I've always loved Spring. The feeling that everything is made new and fresh gives me hope and excitement for whatever is to come.
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I always knew that Spring was coming when I saw the first crocus poking its green leaves up out of the (sometimes still snowy) ground, and the first robin redbreast sitting in our crabapple tree. As the days got warmer, I knew I would see waxy yellow buttercups and lavender purple bells along with brightly colored tulips, daffodils and delicately scented apple blossoms.
Along with the first signs of Spring inevitably came cleansing rains and, many years, another dusting of snow before the season was officially in swing.
The colors and design in the Blossoms and Bird Stoneware Pendant were the inspiration for this necklace, that consists of three strands from which the pendant hangs from a handmade sterling silver bail.
The first strand is made from matte red 6/0 seed beads that echo the gorgeous red color from the robin's breast.
The second strand is made from crystal 3mm Faceted Bicone Crystal beads representing the inevitability of that last dusting of snow sometime in late March, sprinkled with delicately shaded turquoise fluorite saucers representing the cleansing rain during the month of April.
The third strand is made from beautiful Amazonite roundels wire-wrapped with sterling silver wire, Metallite 6mm Antique Silver Oval Links, and tiny Czech bell flowers.
If you are interested in owning a piece of Pacific Northwest Spring, I will be listing this necklace in my Etsy shop within the next day or so.
I have another spring-themed necklace in the works, so check back soon!
Necessary Legal Stuff: I have received the following products free of charge from Artbeads and I am honestly reviewing them. I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received: Stoneware Rectangle Pendant - Blossoms and Bird, 10mm Red w/ Light Picasso Lentil, Metallite 6mm Antique Silver Oval Link, and Metallite 13x7mm Antique Silver Floral Oval Rectangle Bead.