where you are now. What's blooming where you are? Is this the season for wattle or am I confused? Thanks for commenting! ~Sharyl

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