My garden is awild (I know that's not a word-but it should be) with flowers leaping over one another to get their share of the glory (and the sun). I love this time of year where the bounty of nature is so full. In the spring when things are sparse you can appreciate the single bud popping out here or there. But now it's all shouting from the roof tops. Going to the local farmers market is so fun-seeing all the colors, shapes and varieties of fruits and vegetables. I just had to treat myself to this bouquet.
I sat down to make a whimsical necklace and apparently my love of this time of year just couldn't help itself! I pulled out this sweet angel with his watering can and cut off the pin back. I cut some charms out of a tin decorated with cherries & grapes, and added some beaded drops. It was looking good but it didn't feel quite finished yet. In my stash I found two art glass lady bugs and a pin of green flowers for the finishing touches. I think it's interesting how the more I make art, the more I find that if I listen (and don't try to force any preconceived ideas onto it) I can sense when it is finished. Much like a cook just tosses in spices without measuring-you just know what feels right. This is another example of the kind of jewelry I'm teaching at Artfest.