Creativity abounds

Spring is finally creeping into the Midwest. All the snow has melted and some flowers are beginning to emerge.

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I cleared my workspace one evening, cleaned my tools and got creative.

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The sunshine and longer days drew me into the studio several times and I’ve enjoyed shaping and embellishing the wire into my vision.

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This wasn’t always successful, as an attempt at triple hearts just didn’t pan out, and a single heart became the final piece.

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Since coiled wire takes some wrangling, I goofed around a bit too. Maybe tiaras will be a future line…

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I matched an earcuff from the Renaissance Faire with my swirly pearls.

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Bangles have been popular lately so I created a few of those.

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There is something soothing about stringing beads. This one is a chakra bangle.

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They’re fun to put on.

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One birthstone bangle was sold, one is at Aurora Rose Boutique, and the third is for me to wear out for now.

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Ayla’s Bead Bazaar inspired me to incorporate Amazonite into a bracelet and collar set. Amazonite turns out to be a lovely, healing and positive stone.

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It went straight to a trunk show I will post about next week.

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I’m also feeling a love of springy colors.

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What’s your favorite piece?

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