Friday, February 18, 2011

Aubergine and Lace...

I have always loved the word aubergine. It just sounds so regal. And regal is just what purple has always represented. My mother's favorite color was purple. I never really cared much for it one way or another. However as I "mature" I find I am drawn more and more to the colors of purple and it's many hues. I created this necklace from beads I had picked up in Rome Italy and several other much more local places.
I am realizing that I like working with the asymmetrical rather than the completely balanced matching ways of style. I did make matching pierced earrings using the amethyst beads. Actually amethyst is the gemstone for February so this is quite fitting.
I might list this set in my etsy shop. I have spent several hours recently lowering my prices in my etsy shop so as to allow everyone the opportunity to acquire their favorite pieces. Please do take a look just in case you find a gift for yourself or for someone dear to you.
We are having lots of snow here in Northern California. Awoke to a good sized oak tree crashed down over the driveway. Mr. C and I spent the day outside shoveling, brooming, clearing, chain-sawing and hauling debris off the driveway just so we can get out if need be. However it is snowing as fast as we can shovel. Time for warm tea and homebaked peanut butter cookies.
May you enjoy your weekend and make something wonderful.
Happy creating...

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful! You make very lovely jewelry.
    I am sorry to hear about the tree. You two must be bushed after all that work! I think you deserve two cups of tea!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  2. that necklace is an absolute BEAuTY. I love the "word" too. Stunning creation. Hugs, M

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  3. This is a really lovely necklace! I like the word aubergine, too - it trips so nicely off the tongue. Sorry to hear about the tree - hope you were able to relax afterwards with that tea and cookies! Theresa

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  4. I like asymmetrical and aubergine. Your work is so lovely. My daughters are Feb. babies. Was the tree old?

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  5. I've always been drawn to purple, but I'm a purple snob kinda. there are certain tones that I prefer. This necklace is just beautiful. I also like asymmetrical designs.

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  6. Hi Sherry,

    Love aubergines,too- color-and tast...
    and your necklace is a beautifull piece- the pearls, are so lovely.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  7. I am currently in SF right now. We are getting lots and lots of rain. I have been hearing from my mountain ladies about all the snow up there. Pretty but it can create problems. Sorry about the tree over your drive-way. You do deserve tea and a cookie.
    Smiles to you and enjoy your weekend.

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  8. Love the necklace, I have never seen one with lace. I heard you were having crazy weather, it seems like everyone is!!

    Carol

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  9. This is a beautiful piece and love the purple!

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  10. Hi Sherry! This piece is just gorgeous! I love your combo of beads and lace...it's so interesting to look at...We haven't had any good snow for a couple of weeks now. I hope we get some more...Um, homemade cookies and tea sounds good to me! Stay warm and cozy and have fun creating, when you're not shoveling!!! xo Paulette

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  11. Sorry about the tree falling in your driveway! Yikes! Glad you and yours are ok except lots of work due to the snow.

    I, too, love the word aubergine and I loved how you expressed it with your gorgeous necklace!

    Stay safe and warm! xxoo

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  12. Love your beautiful creation. The lace combined with the beeds are gorgeous.

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  13. Rich, Regal and Gorgeous, How truly beautiful your necklace and earring are! Well done
    Hugs Lynn

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  14. It's BEAUTIFUL. The colors are so so soft and just gorgeous.

    Have a sweet Sunday, dear one xxxx

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  15. Your necklace is just beautiful. I have always liked lighter shades of purple but like darker shades more as the years go by. I seem to have quite a few pieces of purple clothing. We had to take a tree out of our front yard that we thought might fall in a storm, it would have hit our neighbors house so we went ahead and had it taken out. I do miss the old tree. Stay warm!

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  16. This necklace is just beautiful. I like that it is not symmetrical. Terrible news about the tree and all the clean up. Glad no one was hurt

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  17. I agree, there is something about the word aubergine.... Lovely piece.

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