Spring is here?

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Yes, it is officially spring.  Unfortunately, winter is not taking it well and keeps throwing more cold and snow our way.  I’m here to tell you that it really is coming though!  I can see the snowdrops struggling to lift their heads up in my front rose garden.  (They’re so small it would look like a photo of dirt if I tried to capture them).

What we really need right now is some color!  Of course, color is always the answer.  The first colors to come out in force in my garden are greens and pinks.  So let’s see what we have to look forward to….

Queen of the musks bud.
Queen of the musks bud.

Most of my roses are quite early, bringing all sorts of joy to spring.

"Seafoam" blossom, starts pale blush pink, finishes white.
“Seafoam” blossom, starts pale blush pink, finishes white.

I’m not really a pink person, but boy do I love my pink flowers!  I was inspired by a carved rose in rose quartz to make a harbinger of spring necklace: Spring rose.

Spring rose!
Spring rose!

The spring theme is completed by the etched silver vines and leaves, peridot, and more pink in the form of rose quartz and freshwater pearls.  Making this necklace also reminded me how much I like peridot, maybe there’s going to be more peridot showing up in my next designs!  I was also happy to have the lovely etched silver highlighted.

The etched sterling vines and leaves.
The etched sterling vines and leaves.

If you would like to carry a little bit of spring around with you, this necklace is in the shop now!

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On that note, I’ll leave you more pink and green delight.

Carolina rose (species rose)
Carolina rose (species rose)
Peony, variety unknown but I think it's a vintage/antique one.  And yes, like the roses, this is scented.
Peony, variety unknown but I think it’s a vintage/antique one. And yes, like the roses, this is scented.

Hope you are in the pink, my friends!

Valerie

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