Friday, November 14, 2014

Oh beautiful forest...

Living in British-Columbia is truly a treat (yes, even if we are currently experiencing really deeeeeep cold weather)... I never, ever, get tired of admiring the 'sea' of spruce trees that line our roads as far as the eye can see. I can look at them for hours on end, and never get tired of it :)

As soon as I step outside of our small northern BC town, you see gorgeous spruce trees lining the highways. Since Christmas is my favorite 'season', I am just happy, happy, happpppyyyyy, to the core when I am in the forest and there's a light sprinkle of snow :-)))

And, inspired by my spruce trees... I made these earrings:

I recently treated myself and purchased some of (our) Cindy Pack's gorgeous ceramic components, and this pair of swirly caramel-tone charms reminded me of wood, the forest, the trees... the textures of bark, nature. Ohhhhh happy days!!!

I have hand-crafted the copper bead caps (tops and bottoms), and decorated them by hand-stamping some pretty leaves and texturing the edges every so lightly... and suspended them on a pair of non-allergenic Niobium ear wires in a shade of dark rustic brown.

The gorgeous Emerald Green lampwork beads were recently acquired in a destash 'trade' I made with another artisan and they were sitting on my bench, just patiently waiting to find their spot to shine :)

P.S. Don't forget to participate in our November We're All Ears challenge - this is open to EVERYONE! New to making jewelry? Jump in and participate! Have been making jewelry for awhile? Why don't you join us in this fun challenge? We'd love to see what you make!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day (and keep warm!)
Nathalie in the Enchanted Forest up North :)
Metalsmith - Jewelry Artist


  1. Lovely counterpoint with the emerald glass and the earthy ceramic--it makes me think of spruce trees too! Very autumnal with the copper, so rich!

  2. Lovely! I am so happy to see the charms in action! Love the green glass & copper too! Very forest-y. Just beautiful!

  3. Cindy's charms are wonderful and using those wonderful Green beads is perfect! One Artists Destash is another Artists treasure!

  4. Love these Nathalie! Cindy's charms are great and those lampwork beads are gorgeous!

  5. That emerald! Love the combination of the metalwork, the glass and Cindy's sweet charms.

  6. That deep emerald is enchanting! And I do so love a swirl shape! Thank you, Miss Nathalie, for sharing info about the We're All Ears challenge! I hope that this off beat inspiration will inspire many to join us. Enjoy the day. Erin