Sunday, February 13, 2011

Longing for Spring

It’s mid February, and here in my city, as in many other Canadian cities, we are in the middle of a winter festival. Despite this my mind is already fast-forwarding to spring – the sights, the sounds and the smells. And of course, the freedom from heavy winter coats and boots!

These little birds by popnicute match up very well with my thoughts.


Lovebird Handmade Beads by popnicute supplies

Although I can’t do anything to make the snow melt any faster, I can bring the spirit of spring closer by wearing clothes in lighter, brighter colours than the darker neutrals typical of winter and by choosing jewelry that evokes that wonderful season.

I can almost feel the light brush of wings as this butterfly flits by or the light tickle of its feet as it lands on my hand...

Butterfly Ring by Jenifer's Family Jewels

I'm ready to feel the soft velvety petals, smell the heady perfume and see the bright colours of the flowers that will emerge from their long winter sleep...

Wire Crochet Flower Bracelet by Cat's Wire

The bright green of this stone brings to mind leaves and fresh grass...

Green Helenite Tube Set Ring by TJR Jewellery

Speaking of leaves, can't you hear these swaying in the wind?

Fine Silver Leaf Earrings by Red Bird Jewellery

With these sweet little blooms adorning my ears, winter would seem like a distant memory.

Sterling Bloom Earrings by Azoho

Do you ever get the winter blues? If so, how do you fight them?


Featuring artisan handmade creations by the Starving Artists jewelry team. SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current shop owner members can be found at SATEAM.etsy.com and here on ArtFire.

17 comments:

Red Bird Jewellery said...

it's just around the corner now! the evenings are seeming a lot lighter already, and these are lovely picks to welcome in the spring!

galadryl said...

What lovely "springy" choices, I am cheered up already. Can't wait for spring myself.

Ava said...

Ah Spring along with Summer, my favorite time of year. Each of these lovely pieces of jewelry are perfect for the season.

mcstoneworks said...

Any of these gorgeous pieces would be perfect for spring. It's just around the corner.

Jeanne said...

WOW! Beautiful, beautiful items there... vibrant color, interesting and diverse pieces, great imaginations here. What a treat!

Bonnie said...

I do get the Winter blues and your lovely post has given me hope for Spring. I usually fight the blues doing crafty indoor things, planning my garden and planning a Summer vacation.

Cat said...

Actually I'll let you know soon what I do ... seems that subject is in all our minds!
Beautiful choices, I'm honored to be included!

BeadSire said...

Noooo - you can't take our warmer climate from us... only kidding!

ShinyAdornments said...

I am SOOOOO ready for spring. Lovely spring color choices!

Kristy
Simply Shiny Blog

northern girl said...

Bonnie, planning a summer vacation sounds like a great plan :)

Carole said...

These are great picks to herald the coming of spring.

Koolbraider said...

I miss the butterflies. Jennifer's ring is lovely.

tjrjewellery said...

Still enjoying winter (fun watching the kids and dogs in the snow), but won't be complaining when spring comes!

DawninCal said...

These are lovely choices to represent Spring.

Spring arrived here early about three weeks ago, but is going to leave tomorrow as Winter isn't quite done yet!

Alegria Designs said...

Lovely spring choices!

AMDesignsbyAngela said...

I love your sneak preview of Spring...it is coming, right?

Nancy said...

Beautiful pieces! Kay's lovebird beads are adorable. The snow is starting to melt here and I can at least see my sidewalk, if not grass.