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Friday, September 30, 2011

Asters and Monarchs

I have an aster in my front garden that was swarming with monarch butterflies this week. Unfortunately, the monarchs didn't like me around and took flight each time I got too close with the camera but I was able to capture a few. The greens, violets and orange inspired a cuff bracelet I completed yesterday.

A few other items that will go up in the shop today are below. Moving along through fall...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Autumn Burgundys and Reds...

Dropped some earrings in the shop yesterday...

And finished this custom order ring using more of my Bali Star Fossil Coral supply... I have another Fossil coral ring in the works--hope to post it next week...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Packaging

For much of my jewelry I present in my taffeta jewelry pouches (a new batch is on the way soon--can't wait!) but for the more delicate or elaborate pieces I enclose them in a box. This is the first time I've had the boxes stamped with my logo. Above are the simple gray suede boxes with "Fuss Jewelry" in gold foil. I love them!
And on a completely unrelated note, I found this big, puffy seed head floating around the yard yesterday. I have no idea what plant or tree it is from--it measured about 2 inches in diameter and caught the wind so easily and floated away as soon as I let go.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

September, September...

It's here... and I'm psyched! We lucked out here during Irene, lost power for seemingly endless days, but there was barely a branch down on our property. Reports are there were trees down on every road in town however...

While I am working on new items for the online shops, I am super excited about a new store to carry my work--Ziabird! I'm gathering a nice batch of goodies to send to this gorgeous boutique in North Carolina and hope to have my work for sale there by the end of September. Hurray! I'll post pics of any new work that I send their way.

Meanwhile, my garden is looking a bit sad at this point. The hurricane really beat down a number of ornamental grasses and my sedum (gasp!). The sedum are about to bloom their gorgeous pink and a few of the dozen plants never really got a chance. Here are pictures I took the last week of August.

This is a shot of the dozen or so sedum I planted nearly 10 years ago.

 Most of the buds were still green and closed a few weeks ago, but a few were starting to pink up.

And this is a glimpse through one of the grasses.

And now a few new pieces in the shop...
Ruby Flower with Keshi Cascades

Flowering Turquoise Vines

Gemstone Clusters on Silver Vine Earwires