Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Just one new beady goody for your viewing pleasure.....

The English Garden. The only thing I managed to finish last week. Sorry, but I worked about 62 hours, this is all I had time for.

The cabochon is the work of Leslee Giovale-Texeira, a lady of many talents, from wonderful Kailua, Hawaii. The lovely shades of sky and ocean come together in her ceramic work, all so full of life and light.
Her store on Etsy , Rare Earth Beads features cabochons, pendants, recycled glass beads, coconut beads,and many other wonderful things, and occasionally she has wonderful ceramic cabochons with a crackle glass glaze, one of which I purchased from her.

When you get something new and awesome, you don't always know what to do with it, right?

Well, I don't. So I took my sweet time and imagined what this rare piece of beauty would want to be surrounded by, what home can I make for it?

Then I thought of how it resembled a lake in a shaded green park, in an English garden, overgrown, but not forgotten,something mysterious, but light and serene.

And this is what came of it. Imagine the forest floor beneath your feet as you walk through this almost-jungle, a maze of light green with shifting shadows and dew drops...

By the time I was done with it, it also started to remind me of Poison Ivy a bit too. Particularly Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy. What do you guys think?


  1. Very beautiful Kinga, I love all the different shades of green you used. I does remind me of a forest. I don't know the reference to Uma Thurman so I can not answer that question.

  2. Therese,Uma Thurman played Poison Ivy, a female villain in Batman and Robin, possibly the worst Batman movie ever, but she made the role cool. She had deep red hair, and a very green ensemble.
    Oh,and her kisses killed. Her lips were full of poison, quite a femme fatale, and this bracelet would have matched her outfit:))))

  3. what a stunning piece Kinga, I love the idea of being in a forest, such creativity, and you are right Uma Thurman's outfit would be a perfect match for this cuff

  4. Oh My!!! You are amazing!!! Love this English watering or pruning:)

  5. Great and wonderful bracelet - unique and so many and lovely shades of green -the name english garden fits perfect!
    Best greetings: