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…is nearly complete.

I think I blogged my progress part way through this piece using a long strand of wavy beachcombed rope, but it’s now finished…

Reclaimed by the sea 1a

…and stuck in place inside the back cover.

Reclaimed by the sea 1b

I didn’t like the big gold coloured three holed bead that was previously on the right; it was far too big and bright and angular when everything else was round or wavy, so I cut that off and finished the text with a swirl of french knots.

Reclaimed by the sea 1c

 

I did plan for this to be the last piece in the journal until I was turning out a drawer and found an odd piece of painted watercolour paper in the front of a long-forgotten sketchbook. Nice and thick to stitch through. I cut some wave shapes, chose some tiny scraps of silk and toning thread and started to play.

Emulous waves 1

Looking at those undulating curves, I couldn’t get the Walt Whitman quote (via Vaughan-Williams’  Sea Symphony) out of my head, so that went on too.

Emulous waves 2

Emulous waves 3

I’m very pleased with my unexpected find! Just one more job to do, but I can’t do that until I can get together everyone who went away with us.

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I’m home from holiday: a wonderful week in North Cornwall with a big group of friends in addition to our family…

Constantine Bay August 2013

…and after all the unpacking and sorting, finally managed to get down to my most important summer job: to open my own Etsy shop, Under A Topaz Sky, here.  All the jewellery I made during my 6 month course in Sheffield has been listed and is up for sale. 

I was quite surprised at how effective it all looked properly photographed and displayed together!

         Fire pendant          Moss pendant         Almost perfect earrings

Eregion pendantleaf pendantvolcano pendant

paisley brooch Spirals brooch beaded leaf brooch

turquoise book charm indigo book charm bubbles book charm

Unfortunately the Etsy widget doesn’t seem to work on WordPress blogs, at least not without a lot of going round the houses but I’ve added a link in my sidebar and will look into it further when the beginning of term and all the extra work that generates isn’t looming quite so awfully.

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