Winter

It's happened again! Winter! It always does! Every year! And just when I think that I'd rather not live through another one, it gets so breathtakingly beautiful!

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This is what I woke up to just a week ago! The back garden where I spent so much time planting and weeding and then, without me having to move a finger, it turned into this wonderful winter wonderland! Even though I still think that my soul belongs where the sun shines more often, I so enjoy the beautiful white surroundings on a day like this. Unfortunately it did not last long, but we still have the photos to re-live the moments.




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Being who I am, constantly busy thinking about and designing jewelry, I decided to go through my photo library and pick out a few designs from the past which I think so perfectly fits in with the winter theme.




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These two pendants were made quite a few years ago, when setting stones was really difficult! And at a time when proper soldering was still an almost impossible task! The flattened wire curls of the design on the left, ended up melting here and there but I just refused to do it all over again.

The baroque design on the right took ages to complete and is still one of the pieces I’m proudest about. I still love the design, but would like to change the chain it hangs from to something less fragile, maybe incorporating fresh water pearl and garnet beads.





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These earrings are also from quite a few years ago. Bending and soldering the flattened wire for the design at the top, also took ages and today I ask myself how come I made things so difficult back then! But may be that is where I learnt to limit the use of wire soldering when ever possible!



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With these I experimented with silver granules for the first time and made it as a gift to a dear friend. They remind my of hours of hand-sanding and hand-polishing from times before I bought my first Dremel! (Which now desperately needs to be replaced!)


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And to end this blog, just a little something which is so typically dutch! The neighbour from across the street left her bicycle outside last friday night and it then also turned into something quite spectacular!






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