Crisp Picks — Inspired by FallPosted by Ali on September 13 at 03:38 pm
I was out walking around town with Payton today. What a perfect day to get into the fall mood. Bright blue sky, temp in the 60’s, fresh air, light breeze – these things make me feel refreshed. So refreshed that I started thinking about Fresh Picks. In the coming weeks, you can expect to see picks inspired by the following things in the Lima’s Picks section of Fresh Picks:
- Wind Whistling
- Sugar Maples
- The leafy forest smell in Miller Park.
- The excitement I felt at the football games on Saturdays in my college years.
- Wearing a sweater
What do you think of this time of year? What inspires you? If you create Fresh Picks inspired by the season – add comments about them here so we can all check them out!
I can tell that fall is on the minds of our customers from the picks that made it to the top 10 this past week.
- Willow Whisps
- Arizona Sky
- Apple Picking
- Harvest Wheat
- Chocolate Milk
- Rainy Days
- Yakima in September
- Fairy Tales
- Fall Is In the Air
- American Nightshade
Here’s my take on the top 3 this week:
Willow Whisps – The name makes this pick feel green, and whispy before even having looked at it. Once I took a peek I wasn’t disappointed. Beautiful natural faceted nuggets and chips combined with the sparkle in bronzite and rainbow aventurine. I love the mix of greens that will surely give depth to any finished piece. The wavy coin petals are a perfect addition to this pick, however I’ve had a difficult time using them in anything other than earrings. Does anyone have ideas for those?
Arizona Sky – Turquoise and petrified wood — what could be better for fall? I really like the added touch of teal pearls and fire agate to make the combination pop. I don’t make a habit of mixing my metals but I think that the copper with Green Girl Pewter works – the copper will fill in nicely as the brown for a finished piece. Did I mention that Aqua Nueva Agate is one of my favorite stones? The color and pattern in each piece is amazing. We searched for this stone for over a year before we found a factory that could cut it for us. I refused to give up (just ask Kevin)… I love it!
Apple Picking - I love the bold reds, greens and yellows in this piece. Normally, I expect to see deeper versions of these colors for fall, but I think that the coral (traditionally used in the summer) goes beautifully with the Canadian, olive, and yellow jades. The use of orange in this piece rather than more red is a good choice especially with the faceted cuts. This pick will make a very eye-catching piece!
What’s your take?
Thanks to everyone that creates Fresh Picks. I love looking at them. In my opinion, this is the most exciting time of year for us jewelry designers. The busy season is coming up and there is inspiration everywhere you look!