Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fall Sunshine

Since I last wrote on this blog, my dear tiny yorkie fur baby girl passed away. It's been really difficult for me, as both her and her brother were my partners in crime in my studio and my babies for almost a 1/3 of my entire life. I've lost them both now, 7 months apart :(

My little fur-baby girl. I'll see you at the Rainbow Bridge xxx

Trix was 14 years old, and had lived a good and full life full of adventures with her brother Diesel (he passed away in January at the age of 13)... One of the things they loved most was jumping in the van and go out for a ride and a walk in the forest.

Fall was the best time as it wasn't too hot, or too cold. It was just perfect. Gorgeous colors in the trees, and the sunshine adding to the joy of being out in the fresh cool Fall air... so in their homage, I've designed these Fall Sunshine earrings:
Warm Fall colors in Polymer Clay, Glass and Copper

Using fold-formed textured copper components that I made a long time ago (I keep all sorts of parts, I'm a hoarder!), and some copper wire and tiny seed beads in rich Fall colors, I wire wrapped my handmade polymer clay drops together with the copper elements - If you've never tried Fold-Forming metal before, I highly recommend it - it's fun, although it takes a long time to go through the process of heating/forming/cooling and repeating until you're done, the resulting raised edges and textures are worth it in my opinion:
Fall Sunshine Earrings by Nathalie Lesage

When I designed my polymer clay drops, I embedded some small super sparkling orange artisan glass cabochons. It's like a ray of sunshine when you look at these. I only had this one pair of orange glass cabs (I don't even remember where I grabbed these, it was a long time ago), and I wanted to use them for something special.

These earrings, along with a few other pairs are listed in my Etsy shop HERE.

I've also uploaded a series of one of a kind new clay components to my shop, check it out when you have time, it may trigger some design ideas for your creations!

It's been a rough 10 days since Trixie passed. I was expecting it given her age, of course. Her ashes should be ready for pick up by Friday. I have a special urn in my studio where her brother is waiting to be with her again... I know they're both waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge, but I just wish they could have stayed with me here on Earth.

I'm too ill to look after another pet or a new pet, but now we have a grandson who's growing fast, and we're going to focus on him. He's very snuggly and fun, and he's helping to heal my saddened heart.

I want to give a big HUG to everyone who has a pet waiting for them at the Rainbow Bridge too....

For those who still have their pets...Please hug and kiss your fur-baby for me today xoxo

Visit my shops: My Garden Of Love on Etsy & The Craft Tribe on Etsy


  1. Those are beautiful! So sorry to hear about Trix :( so sad. He's with his brother now, running around heaven making trouble again :)

  2. I am so sorry for your loss Nathalie. They are like family, our beloved pets. I can imagine you and your family must be devastating, losing your fur-babies. We too lost our dog, now some years ago. But I still miss her. Big big big hugs Nathalie.
    Your earrings are beautiful. Very autumny. The mixed materials and colors. Just beautiful.

  3. We lost our dear Lab, Angel, just over a year ago. . . .she still holds the place of honor on my phone background, and I see her every day, there and everywhere I go. She made our home very special. I understand; I'm sorry for what you are going through. We know this will happen when we bring them into our homes. We're never prepared for the depth of feeling that develops over their lives. Many good memories can help, over time. Take care of yourself. Hugs.

  4. Oh, I'm so sorry to read your little one passed away. I've lost two over the past couple of years and it's heartbreaking. It's so good to have a creative outlet at times like this.

  5. So sad.....and a beautiful tribute Nathalie xx

  6. Thank you everyone.... much appreciated. I miss my little snugglebug :(

  7. The earrings are beautiful, Nathalie (I love fold-forming!), and they're a beautiful homage to your beloved dogs. Since my husband and I moved to California in 2008, we've lost four pets (two dogs and two cats), and it's just such a heartbreak. As Norbel said, we know it will happen when we bring them into our lives, but we're never really prepared for their departure. Know that so many of us understand what you're going through. Lots of love to you!

  8. So sorry for your loss Nathalie ❤️
    These earrings are absolutely gorgeous!!