Friday, August 13, 2010

Millefiori - newest obsession

Some shots of the newest creations - I love the look of these Millefiori beads! I recently received a bunch from the bead supplier, and have been creating like mad! Wait until the crocheted necklace gets finished, made with deep red wire and millefiori chips,Swarvoski crystals and a few glass drops. Spectacular! 

Millefiori flowers - linked bracelet

Monday, August 2, 2010

Almost Harvest Time!

My husband and I also have a small business called RheaRange Farms. We are a small producer of local, sustainable food. This is our first official year in operation; we had a few hoophouses in last year and grew much of our own produce. I made a minestrone soup from all of the vegetables I was able to can or freeze last year. Yum! August has got to be one of the busiest times of the year for us because all the produce is ready or nearly ready to harvest. We have over 100 tomato plants in production this year. We plan to wholesale to one of our local produce stands and hopefully find some individuals who are interested in canning. I am also planning on connecting with some other local farms if possible. The Tomatoes are just starting to get some color, so it's going to be a busy few weeks.

I am trying to get some of my newest designs up on the Etsy account and keep up with everything. Here are some of the newest designs:

black, pink and green wire crochet necklace
antiqued brass with teal pressed glass

antiqued copper hoops with turquoise colored beads


trio of small flower drop flowers with crystal centers
crocheted strands with seed bead accents, finished with antique silver. Listed on Etsy with matching earrings for $48