Ahhhh, Winter....cold, wet, snow, skiing, hot chocolate, warm fires, cozy time inside.....
I live in Florida, and while I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, seeing snow and sitting in front of an open fire, I don't like being COLD!
This is winter in Florida......
But...I didn't make my design based on the sand, though I think I might go back and do one as an idea has emerged.....anyway, for the Winter blog hop that Sally of Studio Sublime created, I offer my winter necklace. One think I always seem to notice in a lot of commercial snow pics of the North, are the RED cardinals....so I felt that a Cardinal would be the focal of my necklace. I have added crystal beads and silver metal snowflakes, and little iridescent white beads to capture the feeling of snow, and ice. The wonderful little red cardinal was HANDMADE by Leanne Pendleton @Got Crow Creations
It is the cutest little thing. And she has many other animals and such too so check her out!
I took the pictures on some of my beachy
scrap-booking paper...yes I scrapbook too.....
I centered the cardinal on a silver filigree
pendant, wired and glued him in....then I
beaded around him with green,and brown
beads to give the illusion of a "tree".
This necklace evolved as I made it....the only
thing that stayed the same was the cardinal...
Any way... to all my Northern friends....
"Wish you could be here..."
Now for more wonderful Winter Jewelry,
hop on over to Sally's page to see her Winter
Offering and the list of the other participants,
**So Sally....what about a SUMMER