One day, when I was about four or five, I asked my grandmother if "purple went with yellow". I don't remember exactly what brought to this question, but I clearly remember what grandmother said: "Go outside, child, look at the pansies under the old pear tree and you'll know."
There's no yellow on this pansy, but it still reminds me of my dear grandmother, just like each and every one I see.
Two rings, the same simple design, the same cream silk dupioni base, the same shiny silver setting. Except, the one in the first picture was embroidered with hand dyed red-burgundy silk ribbon, the second one with "plain" red (not that silk ribbon could ever be plain).
They both turned out really pretty, if I may say so myself, but doesn't that hand dyed ribbon make a whole lot of difference?!
Round ones, in bronze settings, made during the weekend.
I love how these pictures turned out! Photographing silk is challenging enough as it is (for me, at least) and this is the first set of pictures I am happy with ever since I started making pendants.
Note to self: as soon as there will be 25 hours in a day, spend an hour every day learning (more) new things, photography is at the top of the list.
... at the working table, to be more exact...
There is so much reading and mail to catch up with after almost a month long absence. I will do that one step at a time, but until then, let me show you that I haven't been completely "inactive" during these weeks :o)
The giveaway winners should receive their prizes any minute now! Karen, the winner of the custom made pendant, expressed her desire for a Tiffany blue - pink - cream pendant, to wear on a very special occasion, her son's wedding. Here's what I created for her:
I loved this color combination, so I used it again:
Then I tried something different, in ways of color, anyway:
And, finally, yesterday I completed a phone pouch I had started quite some time ago:
All items, except Karen's pendant, can be found in the shop :)
Special thanks for all your patience and kind inquiries!