Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Birds and a fig

Yet another peek of something beautiful from Maire that showcases a Chinook Jewelry pendant! I love the mix of autumn shades and copper with the smoky green glaze on the pendant.

I managed to finally get a bunch of pendants on the website from my last kiln load (long cooled!).
Now the final long weekend of the summer has passed and I'm back into the regular year schedule. I'm glad to have had one last trip out to Sedona for Labor Day, this time for relaxation, not for slinging tons of flagstone! The weather was toasty but pleasant and we were able to enjoy one huge dramatic monsoon storm. We haven't had rain for so long in San Diego that it was a welcome change. I also *may* have snuck into a neighborhood yard to sample one of the beautiful figs that were overflowing from the branches of a huge tree. It *may* have been the best fig I've ever eaten and I *may* have considered sneaking back under the cover of night to fill a bag...but I didn't...honest...


  1. I "may" be wishing that I had a fig tree! Sounds like it was a great weekend!!

  2. Hi Mellisa
    Oooh, can't wait to see your new pendants! You wouldn't believe this, I don't think I've ever had a real fig (other than Fig Newtons)...I wonder what they're like? :-)

  3. I haven't had a real fig in like 4 years, there just impossible to find in this part of the country. Thanks for sharing yours with us!!

  4. I've always wanted to try one...looks yummy, and I'll have to do it! Just wanted to drop you a note that I posted a bracelet today showing one of the charms you sent me, and I posted a bracelet 2 days ago with one of your connectors....take a look!
    As always., your pieces are gorgeous!

  5. I had my first fig just a year or two ago then promptly went out and bought a little dwarf fig tree for my patio. She produces only a handful of figs a year but I enjoy them! Since figs only have two days max shelf life once picked, it's hard for them to make it to a grocery store in areas where they don't grow. Imagine my awe when I saw the huge tree dripping with them!

  6. Thanks for sharing! I love seeing what people do with all the great art beads that they find.

    I just submitted that piece I made with your pendant to the Vintaj Orchard's Palette September challenge. It doesn't look like I will be a winner (voting ends on Sunday?), but I wanted you to know that I shared it there!

    Enjoy the day! Erin

  7. Ooooh...a thunderstorm. I want a REAL thunderstorm. One day this weekend, I watched huge clouds pile up on the distant horizon and just knew there was an awesome storm brewing that would NEVER make to where I am. That pendant is gorgeous and I can't wait to see what else you've come up with.

  8. thank you mellisa for showing this... it is always a pleasure to create with something you have made! and how can you not love that glaze? :0)


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