I don’t know about you, but floral jewelery always reminds me of spring!
In this part of the country, at this time of the year, we exist somewhere between winter and spring. One day spring, and the next, thrust rudely back into winter! Will it be rain, snow, or freezing rain? Granted, the temperature is more moderate, and some days it’s even warm enough to run errands, in a light jacket! Spring is coming, you can feel it in the air, and the birds are even tweeting about it!
Call me sentimental, but I love floral jewelery! If you ask me if I own some, the answer would be yes! If you ask me if I wear it very often, the answer would be no! I’m not really sure why, but perhaps it’s because of the casual way that I dress these days. After the corporate job self-destructed, my dresses, suits, and silk shirts, seemed to go the way of the dodo bird! Is that something to be proud of? Probably not, but I’m certainly not ashamed of living a casual existence. However, there must be a way for me to revive those feminine pieces of jewelery!
What’s wrong with wearing floral jewelery with jeans, and a t-shirt? Doesn’t a walk in the park, or even a stroll on the beach, deserve something special? What if I promise not to overdo it? Then would it be okay? Perhaps if I make something new and exciting? What if I made a bracelet, with a great big flower? Would that make me feel closer to spring?
Will florals help to keep us far from the depths of darkness, during this changeling season? It definitely won’t cure anything, but my belief is that it will certainly help (along with an extra dose of sunshine)! I promise to do my part by starting a new intuitive bead embroidery piece, that’s small, floral, and precious! A brooch, or button perhaps, to pair with either my spring, or winter coat! Perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m betting that sunnier dispositions, will be bursting all over the place! Could I turn this into a BeadFX workshop? Possibly, but first I need to make a little something for myself! What if I dig way down, and channel my hippie self? Now that could be fun!!! A hippie flavoured brooch, would look great on a denim jacket!
Did I ever tell you that dried flowers look nice in resin? I have a workshop for that! If you want to design your own bead embroidered piece, there’s yet another workshop, covering that technique! We even have floral beads for you to drool over! Imagine making either a resin, or bead embroidered piece, filled with flower beads? Wouldn’t that be spectacular? There are even bead woven, and loomed pieces, that share our floral theme!
Note: None of these images are of my work.? I simply grabbed them from Bing Images, and included the originating site (if I could find it), in the photo file name.
Won’t you join me by resurrecting some of your favourite floral jewelery pieces? Return them to the light, by pairing them with just about everything! Show them, post them, be proud of them, while celebrating the return of spring!