Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Stones of Spring

A breath of spring is in the air...and we jump forward in time this weekend! Leaving less time to bead, but more light nights. The sparkle of sunlight on frozen snow is going, and the bright blue March mornings are coming.

What are the stones of Spring? I think of pale pastels- of colors not quite developed out of winter pales. Rose quartz, with its ice-like veins reminds me of a cold mountain stream flowing under snow. Getting ready to burst free. Looks like the vaguely-tamed wild when combined with Victorian natural brass elements, the pale and the dark, the nebulous and the ornate....