Changing Seasons Fresh PicksPosted by Ali on October 25 at 01:24 pm
This past week’s top picks are a great example of seasons changing. Almost all of these picks are inspired by something outdoors – events, moments, favorite places, the weather, etc…
The top 10:
- Lunar Eclipse by Phyllis R
- Sugar and Spice by links
- Cascade Rainy Days by beadaholchick
- Along the River’s Edge by Cuban Queen
- Angel’s Breath by Haute Rawx
- Lima Lemon Lime by Gerdy M
- Norwegian Winter by Perlemamma
- autumnal aspirations by Jill W
- “Snow” is a 4 Letter Word by CAS
- Fae by Sandy S
Lunar Eclipse – This pick reminds me of midnight. I love the addition of the chryscolla diamond. The turquoise-green color adds a bit of zip to the deep purples and blues. The blue rainbow fluorite is an excellent choice if you are looking for blues, purples and greens – very economical The Stampt Pewter Filigree Beads add a beautiful “mist” to the pick.
Sugar and Spice – Another name for this pick could be Fall Yumminess. Brandy opal and Mexican fire agate are 2 of my favorite Fall stones. The champagne CZ, muscovite and goldstone is like a touch of sparkly sugar. This pick was definitely craving that Vintaj Natural Brass Garden Trellis Filigree piece. I could just eat this up.
Cascade Rainy Days – Something about labradorite, moonstone, and impression jasper is so soothing, like the sound of rain, or the anticipation of a storm when you don’t have anything better to do than stay inside. I love that the larger impression jasper beads were used, showing off the cool pattern. The blue flash in labradorite is fantastic, but make it freeform or super sparkly with facets – just like drops of rain.
It seems that as we approach the inevitable cold, fall is still on our mind, but winter and the holiday season is beginning to take over. Are you already getting catalogs and emails from retailers pushing “early” holiday shopping.? I am. Kevin considers early holiday shopping to be the week before Christmas. While I think that is pushing the envelope, I have to say that this new trend of trying to get the Christmas season into consumers’ heads before Halloween seems greedy and bothers me. That’s my rant for the day as I sit at home without a voice (due to a cold from baby Payton).