Photo: Sunset Rose

Glorious rose with sunset colors

I don’t know the actual name of this rose, but the glorious colors remind me of a vivid sunset.  I had a day I was particularly down about something that had really gone wrong with work.  Blaine arrived home at the end of the day with a bouquet of these roses.  Can we say, Awwwwww!  I don’t even remember now what had me so down that day.  The roses are the memory now.  The colors were so spectacular that I had to take a picture to preserve the beauty.

A Treasury for Tuesday

Under an Orange Moon Etsy Treasury
Click the image to go to the treasury on Etsy to see the items

Under an Orange Moon:

I was inspired by the lovely moon Raku fired art tile by Davis-Vachon Gallery, a member of the Etsy Rabbits team.  Half of the items in this treasury were created by members of the Etsy Rabbits team.  Enjoy!

Hello Again Sunshine!

Honey Bunny Rabbit Bangle BraceletYesterday brought torrential rains and flooding to parts of our area. Our puddles spread out to pondles.  As the sun is shining today, they are beginning to dry up.  Oh well, back to the drawing board, or in this case the jewelry supplies. I pulled out the sweetest 3D bunny rabbit charm in a  silver plated pewter and have the bunny bouncing quite happily now from a sunny honey colored bangle bracelet.

The glass seed beads I used in this piece are just such a lovely golden honey shade and glow with warmth even in low light. The larger round beads are also honey colored, but have a rainbow finish giving off soft glows of blue, peach, pink and green as the light reflects on them.  It reminds me of the colors you see as light hits pooled water.

I have fallen in love with memory wire bracelets since buying one from Cindylouwho2 on Etsy last year. They are so comfortable to wear. There are no clasps to fiddle around with to take the bracelets on and off. You wrap it around your wrist and unwrap to take it off.  Simple!  It holds its shape. Whatever your wrist size, the wire will expand or contract to fit.  If you want to give a bracelet gift, you don’t need to know wrist size.   

There was so much potential for versatility in design, using different sizes and types of beads, number of loops or adding charms or dangles.  I could see these bracelets in delicate feminine sparkly beads, pearls, big bold beads, with just a few loops or with lots of loops to create cuffs.  I could picture layering different ones together on the arm.  I was inspired to order some stainless steel memory wire in silver, gold and copper colors.   Did I say how much I love this wire?

There are several different styles of memory wire bracelets now available in the Rabbittude Etsy shop.