For the last two weeks I have been visiting my mother in England. While there I was fortunate to go the latest exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Queen Elizabeth 1 and her people.
There were plenty of paintings of the Queen, her courtiers, people of the time – it is the National PORTRAIT Gallery. Interesting in their own right, along with the explanations. Always fascinating to think people lived so differently, thought so differently, dressed so differently, than we do today.
What caught my eye, for a long time, was a little purse in the shape of a frog. How inventive, and attractive. Human beings always return to the natural world for design.
Frog purse displayed at National Portrait Gallery – Elizabeth 1 and Her People
After losing my lovely green and gold CRAW bracelet I went ahead and made a Ruby and Silver bracelet with a better quality snap and of course, I’ll put a safety chain on to keep it on my wrist.
Medium Perfect Scissors from Karen Kay Buckley. There you go – now you can be like the three bears and have Large, Medium and Small. Covering all bases! With serrated blades and all.
When I arrived in Florida I remember being greeted with this incredible orange and blue sunset. This bright pendant is stitched with a Swarovksi glass pearl in petrol encircled with orange and yellow size 15, 11, and 8 seed beads, and Swarovski crystals. The necklace is fastened with a hand made toggle and clasp.
The peyote rope is approximately 23 inches long.
AND….. if you want to get all matchy matchy, there are earrings to go with the necklace.