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Morning Mist

I’m not sure how I came across this challenge but since I love aged metal and find myself drooling over Vintaj at my local craft store I thought this would give me an excuse to print out a coupon and get familiar with some aged brass and copper. I headed over to their Pinterest page to nail down some inspiration. I found this photo.

Photo Source: via Vintaj on Pinterest


It spoke to me, the warm and inviting mist of early morning. The best time of the day for walks in nature and pulling inspiration from a fresh new start. This reminds me of being younger, and walking the dogs in the morning before school. We lived on a hill and when I would just get to the top I could see in the distance, through the morning fog the houses on other hills far off in the distance, shrouded in their own morning mist. I would stand there with my wet hair turning to icicles, just staring while the dogs wanted to break my moment by pulling me down the other side of the hill. The hills of Sonoma County still call me back to witness this kind of majestic silence as they stand tall in the morning mist.

I used an amber hued ammolite for the center of the Vintaj necklace and adhered it with tinted resin. Vintaj natural brass wire became the base for the structure that holds the other brass elements together. Magnolia bead caps hug the tips of rutilated quartz drops and textured guitar picks in brass became petals for yellow chalcedony briolettes. To add a bit of detail I used a nail head rivet and domed the flat rivet decoration that came in the pack with nail heads. All the shades of these beads and the brass mirror the misty mornings on the mountaintop and the shadowy outlines of the trees in the distance.

Here’s the gallery…



made-of-stone-1-of-4 made-of-stone-1-of-4

A large Amazonite stone wrapped in copper and flanked by quartz, smokey quartz and dyed orange freshwater pearls. The chandelier earrings are made with copper and pearls.

To learn more about the healing aspects of these stones see Healing Gemstone Properties.

rainman-and-mr-chicken-lips-3-of-3 rainman-and-mr-chicken-lips-3-of-3

This wooden focal bead paired with watery blue-green shells is like an offering to the Rain Gods. The added bonus here is that our pet hermit crab, Mr.Chicken Lips, is getting a little air time on the web. I couldn’t resist pairing him with this necklace. This is perfect beach wear or summer party accessory. This will be for sale soon!

lilly-of-the-valley-4-of-4 lilly-of-the-valley-2-of-4

Beautiful Amethyst centerpiece adorned with silver mother of pearl and lilac freshwater pearls. Lots of gypsy dangles here to catch the light and delight the eyes. Matching earrings and bracelet. Part of my personal collection.

romance-with-rhodonite-1-of-5 romance-with-rhodonite-4-of-5

A hand picked Rhodonite stone is cradled in a hand netted wire basket and framed with heavy gauge copper wire and Swarovski crystals. The sides of the necklace are decorated with smooth lava rock, crystals, glass beads and copper bead caps and chain.

summer-garden-1-of-4 summer-garden-2-of-4

Summer Garden necklace and earrings in subtle shades of greens and blues with accents in amber. Olive jade cubes in the necklace and sky blue coral in the earrings reflect the colors found in the floral cloisonné rectangle  centerpiece. Part of my personal collection.