Where the week went!

What fabulous weather we have been having - ok its not going to last (in the southwest at least) so of course I've been making the most of it! Monday, a bank holiday or May Day as we call it, was really warm and we (the family) went to TRerice, owned now by the National Trust, a beautiful Elizabethan house and gardens. Elli and E even had a go at playing Cornish Kayling - a game of skittles, and ELli tried her hand at brass rubbings. LOts of sunshine and a run around the maze - great fun. Mamma, Gump and Nanny came to - so cups of tea and slices of cake finished off the day!
Of course when the weather is fine my designs tend to turn blue don't they and this one is no exception - named Arethusa after the NYmph who who turned into a fountain - these turquoise briolettes are gorgeous!
This bracelet is named Rioja and is garnet, crystal quartz and bali silver - all wound onto dainty chain for a really slinky feel - I'm working on a kyanite, iolite and moonstone one at the moment and have slightly pink arms from sitting outside this afternoon!!


Beverley Abbott said...

LOL Im pink too!! Thats the thing about having fair skin and I do try to be very careful!
Love the turquoise and the bracelet - I bet that took bloomin ages!

Love bev xxxx

Jo said...

Gorgeous turquoise Jo! You're not the only one with pink arms today - I kept thinking 'I'll just do this bit and go indoors for more suntan lotion'. 30 minutes later..... And I expect I'll be just as daft tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Oh, your day sounds just lovely!! Your new creations are gorgeous as well, my personal favorite is the bracelet - so beautiful! ~Sharon

jewellery by erin said...

That bracelet looks like it took forever and a day. You have the patience of a saint. your work is gorgeous.
I really love the necklace, it'sa the second piece I have seen in the last little while with the same name. And I didn't even know the myth of Arethusa before this month. :)


Jewellery Craft said...

I'm fair skinned but go brown easily still having had to have two moles removed I'm trying to be a bit more responsible about the sun, thing, is I love it, an spend hours basking in it, I'll look like a wrinkled old prune!

Turquoise is such a fantastic stone for the summer, beautiful necklace!


Catherine said...

I can't believe this weather - Friday and still hot and sunny! I love the necklace and the the bracelet! So beautiful!

Barb Macy said...

Droooooool . . . .that is gorgeous!

BetteJo said...

Patience, patience, patience. I just don't have it!

Weather here is rainy and cool. Tired of it. Want my windows open!