lily pads

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I went for a walk the other day and saw these beautiful lily pads.
It reminded me that I had been inspired before by lily pads.
I may try again soon!



lily pad pendant

Zen

Zen by Shiseido
The original perfume was created by Josephine Catapano which is amazing to me because it is so different from Youth Dew and Norell and Fidji. It was released in 1964. To me it's an understated oriental. I owned a bottle just like the one pictured when I was in my teens. I loved it then and I love it today.

oxiding sterling silver

oxidized sterling silver clasps
I finally got to solder some chains and clasps then oxidize them.
I hope to use some of them soon!

Lake Express Lake Michigan

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I was like a kid who got a Christmas gift, but liked the box almost as much as the gift. The Lake Express was WONDERFUL! I wish I had taken my kids on it when they were little.

Traverse City was nice too!

red,black and white necklace

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I like this color combination. I also like the the natural form of the red coral combined with the constraint of the striped black and white glass beads.

I'm having fun making necklaces!