The beautiful Ms. Rita from Jewel School Friends blog is hosting a Summer Elements Blog Hop today! I made three pairs of earrings for myself, in a summery theme, and thought I’d show you those! I got the beads from a bead show here in Pittsburgh over the winter, or maybe even in the fall, and just never got around to showing them on my blog! These are faceted beads, have no idea the stone, but they are opaque, I’m thinking some kind of dyed agate.
These are gorgeous faceted angelite beads! They are just too pretty, I want to eat them!
And then these ones, I picked up from a table and the owners of the booth were probably pretty upset that they had to be at a bead show that day, from their attitude. I have no idea what the “stone” is – they are not real stones, I hope they aren’t asbestos or something like that. But I did like the crackled effect and they are faceted as well! I’m on a faceted kick right now!
So here are some of my home elements, water and fire. First, my pool, which if you look very closely is green in the deep end and this rain today is not helping…
And here’s my rain barrel – I didn’t set it up last summer, and it didn’t really matter as we basically had no rain last summer to fill it up with! This summer, so far, we do and it’s nearly full! Of course, if we keep getting all the rain, I won’t need it…ironic.
And finally, my chiminea. We really like to make fires here, and roast marshmallows and enjoy the flowers, etc. See my bird girl in the background (remember Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil?). I love Savannah and all it has to offer as a city, so I had to get myself a souvenir. Don’t know if you can see my Greek head vase either, it’s on the fence with the yellow flowers, I got that in Athens and I love it!!!
Thanks for visiting! Here’s a list of everyone else who is participating, I hope you go visit them! And thank you to Rita who is so kind and patient and allowed me to join late!