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Well the big spring sales are behind me and I am busy making new things.  I will also be selling work at a beautiful and relatively new salon in Edina called BESPOKE Hair Artisans.  Check them out, great stylists and spa treatments in a beautiful environment and free parking to boot!  Other than new earrings and working to pay the man (or is that men?) there is gardening to be done and sunshine to be enjoyed! Hope you are doing some enjoying yourselves…

Red Thread Tassel Earrings

Resin and brass Chain Earrings

Metal leaves and Faceted Quartz Earrings


Well, since my last post rejoicing the arrival of Spring, it has come and gone.  That should be no surprise after 25 years in Minnesota but let’s just say I am a slow learner.  Anyhow, this week was the birthday of a dear friend who is an amazing botanical (and nature in general) illustrator; the blossoming of a beautiful walking iris given to me by a master gardening friend; and I am photographing all the flower/nature inspired earrings and jewelry I have been making then uploading to my Flickr photos.  So, though the weather has not been co-operating so much, I am celebrating Spring in the hopes that it returns soon; like hopefully the day after the 5 inches of snow we are being threatened with!  At any rate, hippity-hop and Happy Easter, Passover or Spring to you all.

Walking Iris, Thank you Susan!

Vintage Glass & Brass Vine Earrings

In our front lawnFront berm gardenFront berm














Well, what can I say after all the grousing I have done this winter?  Bring it ON!

Flowering tree in Mississippi

Last year around this time we were road tripping our way back from the Florida panhandle.  We stopped in some little town and found some great books in a used store and just outside was this amazing tree.  I still have no idea what it was, none of the locals we asked knew…which always amazes me.  We take so much for granted, and I am certainly guilty.   Anyhow, with the threat of spring in the air, knowing full well that it could get worse again before it’s really here to stay (at least up here on the prairie) I am looking for the robin’s and wishing you all a beautiful, flowering, green season and hoping all of us remember to stop and notice the  beauty.  Happy Spring!

While the weather outside is still quite cold, I am trying to bring on Spring!  I have been making bracelets etc… and I am finding myself drawn to wood.  I love it, it is the original neutral after all.  To compliment the wood I have mixed in little glass trade beads, they give a lot of bang for your buck, color-wise.   Can’t you picture an arm full of these bracelets with a summer skirt and T-shirt?  Bring it on…

Memory Wire bangle

stretchy bracelet












Stretchy bracelet

Stretchy bracelet

Ink and colored pencil

Had the opportunity to meet and work with a great group of people last week which was intense and fun and now I am cleaning and sorting in order to clear my mind.  In the process I found a bunch of old drawings and thought I’d post this one of some spring peas.

All this organizing has me contemplating a clearance sale of all the stuff I have that I am not using, jewelry I made a while back etc…  I’ll let you know if and when!

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June 2023