As if Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime did not have enough on her plate with the 52 Week Focus on Life Challenge, she came up with yet another one... "Inspired by Winter". Sally instructed us to create a piece of jewelry that reflects the beautiful shimmer of newly fallen snow ; the muted colors of nature as it awaits Spring; the yummy browns of hot cocoa, the deep greens of the evergreens, or the bright red berries from the holly bushes.
I love Winter - it is my favorite of all the seasons. I was born in Chicago and vividly remember The Chicago Blizzard of 1967 that literally shut down the City. Over 23 inches of snow fell in less than 24 hours on January 26th. To this day, it is the worst blizzard in Chicago history. COOL! My Mother remembers it too, though her memories of this week were not as fond as her 6 year-old child who did not have to go to school!
Just say the word Winter to me, and this is what my mind sees:
So far this season, Mother Nature has basically forgotten about me, as there has been but a smitten of snow in Northern Virginia...sigh. Oh well, still inspired, this is what I created:
|GORGEOUS beads by Sue Kennedy (SueBeads) aptly named "Winter White Sparkle Beads" adorn this bracelet wired in Silver.|
|I added some tiny Czech glass bead dangles|
|Had to make earrings to match!|
|Look at this absolutely stunning lampwork bead by GlassBeadArt!!! It just shimmers and shines and screams Winter!|
I had fun playing with these pictures in PicMonkey - I added my own frost, since Nature could not provide it for me!
Thank you, Sally, for hosting this Challenge! I at least got to visit Winter in my mind! Now, go visit all of the participants who have been Inspired by Winter!
Patti Vanderbloemen <--That's me!