Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Necklace a Day - Twenty

Nanaimo's First Snow of 2010

Winter has officially arrived on the West Coast. Everything outside of my window is covered with a soft blanket of flaky white snow, just waiting to melt and refreeze again. I’m sure that I’m not the only person who is ready to take back everything I said about the heat this past summer.

In this part of the world, winter is a funny time of year. No matter how long someone has lived here, they always seem utterly shocked when the snow comes, as if they were expecting the rain to go on forever. There are never enough snow plows to go around, and you can forget about finding a sidewalk that has been courteously shoveled. West Coast winters are a pedestrian’s nightmare.

Summer Birthstone Pendant by The Sage's Cupboard

Although I do love the look of a fresh layer of pure white snow, it is still the symbol of many long, cold and slushy days ahead. So to cheer myself up, I’m looking back on summer.

Today’s necklace is the summer version of my new seasonal birthstone pendants. The beadwork is done in a sunny golden topaz, with bicone crystals in peridot, ruby, alexandrite and emerald.

Welcome, Winter! So glad you only come around once a year.

Copyright 2010 Inspirational Beading

1 comment:

  1. So true, once a year is almost too much as it lasts too long.


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