28 August 2010

Summer Flowers

Summer Flowers, Necklace of handmade glass, Swarovski crystal, and sterling silver


One of this week's creative prompts from The Gritty Bird is "summer flowers," and this necklace seems to capture the feeling of the season. Summer in New Mexico is, despite what many people might think, usually rainy and sometimes even lush. Once the rains start in July the earth comes alive with grasses and wildflowers of all colors. Most delightful are the sunflowers that spring up everywhere, including along just about every road in the state. Last year I took some seeds from a local roadside and scattered them in my front and back yards; this year I have been richly rewarded with my own personal flower show. These beauties reseed themselves, so the show will go on as long as I let them grow.

6 comments:

Molly Alexander said...

Wow Anna - I LOVE how you've interpreted the *sparks*! The bold colors you chose beautifully reflect the color palate. The sunflowers are gorgeous too!

:-) Molly

Alesha said...

Anna - this is really so pretty! I'm so glad you joined us for the sparks this week. I especially love the yellow you've used to give that fabulous sunshine-y sparkle to this piece!

I'm relatively new with jewelry design, but I'm learning so much as I stroll through everybody's blogs. So glad to have found yours! :)

Alesha

The Gritty Bird said...

This is such a lovely spark!

Such gorgeous colors.

I love the sunflower image as well!

Thanks so much for joining in!

Anna Lear said...

Thank you, ladies -- I loved seeing how you interpreted this theme, too! I can't wait for the next spark...

My Life Under the Bus said...

Sunflowers are one of my favorites - such happy colors - such a happy piece!!! I am finding so much inspiration from everyone really lovely !!!

Patti said...

Very summery and very pretty!