Cozy Favorite Fresh PicksPosted by Ali on November 04 at 10:54 pm
The favorite Fresh Picks this week make me want to start a fire and find a blanket to get under. You can tell that winter is starting to make it into our minds and what could be better than being beside a fire with a great book (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), wearing a cozy cashmere sweater, drinking a hot coffee (or green tea) while a chilly nor’easter wind is blowing outside (Brrrrr!)?
I was curious about “Birch Beer” so I looked it up. Apparently it is a carbonated soft drink made from herbal extracts (usually from birch bark) with a taste similar to root beer, but mintier – sounds interesting!
These are the TOP 10 this week
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Cuban Queen
- Istanbul by Perlemamma
- Whale Pod in a Puget Sound by Bonnie R
- Birch Beer by CAS
- Ocean’s Depth by Thelma B
- Brrrrrrrrr! By Sandy S
- Cozy in Cashmere by Jill W
- Nor’ Easter by WillowCreek
- Coffee by the Fire by Tyra S
- Snoqualmie Falls by beadaholchick
- green tea by Kitty
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Cuban Queen
I Love the dark and luxurious night effect when the black and purple stones are combined with gold pearls and Stampt antique gold filigree balls. The touch of olive green pearls and fern cz adds that summery leafy feel. Just like Shakespeare’s play, there is that special touch of fantasy thanks to Green Girl’s pewter butterfly faery and romance thanks to the use of the filigree pieces in gold and pewter. Great contrast in shape and texture, love the splashes of sparkle! This pick definitely creates the right mood, I might actually have to go and read A Midsummer Night’s Dream now rather than the cliff notes like I did in school (sorry Mrs. V.).
Istanbul by Perlemamma
“Istanbul was Constantinople, now it’s Istanbul not Constantinople…” (They Might Be Giants). The name of this pick takes me back to high school, mostly because my friends had a band that played They Might Be Giants songs. Getting back to Perlemamma, I love, love, love that you used copper filigree pieces. They add that perfect aged and ornate look without the gaudy feel. The choice of tiger iron, Idaho plume agate, and African turquoise makes for a beautiful earth scape of rooftops and water – perfect!
Whale Pod in Puget Sound by Bonnie R
Nice job Bonnie! You can almost picture the whales surrounded by waves of gorgeous blue waters. I like how you chose stones to represent the whales that had interesting pattern – snowflake obsidian, black tree agate, and black water jasper. If I were making a piece for myself using this pick I might add one of the smoky agate druzy pieces, I’m a sucker for sparkle. There are so many of my favorite stones in this pick, I’m in heaven.