Fall has officially arrived here in Illinois, Midwest USA. And so begins our harvest season. For the next couple of months I’ll be spending time in the tractor seat helping my husband with gathering, storing, moving this year’s crops.
Feeling blessed with the opportunity to help with the family farm and spend time outdoors enjoying the fabulous fall weather, sights, sounds, aromas! Therapy for the soul.
Although my time for actually creating new items will be limited during the next couple of months, tractor time gives me an opportunity to reflect and consider new designs and ideas for future creations.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for that unique, one-of-a-kind piece of elegant casual handmade jewelry or an earthy eclectic curio for your home decor both of my Etsy shops, JudysTreehouse and JudysTreehouseToo will be open. The items in both of my shops have already been created, are ready to ship and will be packaged up and taken to the post office within one to three (post office) business days after purchase.
Keep in mind, if you’re holiday shopping now is the time to get your online shopping done early to avoid potential delivery delays during high volume shipping times.
Wishing you a joyful fall autumn season. Be and stay safe!
I have an obsession confession. Sometimes (okay, often) when I’m perusing for unique stones or beads to work into my jewelry creations I come across some pieces that almost make me hyperventilate with that “gotta have this” feeling. Although my habit (okay, my reasoning way of thinking would/should be) is to wait a day or two before purchasing to “make sure” this is truly an “object of my affection” and not a “passing phase” that will fade by the next day, sometimes I just can’t wait. I get nervous thinking that I might miss my window of opportunity if I don’t buy it RIGHT NOW! I’ve even found myself unable to sleep during my self-induced “waiting period” and have jumped out of bed in the middle of the night, vetoing my inner voice that says “wait” and moving forward with a “buy it now” mentality. This results in a momentary sense of peace and the ability to then garner an hour or two of much needed sleep until I start thinking about matching beads.
This is the case with these ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS dalmatian jasper teardrop pendants. First I purchased one, then I purchased a few more. I think I purchased six (maybe a couple more than that) in total, and I REALLY WANT MORE! But, I restrain myself so that I will make just a few limited edition pieces which will make them all the more precious for those discerning few fashion fanatics who strive for individuality.
These short statement necklaces feature natural semi-precious gemstones and stones with each dalmatian jasper pendant supported by a strand of a contrasting yet complementary gemstone beads. Although similar, each necklace is unique in color combination not to mention the eclectic designs created by the natural occurring striations, bands, inclusions, and veins found in each individual stone.
These are the few necklaces I’ve created with these cool dalmatian jasper pendants and anticipate I’ll finish up the last few within the next couple of months.
In the meantime, did I mention these awesome amazonite and tiger eye pendants I recently stumbled across………