Sunday, January 31, 2010

Colores de la Primavera

Colores de la Primavera: the colors of spring - how we love the joyfulness of these!  If you are recycling old clothes this spring, think of adding brightly colored accessories to cheer your look.  Two colors that are on the vanguard for spring are turquoise blue and of course, bright green.  I love the numinous quality of light through waxy new leaves.  Today I am featuring new earrings with this color quality in stone and glass.

Spring is coming, yes, she is!  And you have my permission (as if you needed it) to prepare for her with great gusto. What will you do to color your life?

Don't be afraid to splash color around yourself: accessories, flowers, even your walls.  It can be as simple as tucking a sprig of hyacinth into your buttonhole, or as dramatic as painting a whole wall your favorite color (paint is relatively cheap). Color has the ability to renew the spirit.  And what better time to renew than spring?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Something Small with Great Love

This locket hides a mini-shrine and a quote from Mother Teresa:

"We can do no great things,
only small things with great love."

My intention was to create something handsome, that could be worn anywhere, but would hold the secret close to one's heart, ready to be opened in times when extra encouragement or prayer is needed.

The locket closes securely with a magnet and will not pop open.  The beaded rosary chain is sturdy and attractive.  The little sequins are vintage 1940's and the tiny Guadalupe portrait is cut from a photo.

If these mini shrines are popular I will gather lockets to make more.  Let me know if there is a particular quote or image that inspires you.