Friday, 16 October 2015

Hi everyone and welcome to my tiny blog.
When i heard about lees blog hop i was very excited to join in as i loved the theme idea.
But then my mojo which has been a occasional guest finally decided to depart completely.
For days (weeks) i couldn't  face going into my workspace as every thing seemed to be shouting out to me all at once! 
That was until this last 12 days. I have spent lots of time outside walking and soaking in nature whilst capturing images of toadstools. All of my communing refreshed my being and made me realise we all have these ebbs and flows in life, but the wheel keeps turning.

I remembered a lady once said to me i should try to incorporate my love of toadstools into my work and so i did! 
When we look at these amazing organisms we should remember they are on the journey too whilst helping the wood they grow from rot into the earth.

This was a real learning curve as far as making tiny copper objects, the smallest caps measure 2.5mm and all have been brazed onto the stalks before being fitted into wood that has been collected on my walks locally and on English beaches.
 Although this was made to pop onto a shelf it is so small it could be worn as a pendant.

This piece is a tiny ornament with the copper toadstools placed at one end.

 I also made myself some fun earrings ready for halloween.

Thank you for taking the time to visit,
Enjoy the Dance.

I really hope i have linked everything properly and that you can continue from this page.

Lee Koopman                           Strega Jewellry

Sam Waghorn                           Pale Moon Creations
Dini Bruinsma                            Angaza by Changes
Mowse Doyle                              Mouse Made This
Lori Blanchard                            Alainn Jewelry
Robin Showstack                        The Crazy Bead Hoarder
Amy Jorgensen                           Hoarders Corner
Nan Smith                                    Wired Nan
Tammy Adams                             Paisley Lizard
Catherine King                              Catherine’s Musings
Michelle McCarthy                         Firefly Designs Studio
Betony Maiden                             Beadwenches Blog
Becca White                                  Morgana Fey Creations
Kim Dworak                                   Cianci Blue
Tami Norris                                   Tamis Creative Spot
Inge Von Roos                               Inge’s Blog
Terry Jeanette Carter                    Tapping Flamingo
Deb Fortin                                       Mhoti Studio
Melissa Trudinger                           Bead Recipes