A closer look
Beautiful delicate flowers...i wish i could share their scent with you....
Have a wonderful weekend!
Bepa and Lola reading her favorite book
My Sister Kathy holds her grandson Ryan while i steal a kiss. You gotta catch them while you can!
And Seth, doing his best to gross out a few picnic-ers. And i think he succeeded with a few of them too! Happy Memory Day to you all!
(Note*no live spiders were hurt in the shooting of this photo*)
These buds are getting ready to open on my Wrightia Religiosa or Vietnamese Water Jasmine tree. I have several varieties of jasmine here and when they bloom, even these tiny flowers, can scent a whole room with heavenly fragrance...And last, but not least, one of my African violets is blooming. African violets were my Grandmother Mary's favorite plant and she taught me all about keeping them happy,tho i don't go to the lengths she went to, like playing classical music for them and bathing them weekly. And she had hundreds of them! (Again, every windowsill was full of pots with growing things) It may not show here in the photo but these little flowers absolutely glitter in the sunlight. I am so grateful for all of these little gifts from Mother Nature...
Big chunky beads of coral with a sterling silver clasp, and a very old coral and turquoise pendant, capped with hand tooled silver...
Here is a close up of the pendant...
All of the earrings are made with sterling silver earwires. These are modern day honey amber and copal beads from Nepal. Two pair have a bit of turquoise added too.
This necklace is put together with my own handmade chain. The modern design, using coral chips, showcases another very old Tibetan lapis pendant that i have held onto for years. I think it might be happier out of the drawer and worn around some one's neck...
Here is a close up of the lapis piece and chain work
I love these little silver capped beads from Tibet. I made the turquoise ones rather plain, while the lapis beads have some old red trade beads i got from a dealer who trades in mostly African and Native American beads, old and new. These he told me are old Native American trade beads. I thought they looked really nice together. The little metal turtle(brass?) is Tibetan, but the dealer didn't know much about him. He has many different designs and letters on his shell and on the underside. I'm not sure what i will do with him, but he will be part of a necklace i think. Now i need to put together some bracelets! I'll include more pictures when i get some more work done.
but deep enough in the middle for recreational purposes!
Right next to the river was a beautiful little park
My husband Bill sat for a moment taking in all the Spring sunshine and fresh air
All the little ornamental trees were in bloom...
We were surrounded in a sea of pink petals...
May Beauty Surround You
Ok, i know that is only 5 people, but i am so new to this blog thing, i haven't met that many blogging folks out there yet! I sure hope i did this right!
This piece is made of fresh water pearls and brass. The pearls are a silvery bronze color spaced by purple glass seed beads and finished with a sterling silver toggle. The butterfly center piece is a vintage reproduction made of brass. The earrings are made of the same materials, with brass ear wires and the little dangles are little brass fireflies.
Here's a closer look...
More vintage brass reproduction pieces, this time with dangles of fire polished glass beads....And here is something that feels very "Summery" to me. This is a new jade bracelet and matching earrings that look very much like fresh green grapes to me! I think this will be a fun piece to wear. Clasp and ear wires are sterling silver... Also a pair of olivine jade earrings with silver wires. Olive jade is my favorite in the jade family...I tend to make a LOT of earrings as they are very popular! I keep my prices fair and reasonable and so they keep me busy! Some of these pieces will go into the inventory for The Paper Sparrow, or...maybe....i am thinking of opening up an Etsy shop! I think that would be fun! OH! The beautiful plant that is shown in the photos is part of a huge fuchsia basket, gifted to me by my son in law Ben, for Mother's Day. It is beyond beautiful! Thanks again Ben....
Dear Ms. Robinson,
I am quite fine here with my family members and pray to God for your happy and peaceful life. I am very glad to receive your nice 1 card/note and stickers. My Family members and i hearty convey you thanks for your nice card/note and stickers. I liked your nice card and stickers very much. It is not talk about Valentine Day in my village.
The Summer has set in here. Some times it does fall rain, with fast wind here and temperature becomes very below. Farmers are reaping and thrashing their crops. It is not sown any seeds during the summer. Several people of my village go to do work of wage in stone mine and digging community pool.
I go to school every day. Now my school runs 7 AM to 12 PM during these days. My annual examination will convene in May.
My family members and i once again convey you thanks and wish for your happy, healthy and peaceful life. Your sponsored child, Km NeetaThis is Km Neeta and her Parents in front of their home. As i receive more photos and letters i will share them with you in hopes that maybe someday, someone else's heart will open up to a child who needs a little help, somewhere else in the world.