Thursday, June 3, 2010

I'm still here...

I have been neglecting you all terribly. Guess maybe the rain is getting me down. To say nothing of the unseasonal temperatures. It has been raining since we got back from the sunny Mediterranean Isle. And it is not warm. In fact, we have been having so much rain, that some areas of Bavaria are in danger of serious flooding.
Not my area, thank goodness.
But you didn't stop by to hear me whine about the weather (and I really don't want to whine, because even though it may not be pleasant, it is still moderate weather and not a natural catastrophe), so I will share some photos of flowers and random pieces of creativity that I have indulged in lately. Really, I have been doing things. Not just moping!

The following 4 pictures are some jewelry bags I made, using vintage and new materials. They were alot of fun and I can definitely see more of these in my future!






The first amulette I made - I ended up making another to give Max.


A ring I made last week - of copper, brass, filigree, silk rod, sari silk, organdy and vintage velvet.


Just for me and just for fun.


Remember that forged iron paddle I showed you last week - when Max was forging? Well, he turned that piece into this knife. Yes, I think we can call it a knife. Although, machete also comes to mind. It is big, primitive, raw. He even carved the handle himself.




 Iceland poppies, full of raindrops.


Work in progress - some random creativity.

18 comments:

Valerianna said...

I hope you're not in for the summer we had here last year.... we had 2 months straight of rain, REALLY... June and July were days on days of soaking, torrential rains. I was at my wits end. I didn't think I was that sensitive to lack of sun, but after 2 months without it, I was a crazy person! And the garden was a mess.

Lovely bags and blessings of warmth and sun to you!

mairedodd said...

i really love your pouches - and that ring is fun and happy and wonderful! we shall talk about those! i love that the machete has become handcrafted with a handle made just for you... but the work in progress? about dreams? really connected - i just made a ring with a quote from shakespeare about dreams... i love when this kind of thing happens...

romantic decay said...

Your bags and ring are very pretty. Bright colors make things better. I sympothize with the weather we have had a lot of thunderstorms here.

Judy said...

Your rainy weather certainly has not stopped your flow of creativity. The pouches and the ring are just wonderful, so full of color and great textures.

Lovely pictures...I so adore poppies!

SueBeads said...

Love your work and I just saw you have a new store! Great work in your store too!

Riki Schumacher said...

Such cute little bags, I need to get some made soon. Those inspire me to get cracking! Stay dry. Thank you so much for stopping by as you do, I sure appreciate all your warm support my friend. Take care, Riki

sharon said...

Beautiful bags Renate....I love the organic feel of them! Would love to see more of this and "dreams" from you!!

steufel said...

Der Ring ist klasse. Und witzigerweise habe ich auch gerade einen Ring mit Sariseide probiert. Das Zeug macht echt süchtig. Die Beutelchen gefallen mir sehr.

Ansonsten: Halte durch, morgen kommt laut Wetterbericht die Sonne auch zu Euch!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Your little bags are so nice and I love the colors in the ring. Hopefully the sun will look down on you soon:)

Wanda said...

I love viewing your creations!
Eveything you make is special!

Diane said...

Love the little jewelry bags. They are so cute & so handy!

lilylovekin said...

Thank you for your support with Lily. I'm sorry you are still having rain, but it isn't stopping you from making some beautiful things. I love the cloth bags.

Seth said...

You have been busy! This is such a great collection of creations here.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I love everything you have shared Renate, the jewelry bags especially . . . and I love the random creativity piece! your wet flowers are gorgeous -hope he sun comes out soon!

lunedreams said...

Love all the green in your bags! They look so soft. Esp. love the green and orange one! I love the texture of poppies, like paper. That yellow one is a great photograph, with the raindrops. I found a "Himalayan" poppy for my mom once, it was blue. So cool.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oh my goodness hermanita!!!

What beautiful pieces you have created. Your muse must be working over time. I love the little gift bags!! I really like the idea of hand made art gift bags for the jewelry you sell. It's such a nice thank you to the customer I think.

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

It is so beautiful to sit and savor my visit here. Your art in this post is so wonderful. That ring!!! Gorgeous! I especially love this quote piece. It is soft and inspirational. Thanks for the blessings you bring everytime you come to my place! Light, Amy

Inge said...

Wunderschöne Kostbarkeiten - einfach schön, liebe Grüße Inge