Etsy Shop Update.

I have listed a pair of perfect little leaf earrings along with a few items from the new 'a stitch in time saves nine' series.
Leaf earrings by Cari-Jane Hakes
I am making myself a pair - this is the test shot where I use a bit of sticky tape to see how the earrings will look.  It is not very high-tech, but it works.

Fiercely Feminine silver leaf earrings by Cari-Jane Hakes

This is the pair that are in the Etsy shop.  I never, never get tired of this leaf texture.  It still amazes me every time I patinate the silver and then begin to rub back the black. The flat silver begins to shine and the inky blackness stays in the indentations. As if by magic this perfect, delicate, intricate design appears.  No two are the same.  Uniquely beautiful.  It still makes me stop and stare at it's balanced irregularity.

Elsewhere on the bench, something much bigger is happening.  It is very bold.  I was almost annoyed to have to leave it and retire for sleep.  But sleep I must.