Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Lively Up Yourself

vintage industrial hoops, red river jasper
Isn't it funny (for those of us here in the Midwest, at least), how we were concerned and complaining about how warm it was on Christmas (+60F degrees!)? And now that the holidays are all over, a cold snap has set in and it's 20F degrees and we all feel like we're dying? I guess you could call that funny. Or perhaps nature's form of karma. 

I actually prefer a cold winter, myself. It just feels more natural that way. If we didn't have the biting cold in the dark months, we would not as deeply appreciate the pleasure of a sunny 80F degree day. 

I tell myself that, at least.

lampwork glass by Kimberly Rogers, brass hoops

So as I sit here typing, I'm bundled in an insanely poofy knit sweater with a bunchy turtleneck that is a mile high. I'm surrounded by at least two of our three cats. I have on my embarrassing hot pink fleecy socks that I loathe but, dammit, they get the job done. I'm doing my best to keep warm. 

I suppose that desire also crept into my jewelry last week as I created several sets of earrings using red, a color that I have grown to appreciate more in recent years. Hot-blooded, tempestuous, uncontrollable red...
ceramic red lilies by Claire Armstrong, wood beads

Hope your holidays ended up on a high note and hope your new year is a deliciously creative one!

Happy Wednesday,
LoveRoot on Etsy


  1. Great collection! Love the art beads! I hear you on the fuzzy socks! Mine are red & white stripe. LOL - but my feet are warmer! :-D

  2. I'm so happy it isn't cold here in Greece. I so hate cold weather. The only good thing about it is that you can wear fuzzy socks in outrageous colors to keep your feet warm LOL. These earrings are all delicious!

  3. I'm a real sucker for red. So, loving these, obvs!

  4. They're all awesome! I am going to have to push myself towards red. I can count on one hand the work I've done in red. So thank you for sharing your most awesome earrings. . . . and thank you for a little nudge to try the red! :)