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“New Spring”

Description from Mary - Sweet Chick: Imagine a Spring walk in the woods...tender leaves are opening, the sun is reflecting off their delicate newness...new life is bursting forth.
My favorite time of year.


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  1. SilverCords aka Judy
    SilverCords aka Judy says:

    I can imagine it and I can see it in your beautiful pick, Mary! I love this!

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Beautiful picture of spring. I can feel the gentle breeze and the warm sun shining down on my cheeks. Love this memory from my Midwest upbringing.

  3. Phoenix
    Phoenix says:

    Beautiful, light filled, shimmery pick!!

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    Island Deb says:

    yup – what they said! Sweet combo Mary!

  5. EPBCornell
    EPBCornell says:

    My favorite time of the year, too! You’ve captured that exciting greening in the spring, with the delicate new leaves coming in, just enough to begin to filter the sunlight, some bright lime & chartreuse, some darker or beiger from their rusty “flowers” left with them at the ends of the branches. This is gorgeous, Mary!
    I also love the days just before everything leafs out & goes green here when we have sort of a subtle autumn. The trees are dappled with the colors of their fat buds & dusty “flowers” & the very beginnings of the earliest leaves: pale greens both chartreuse & celadon, sienna, rust, maroon, beige. There are a few denser patches of white or pale pink from a blooming magnolia or perhaps crabapple. It evolves to more and thicker greens and maroons as the sugar & swamp & red maples leaf out, mixed with the dappled beiges & siennas of the oaks before they leaf out.
    I’m dreaming up a new necklace design for my mother to try to capture it and have picked out a bunch of seed beads and dark 26ga antique brass parawire to make sort of firework/pom-pom wire balls with seed beads at the tips, each ball or sphere a different color & size. I’d take these different colored balls and interlock them into a design, leaving a few of the wires of each ball longer in different directions to be able to twist with that of a neighbor ball to lock everything together before adding the bead at the end at the right length to complete the sphere. The wires internally in the ball could be twisted in parts like branches to help hold together more strongly. Hopefully the effect would be that of the dappled trees in the range of colors, just in rounder shapes than in nature. Who knows if I’ll ever get around to doing this brainchild. If someone else here would like to give it a shot, they are welcome to take it & run with it. Probably a nightmare to execute. Then I figure if the necklace has the issue of snagging on anything, a sleeve of sheer organza or chiffon in a brown or chartreuse or olive green could be stitched to fit snugly around the assembly.

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful spring pick. Love the light airy colors.

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  8. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Congrats on your refreshing spring POD!

  9. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Spring has indeed sprung and this lovely POD certainly celebrates it!

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    MH says:

    Congratulations- luscious pick!!

  11. SilverCords aka Judy
    SilverCords aka Judy says:

    So glad to see this as a POD, Mary! It’s so lovely–CONGRATULATIONS!

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