Monday, 22 October 2012

I can see both sides!



Hello there one and all!  
Today I am showcasing a reversible potato necklace.
 My daughter liked it so much that I decided to give it to her.
She wears it a lot and it looks really good on her!
 Following on you'll see just some of the things around me
 which have inspired the colours of both sides of this adjustable,
 bold and lightweight neck-piece.


Bright Side
featuring this on 
Mandarin Orange Monday today

More Muted Side


Rose


Crimson Rosella


I think he's watching us out of
the corner of his eye!



Superb Fairy Wren


Evening clouds reflected


Thank you for taking a peek into the things I do and what inspires them.
  I imagine you have similar stories to tell. 
Is there something recently that has influenced your creative pursuits?
 A beautiful sky perhaps, or the colour of the sea? 
 Would love to hear about it!



30 comments:

  1. It is great to have some art jewellery on Mandarin Orange Monday. Thank you. Perhaps I should do the same next time I make something. It is a great necklace, no wonder you daughter loved it. I enjoyed looking at the inspirations too. Thank you for being part of MoM, Jane :)

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    1. Thanks Lori! You should, you certainly have a lot to choose from in that colour!

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  2. I can see why these lovely birds inspired you:) You live in a beautiful area, I've been looking at the photos in your previous post too.

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    1. Thank you so much Rowan:) I think taking photos really helps you to see and appreciate the beauty of a place. We are sometimes liable to take our own surroundings for granted.

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  3. Great photos and potato jewellery - you are a clever girl! Expect you are looking forward to Mum's visit now? x

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  4. The Crimson Rosella is just gorgeous!

    Visiting from Mandarin Orange Monday (MoM).
    My MoM entry
    Have a great week ahead!

    PS.. I just started following your blog.

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    1. Yes Crimson Rosella's are beautiful aren't they! Thanks for following and look forward to sharing our experiences.

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  5. My sister-in-law gave birth recently to a beautiful baby boy and he is very pink when we visited him yesterday with my parents. You are very creative and your daughter must be proud to wear the necklace her mom created with love all the time. Take care :)

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    1. Oh Farida, how exciting to have a very new member of the family. Have they chosen a name yet? I bet there will be lots visits:) Enjoy:)

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  6. Jane you are so creative and those birds are such a great inspiration. I am wondering if they are native to your area of Australia. Incredible colors.
    Have a sweet day, Steve

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    1. Hi Steve. Yes these Rosellas and Wrens are both common where we live. The Rosella's are a medium sized parrot. The wrens are a tiny bird. The male is the brightly coloured showy one! The female is just a dull brown though still cute:)

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  7. What a super versatile idea Jane - and love the colours you have used - vibrant and delicious!

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    1. Glad you like the necklace Mel! I agree that they are so versatile. I did one which had tangerine on one side and aqua on the other and the edges and cord were black. I reckon it was two for the price of one!

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  8. Great necklace. I love the colors. You're a talented lady.

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  9. Oh thank you Dawn! I certainly have fun and love what I do, like you with your cooking:)

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  10. Hello Jane, It is so good to see that you are back making your lovely potato jewels. This piece is so bright and cheerful, I love the colors and can see that you had some marvelous inspiration.
    I do hope that every thing is splendid with you and that you are getting some beautiful spring weather :)
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  11. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too Connie:) This certainly was a cheery piece to make and yes the flowers and birds and all of nature combine to give you some pretty nice ideas don't they!

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  12. Lovely calm colour in this post Jane! I love the water/reflection photo :)

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by Jane! I love watching the reflections in our dam as the clouds skid by and the way they change through the day. Sunset is always a magical time.

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  13. I love the way the muted side looks, how beautiful. Lately I've been inspired by islands and the tropics. It's heavily influenced the colour palette in our home at the moment!

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    1. Welcome Vanisha and great to hear your comments. Specially happy to hear about your tropical island inspirations. I bet your home is lovely.

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  14. Dear Jane,
    the colours are so lovely - both sides, and just the 'cool' sort of colours I wear. To make jewellery out of potatoes is a stunning idea. Creativity (besides writing an translating, photographing and cooking): I started drawing again. Great joy.

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    1. How great to hear that you have started drawing again! As you say, creativity brings great joy. I am so glad you like my potato jewellery, I do too!

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  15. So beautiful , Jane and totally eco sustainable ....love your creations :)

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    1. Hello Priyanka, and thank you so much. You are right, my potato jewellery treads lightly on the earth:)

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  16. What lovely photos, especially the birds (love them) and the water reflection is cool! I live on a farm, too! New follower... so nice to meet you!

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    1. Welcome to you, my 40th Follower, and from a farm as well! I bet you have beautiful birds where you live too. I look forward to sharing with you:)

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