Spring is in full swing!
Posted by Cheryl Van Dyck on April 25, 2012 2 Comments
Things were really hoppin' all winter at Lavender Cottage, and they've continued right into Spring. Being busy always gets my creative juices flowing, and I've got quite a few new pieces in various stages of planning and completion on the bench. My favorite new spring piece is a lovely art noveau style pendant I've named "Butterfly Dance". I fell in love with the beautiful brass butterflies when I first saw them, and this is now my new favorite pendant - hope you like it too!
Bees are also a welcome sight every spring, and the first of the new bee pieces is the "Queen of Bees" wide band ring that I added in early March. Matching earrings will be available soon, and a smaller "Itty Bitty Bee" ring, post earrings and pendant will be in the shop soon, so 'bee' watching for those, too! (sorry, couldn't resist the little spelling pun - too much coffee this morning...)
Another spring tradition here at Lavender Cottage is a trip to the huge wholesale gem show where I usually find fantastic stones I just can't resist. That's coming up on May 12th, and my finds will be posted on my Facebook stone page.
I just purchased some fantastic one-of-a-kind stones from my stonecutter who did the gorgeous sky blue opals and bumblebee jasper that you see in the gallery section. I have two new blue opals, in a deeper cape cod blue that are fantastic quality. If you are wanting a blue opal piece, use the Contact Us button on the left to ask me about designing a custom piece for you.
That's all for now - hope you are enjoying this lovely Spring as much as I am!