Since you asked:

"Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, to guard a title that was rich before, to gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful and ridiculous excess."

~William Shakespeare,
ca. 1595

Yup, that's us.

October 08, 2009

Sickly and puny...

Well, it finally got me. After a whole week of sleeping on the sofa with the dogs so Mr. wouldn't breathe on me at night, dodging sneezes and coughs with the agility of a slalom skier, and assiduously wiping the phone receiver or using the still got me. I guess after Nathalie contracting it, and then Alain, the house was so saturated with microbes I didn't stand a chance.

It's a nasty cold, if you haven't had it, and even though I don't think I had it to the extent of the rest of my family, it still knocked me for a loop. Even without the benefit of mind-altering over-the-counter cold medications, it still left me feeling a bit odd. It really gets you off balance not to feel your usual self.

In spite of that, I managed to take a couple of days for some creative time, and make a batch of jewelry going out to a shop in Reno, and will be anxious to hear how it does. You always feel a bit mother-hennish about it, pushing the little ones out of the nest, and waiting to see if they fly or fall.

This is one of the pieces I sent out, made up with this beautiful silver repousse cameo I've had tucked for a while. It's loaded up with haskell pearls, green amethyst, aged rondelles, and emerald, plus a sterling Georgian hook...take a peek below:

Also received some wonderful items in from the folks who make our molds and pour for us. In spite of also having the same awful flu/cold, they managed to knock out some samples and send them over to me. This is a really substantial medaille de merite...

Shown below is a grouping of three Lourdes medals that I am really pleased with. They made up quickly into a little rosary styled necklace with rhinestone accents, connectors and the addition of some of our other smaller medals...

Love this piece! Beautiful medallion depicting Joan of Arc, facing the traditional emblems of her sword, the crown and lilies, and inscribed , "1412 Jeanne d'Arc 1431..."

And look what flew in! I love this adorable little bird brooch depicting a swallow in flight. One of my favorite motifs, and I am happy to have a few of these in the store...


The Pink Birdhouse said...

LOVE the necklace in the first photo! I am sure it will be one of the first items to find its way to a new home, soon to adorn the throat of some very lucky lady!! D.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Oh Nancy, I DO hope you are feeling better. Everyone and their MOTHER at work has been sick. I managed to dodge the bullet and get out of there yesterday squeeky clean *smiles*

I'm getting on a ship Sunday and I sure didn't want to take anything "extra" with me!

aBohemianMarket said...

Hi Nanc:
I certainly hope you are feeling better; not fun to be sick when you are not use to it.
I like the necklace and the rhinestone bird. Wow, it is spectacular!!! Yet, you always ahve Spectacular items!!!

Maija said...

Everything is beautiful despite your illness! I'm so glad you are feeling better.
I love your new castings- I'd like to get one of the Joan of Arc and I'd love to get my hands on one of those birds- still have one?
oxox Maija

kecia said...

oh bummer, you're not feeling well. so many people sick and it's only oct! rest up is all you can do.