Terrarium jewellery

Terrariums are hot right now. They can sit on a desk, ledge or windowsill and bring a little green into a small space. They are also hot as a personal accessory.  When I was in France at La Cascade in Durfort this past Fall, I gathered some local stone and moss from the cascade (waterfall) outside my bedroom window and from the copper workers’ gutter that runs down the middle of the street in front of the house.  Yes I waded out to the boulders there to pluck some moss.  I found a tiny chunk of driftwood in the stream, …

InspirationFX: Dawn in the Misty Garden

Dawn in the Misty Garden   by: Lee Metsalo  Walking through the garden early one morning, I watched the swirling mist that had not yet burned off with the rising sun.  Rays of gold shone through.  Here and there, the flowers and leaves of early spring were showing themselves, then hiding again in the mist.  And this bracelet was born. This is a basic stringing project using crimps, wire guardians and crimp covers.  I used medium gauge Softflex because that is what was handy, but some of the 2mm rounds were arguing a little about being strung, maybe fine gauge …