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I hadn’t been feeling as creative lately, but my muse seems to be coming back. I hope so. I always miss creative time when I’m not feeling it. I made two necklaces today.

The first one started with amazing pearl chain from Candie Cooper. I got the chain from her etsy store, but she has just opened her Nostalgica shop, so you might want to visit that. I believe she will fully transition over to that site eventually. I knew the only thing that chain would need was a pendant. I’ve been thinking about how I should use some of the work from artists I buy from a lot instead of just hoarding it. I ended up choosing this botanical pendant by Jeni Houser Alasad. I think it is a great pairing with the chain. Perfect for autumn!

Necklace with chain made of pearls and dark ,eta; bead caps. The pendant is  a large semi-rectangle with leaves in fall colors.

Then I made a necklace I’d been thinking about a little while using part of the Wildflower Lake kit I got from Green Girl Studios. I am so in love with this kit.

Necklace with small bronze eye pendant with a variety of glass/foil lampwork beads and small gemstone beads.

All the beads in the necklace are from the kit except the six vintage mustard/foil beads near the front. I thought those went nicely with the vintage lampwork bead that also has a foil look that is from the kit. I just love, love, love that bead. The eye charm is also from Green Girl Studios, but not from the kit. I added the clasp from my stash. I knotted this on waxed linen, my favorite way to string. It’s not always possible with smaller beads, but these had generous enough holes. I’m super happy with how it turned out. It just looks like opening a treasure chest.

It’s turned cold enough here for blankets and socks and maybe even turning the heat on soon. Maybe the change of seasons is inspiring. Whatever it is, I’ll take it.