The Ramblings of a Creative Soul

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A River Runs Through It

I am lucky to have a piece of paradise. Our farm has been in my husband's family since 1813. We are getting ready to celebrate its bicentennial. Winding through our farm is a river called Chagrin. Several years ago, my husband and sons made a sitting area for me along the river. The picture above shows my view. The worst of days are made better by just sitting down there.

It is not uncommon for me to go for a walk in the river. I love looking for the perfect skipping stones. To me, there is nothing like the feel of a stone that has been smoothed by water. There is almost a velvet quality to it.

The other day, I went for walk and came upon some stones that I thought would be perfect for some jewelry. What do you think?

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Thursday, June 6, 2013


I can't believe it is already June. My poor blog has been so neglected. Life has been too crazy of late and something had to give and alas, it was the blog. Now that things are calming down, hopefully I can give more attention to my little piece of the cyber world.

I have been dealing with health issues for my elderly inlaws, a leaky roof and septic problems. Oh the joys of living in a house built in 1820! Thank heavens for my jewelry. Banging on metal and playing with beads are a wonderful way to relieve stress.

I have been doing a lot of custom work. The picture above shows the latest piece I created. It is a charm necklace that features the dog tag of a WW2 veteran who served in the Pacific and was at Iwo Jima. The necklace is for the veteran's granddaughter. It was such an honor to create this piece. The thought that he wore the tag while serving our country made it so special. The charms make a wonderful sound when they go up against the tag. The veteran died last year and he was very close to his granddaughter. His daughter thought this would be the perfect way for her daughter to carry her grandfather with her. Projects like this make me love what I do.

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