I walked through the forest on a sunny day.
Butterflies flitted from flower to wildflower gathering nectar.
Bird songs filled the air. I took a deep breath and was at ease with the world.
Sunshine flowed through swaying pine branches.
Rocks glittered with the light. Moss grew in the shade on the north side of the trees.
Wildflowers scattered color and scent among the stones and trees.
The yellows, greens, browns, rust and gold fed my soul.
Here I sit with my beads, my wire, and my photographs. I dream of that walk again and create my ‘forest walk’ necklace. The silver clay setting has a small polished dark stone surrounded by memories of flowers and leaves in relief. A little engraving of vines and a hint of yellow (Gilder’s Paste) complete the silver part of the design.
My picture of a butterfly on wildflowers is set in the upper bezel protected with Ice Resin that magnifies the details. Small tumbled beads, the colors of my walk, are amber, glass, malachite and turquoise.
The necklace looks a little old. I could have conjured it up on my walk. Perhaps I did.