Sunday, 19 October 2008

This and that




I'm slowly getting things added to my Etsy store. It's a slow process, taking photos and trying to display your items to their best advantage. At top is a necklace that has a very old mother of pearl button as the main feature, I've hand wired it so that it can move freely.
The earrings were made last night from some lovely glass hearts I found in the back of a little gift shop/cafe, Patsy discovered last week. My hubby and I went there for lunch during the week, needless do say I didn't get much eating done, but lots of bead sorting.






I have a very old wheelbarrow, on our back deck, that I painted purple. I 'planted' all these old rusty pieces, including a bike chain into it then added lots of succulents, due to our water shortage. I'm not sure if it's the rust, or lack of water, but they've grown a treat, almost hiding the rusty 'sculptures'.






I'm thinking of teaching some workshops from home either later this year or early next and this is the room where the classes will be held. We often sit and have breakfast or a cuppa in the glass nook as it protects us from the elements in summer and winter. I'll be posting the class details when dates have been set. The first one will probably be a brooch making class in late November.

22 comments:

spiralsun65 said...

I'd be your first customer if I lived closer! Your blog is as beautiful as ever. :-)

Maria said...

I LOVE brooches! What a wonderful home you have Ro! Love the glass nook & the lime green succulents! Hmmm . . . love turquoise, may have to get one of those earrings!
Have a great week,'
cheers
Maria

Sharon said...

How exciting. I think it would be so convenient to teach in my studio. And I could handle a small group but who would come to the little berg.
Love your rust garden. I hope you share more garden photos as your spring blooms.

Steph said...

Gorgeous necklace and earrings!

The Blue Plum Shop said...

Ohhhhhh! Love those earrings!!!

Sam Marshall said...

Your home is so beautiful, Ro.I would love to be your student, if I could.
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Jo Wholohan said...

oh Ro, beautiful jewelry and a beautiful home :))

Miriam said...

beautiful earrings, i would love to have take one of your classes :)

Jo said...

Ro...Gorgeous jewellery once again.
I like the idea of a workshop!!!:)
Beautiful garden images Ro...love the contrast of the bright green succulents and the rusty bits!!! Your home looks so warm & inviting...the glass nook looks like the place to be!

Healing Expressions said...

I think there is nothing more inviting than opening your home for a workshop! It is just beautiful!! Your photos are always a visual feast!
Take Good Care
Lani

Marilyn Rock said...

If I only lived closer :) I'd be in that cozy room taking one of your workshops in a heart beat! Beautiful pictures here and your Etsy offerings are fabulous! Best to you..........Marilyn

Leslie said...

Nice jewelry pieces, Ro. How fun it would be to take a workshop from you sitting in that beautiful room!

I love the rust and the succulents, too!

sharon young said...

What a beautiful setting to have your workshops, as usual I shall watch your progress with envy as I languish here in the UK.
Lovely planting, what a great idea.
Your new jewellery looks beautiful.

Robyn said...

Great idea combining the rusty bits with plants. I have an old Singer sewing machine in my garden. You have a lovely home Ro.

Jacky said...

Ro I love your "rusty succulents" wheel barrow...looks fantastic.

So excited to hear you may be teaching some classes from your studio at home. I love your little glass nook, looks very warm and inviting.

Gorgeous jewellery for your etsy shop Ro. You do a great job with the photography.

Joy Logan said...

GOD I love when art gets in the way of eating!!! Loved your exhibition muchly also. Wish I was exotic enough to feel comfortble wearing jewelry,yours would be worn. Strange veggies growing or good ones? I can't tell what they are,but I've been known to let nice weeds pass by me.

Cre8Tiva said...

i have missed you...as always i love the blues you use...would love to take a class someday...hugs, rebecca

Rima said...

Hello Ro, thanks so much for visiting me and glad you liked what you found there :)
A wonderful creative place you have here and I shall be back!
All bests from cold Scotland
Rima

Jen Crossley said...

Your home looks so inviting Ro,I so love your jewerly
Good luck with your classes
Jen :}

Dot said...

I would love to do a class in your beautiful home. Looks like it would be full of color and light. And those green succulents are gorgeous too.

Cory said...

I fell in love with your home studio and your jewelry..Can I come and live with you ??? I would be happy to do some workshops in exchange...

Chris said...

Is that wheelbarrow stowaway amazing, or what? LOVE it. And I'd love to learn in such an environment as your nook. I'll be there in 17 hours.