Summer's ending and spider web season is beginning. I love seeing all of the different kinds of webs. The ones in this photo remind me of flying saucers. They float on the branches of our pine trees.
One of my favorite vintage beads are spider web beads. They are glass beads, referred to as Cherry Brand beads, and were made by hand in Japan between 1945-1952. I have a large collection of them and enjoy using them in my designs. I love their organic look.
September 7, 2019 11:52
The summer garden is slowly coming to an end. We're still getting plenty of peppers and eggplants and dried shelling beans. The fall garden is planted and growing with the help of sprinklers. It's been dry here lately. You'd never know it by looking at the flowering vines that grow up the trellises that surround the main garden. They make a beautiful wall that is loved by bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. And me. Now that's a wall that I can stand behind!
I am having a Labor Day Sale this weekend to mark the end of Summer. 15% off on everything in my shop. No coupon needed. The discounted price will show in the cart. The sales begins on Saturday, the 31st and ends on Monday night, the 2nd of September. September? Already!?!
Hope to see you there.
These acorn lockets come in three finishes and are new in my shop. What would you squirrel away in it?
Well our pumpkins turned orange. It's a sure sign that Fall is just around the corner. I am looking forward to the changing of the seasons especially since Autumn is my favorite one.
I'm working on a lot of new designs full of Fall colors. I can't wait to start listing them in the shop. You'll be able to find them here, in my latest collection:
Autumn's Calling. Are you ready? I am!
A wishing stone is a stone that has a white line going completely around it. Legend has it that if you make a wish for yourself with the rock, it is said to come true, but if you make a with for someone else with it, their wish and all of yours are said to come true.
I'm always looking for more so check back often to see what's new to wish upon.
I can't believe that it's August already! Slow down summer. Slow down 2019. Our gardens are thriving with the mix of sun and rain that we've gotten. I've been spending most of my time picking and preserving our vegetables.
The tomatillos are beginning to come in. We love salsa verde and freeze as many tomatillos as we can harvest so that we can make salsa throughout the year. I love their vibrant color. They are the color of August's birthstone. Peridot is bright and fresh and juicy. Lucky are those that call that stone their birthstone. This arrow necklace is wire-wrapped with peridot colored wire and the chain is adorned with a trio of faceted peridot beads. It can be found in my 'arrow and bullet jewelry' collection in the shop.
Gardening and preserving food. I call it my summer job, but it is really a three season affair. I start the seeds in Spring and begin to plant and tend the gardens. This continues through Autumn until the first killing freeze, sometimes around October.
We are in peak tomato season right now. I'm harvesting probably three bushels a week. I freeze and can them, make tomato puree and paste with the Italian plum tomatoes and dry Roma tomatoes to pack in olive oil. We eat fresh tomatoes every day during this time. And when the ripe ones are gone, we eat them green. There is nothing better than fried green tomatoes!
Back to the tomatoes. They are probably cool enough to pack in freezer containers.
My Pinterest feed is suddenly filled with Autumn. Folks are looking at Fall jewelry in the shop. My pumpkins tell me that it is way too early to think of such things.
Take me to the beach or river and I'll always come home with a stone or ten. I have a collection of large fossil formations that I found in the woods and creeks here in Tennessee. I've carried them with me every time I moved.
I have a box of small stones that I use to make Cairn jewelry. Some I found. Some I've purchased. Some go into my 'private stash bowl' and stay there until I make something for myself. I love making Cairn necklaces and earrings. I love sending them out into the world. I have a collection in the shop where you can see what I have to offer. You can see them here: https://wearyourwild.com/collections/cairns
To celebrate the launch of my new website I am having an Independence Day Celebration. 20% off today, July 4th. The discount will show in the shopping cart. I am so happy to have my new site and look forward to making it your go to place when you want to purchase Wear Your Wild jewelry.
Have a fun, safe 4th of July!
I thought that I'd introduce my sidekicks on this fine Caturday afternoon. Magnolia (aka Bigs) is facing the camera and Mae (Lil Mae) is the one on top. We adopted both cats from shelters. Magnolia was 1 1/2 years old and Mae was just a kitten. We've had them about 2 1/2 years. It's been a while since we had young cats. To say they are a handful (and entertaining) is an understatement.
Please note that these cats are allowed in the studio, however they are not allowed up on my desk or workbench. I'm telling you this because I know that some folks are allergic to cats and want to know if they are purchasing from a pet free home. Now you know.
Enjoy the last weekend of June,
Katie, Magnolia and Mae