Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Seal Lullaby


Seal Lullaby

Oh! hush thee, my baby, the night is behind us
And black are the waters that sparkle so green.

The moon, o'er the combers, looks downward to find us
At rest in the hollows that rustle between.

Where billow meets billow, there soft be thy pillow;
Ah, weary wee flipperling, curl at thy ease!

The storm shall not wake thee, nor sharks overtake thee,
Asleep in the arms of the slow-swinging seas.

By Rudyard Kipling

Monday, October 17, 2011

Can't See The Forest For The Trees..


Sometimes life gets hectic. 
Beyond hectic. 
We lose sight of the important things in life 
and worry ourselves silly with the itty bitty things that should  
in a perfect world 
remain small and insignificant.

Made entirely of sterling silver. 
Wonderfully textural and with silent presence.

Hope you're taking the time to enjoy your nows 
and not wasting time worrying about your laters.

xo Blue Gnome

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving this year has come and gone.  
It was a lovely weekend of hot apple cider, quiet chats and a roaring fire..everything Thanksgiving is supposed to be.  There was turkey, warm caramel fondue with fresh fall apples and my Grandma Jones's unbeatable butter tarts.  The days following the fall harvest feast were filled with lazy afternoon naps and endless mugs of hot tea, filled to the brim with milk and honey.  So many things to be thankful for this year..every year..but this one in particular. The love of family and friends, our cozy home, the health of my furry sidekick.  The celebration of new beginnings and the healing of old wounds.  I wake up each and every morning with a reminder that I truly am blessed.

The long weekend also allowed me the time to finish some little pieces that've been patiently waiting to be worked on in my shop.  Amber hued carnelians and deep green peridot are such an irresistible pairing especially this time of year.  I also found a gorgeous little nugget of rosewood in my treasure box of odds and ends, perfect for another Giving Tree ring.  All that and more, available in my shop.

 Sterling, carnelian, peridot - Caramel Apple pendant

Sterling, carnelian - Under The Harvest Moon 

Sterling, rosewood - The Giving Tree ring

Sterling, ocean jasper - Remnants of Summer ring