Spring has Sprung & Viking Knit Jewellery grows!

As Spring has come and it’s been some time since I last entered a new Post….. Since the last post we have moved to a new nest so the packing unpacking & feathering of our home has been all consuming.  What a joy to have beautiful spaces to soak up inspirations and be cradled in peace, great for creativity.  Surrounded by cedars, oaks and some fruit trees we love our terraced garden which is a popular bird ‘restaurant’ & we are continually entertained by their antics…. hummingbirds, sparrows and small look alikes, ravins, fat robins, big blue jays and woodpeckers singing here and there.   I will be so thrilled to be creating my jewellery in my ‘wee studio’ when we finish the project, wow my own studio! WooHoo!

Amidst all our exciting adventures I have been possessed by the intrigue of creating Viking Knit Bracelets in copper and silver and include a set I offered as a contest giveaway in More Living Magazine….. so enter and win!  It’s a great local Nanaimo magazine and fun to be a part of this issue.  My husband Ralph continues to teach Vipasana Meditation and can be found on our website:  www.steppingstonesworkshops.com

While in San Francisco with our family I managed to get some photos of “Stella’s Lapis Lazuli Necklace & Earring Set” and the Blues of the Lapis match Stella’s beautiful blue eyes, Beautiful Blues for a Lovely Friend!

I also had the joy of spending hours with Susan at the Beading Frenzy (see Bead Resources for info) and now have more Murano Glass feature pieces and a lot of Swarovski Crystals, fantastic colors… sparkles …. and simply beautiful…. can’t wait to create!

Lapis Lazuli is a semi-precious stone with intriguing qualities and history, I’ll pop that in below here.  My Lapis Lazuli is from Afghanistan.

Lapis Lazuli is a relatively rare semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense blue color. Lapis lazuli has been mined from mines in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan for over 6,000 years and there are sources that are found as far east as in the region around Lake Baikal in Siberia. Trade in the stone is ancient enough for lapis jewelry to have been found at Predynastic Egyptian sites, and as lapis beads at neolithic burials in Mehrgarh, the Caucasus, and even as far from Afghanistan as Mauritania.

Copper & Turqoise Viking Knit Bracelet Set

Copper & Turqoise Viking Knit Bracelet Set - Contest Giveaway - More Living Magazine

Tibetan Turqoise & Silver - Earrings for a Goddess - March 2011

Tibetan Turqoise & Silver - Earrings for a Goddess - March 2011

Lovely Stella wearing her Lapis Lazuli Necklace & Earrings Set
Lovely Stella wearing her Lapis Lazuli Necklace & Earrings Set
Lapis Lazuli & Savorski Crystal Earrings - Stella's "Garden Blues"
Lapis Lazuli & Savorski Crystal Earrings – Stella’s “Garden Blues”
Stella's Lapiz Lazuli & Silver Necklace - Lotus Flower Hand Carved Feature Piece
                     Stella’s Lapiz Lazuli & Silver Necklace –                        Lotus Flower Hand-Carved Feature Piece
Well, Onward and Upward in my day.  I am pleased to have updated my blog but apologize for not yet getting my website off the ground, wow does that take time and doing…… but good things are worth waiting for right?!!  
…..You can still contact me via email for any Custom Orders.   
Happy Spring &  Vaya con Dios ~ Lucy
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~ by tribalstonesjewellery on April 14, 2011.

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