Thursday, 3 March 2011

✴ apples and plums

Last year when I was making a beautiful silver tiara for a lovely bride and then cufflinks for her groom, I gathered lots of different leaves for imprinting into pmc. I practiced with a fair few different varieties to see which ones worked the best and looked the prettiest in all their silver glory. 
My favourites were the young baby leaves from the plum tree. I just recently found a little stash of these 'practice' leaves and so turned one of the better ones into a long necklace, with a faceted amethyst bead and a creamy pearl. 
Today was surprisingly sunny and pleasant {although still bitterly cold, Bbbrrr....} and me and the little one managed to sneak into the garden for the afternoon. We had blustery spring fun on the swings and the slide and I even managed to do a spot of gardening {much needed and long overdue tidying and soil turning} ready for new planting. Whenever I do any garden work I am usually joined by a small chattering assistant {...What you doing,Mummy?}...and two excitable and frisky cats. 
Together we worked as a team {me doing all the hard manual labour...} and we planted the first of the new fruit trees I have planned for the garden. An apple tree. I've wanted an apple tree for so long I don't know if I can cope with the three or more years of waiting for an apple to grow!!
I suppose I'll just have to make do with plums until then.
She looks like a sugar in a plum.... plum, plum...

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  1. Your 'plum' necklace is beautiful. Can I ask how you learned your jewellery making skills?

    I discovered I had a quince tree last year, as for the first time in the 4.5 years we've lived here it produced a single solitary fruit, to my very great excitement. We do have lovely pears though.

  2. Beautiful work. I love that you've used a real leaf imprint! I used to have hands like that as a florist! I got asked once at a wedding if I was a mechanic by a lady!!! weirdo ;p

  3. that is so beautiful. you are very talented. i love the baby plum leaf. your blog is beautiful, gorgeous photos

  4. Those leaf prints are clever.

  5. Oh your new header is beautiful!!..and that necklace, wow! it's just lovely..x

  6. I love that silver leaf. It looks great on the necklace.

    Sounds like you had a lovely day in the garden.