I’ve been getting very carried away with the arrival of spring, a little precipitously as it turns out, because we’ve had both hail and sleet over the past 24 hours. However, we’ve had sunshine in between, and some very warm days before that. The forsythia is just about to break into flower, the trees are all budding, and the wild garlic, bluebells, daffodils and allium are peeping through the soil.
So, all in all, I feel quite justified in working on some designs inspired by spring flowers over the past few days. They include the cherry blossom earrings at the top of the post, and this oxidised copper pendant.
I’ve recently acquired a new, more powerful blowtorch, which means that I can make round bangles (my other blowtorch is too weedy to heat them up enough to melt the solder). The two that I’ve finished so far both feature spring-inspired charms.
I’ll probably be posting photos of snow before March is out, but whatever happens weather-wise, spring is definitely in the air as far as my jewellery designs are concerned!