It’s starting to look like ( a very wet ) Spring! We have had at least seven more inches of rain than is the norm for Ohio.
This magnolia is outside the office.
Speaking of magnolias, I tried to go to Secrest Arboretum last week, which usually has some amazing magnolias and azaleas. And there I discovered that it had been destroyed, last September, by a tornado. It was strange to discover everything gone, bulldozed, in preparation for new plantings.
But things are on the way to being restored. I wonder what it will look like in another decade, when things are re-established?
I both miss it, and look forward to the future.
I was itching to do some bead stringing, instead of clay, but my stockpile of beads just makes me dizzy, so I took only a limited number of beads with me. This turns out to be a good plan, for me, and it forced me to find ways to use the things I took with me.
So the moral to this story is: Sometimes you have to make a box, in order to think outside of it!
I didn’t finish clasps on all of these necklaces yet. They will all be up for sale on etsy or artfire once I do, but if you really want to own one, feel free to drop a note to glimmer at glimmerville right now.
This one I had to make, because this week I bought these fluorite and silver-plated beads intentionally to make a necklace out of them. And in order to justify buying “yet more beads” I figured I had better use them immediately. The necklace turned out well (meaning, like it looked in my head).
This next one is “Spring” colored, and I’m pleased because it uses up some paired-but-random spring bead mixes I had set aside for I’m not sure exactly what.
This third necklace is a departure for me, since it’s asymmetrical. I’m pleased with the way it turned out.
Finally I’ve been working on this little whimsy, by covering it with flowers.