Saturday, October 10, 2009

New Work and First Frost







So stealthy. The first frost settled in here last night and anything tender will soon turn to mush as the freeze was quite hard. Hardy plants will survive, at least a little longer, but no illusions of summer remain.

I've been making long, long necklaces. Wonderful collections of natural, earthy stones strung on fine knotted leather that close with toggles. Long strands that can be worn long, doubled, tripled; that can be used as a kind of cluster or spaced out in staggered lengths. Perfect to layer over a turtleneck sweater. Coordinated colors with unexpected surprises here and there. Agates, jasper, quartz, garnets, obsidian, marble, tourmaline, and little bits of Czech glass. The patterns of the earth, the colors of the season, the textures of nature.

13 comments:

Lotus Flower Herbals said...

lovely. and I really like your blog too, great photos!!

CraftAddict said...

The necklaces are just fabulous! I can totally see wearing them over a turtleneck.

The pics of the frost are just unreal. Is that where you live? It is just breathtaking.

Stay warm!

Renee :)

Kia said...

The necklaces are great!

I was wondering the same as CraftAddict: Is that where you live? It's beautiful. It reminds me of the illustrations in story books.

WillOaks Studio said...

Thanks for your remarks! About the "views" I included to show the first frost, yes, these are some views of WillOaks Farm, specifically, the road back into the WillOaks Campground! Thanks for asking!

PJ said...

wow! those necklaces are gorgeous! i love the colors, but the second one is my favorite of the 2. i have envied you from afar for living in such a beautiful place. it is very good that you helped stop that gravel pit or whatever it was that was trying to come there. have a wonderful day my friend...hugz!

askcherlock said...

What a perfect blend of autumn colors and gorgeous jewelry. I especially love the first necklace. But the photo of the country road is also breath-taking. Your life is truly one lived in beauty.

BeadedTail said...

The necklaces are beautiful! Your photos of the frost are lovely but very chilly looking!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I'm not big on jewelry, but the beads are beautiful.

ArtSnark said...

beautiful :D

Theresa said...

Love the colors you used on both necklaces. I love the idea of necklaces that can be worn in many ways.

Sandee said...

I love the necklace. Awesome.

What a view you have as well. I would love to have that kind of view. Beautiful.

Have a terrific day. :)

Ann said...

Those pictures of the road and all the frost are just gorgeous. I hate to see that kind of weather coming but I must admit it is pretty.

Dorothy L said...

I love that road. It is almost like what movies are made of. It prompts themes of romance, dreams, and eternity all in one.

It is so inspiring !

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