Tuesday, August 16, 2011

British Isles

I still got them on my mind, I guess. Not that I saw that much, we only visited Cambridge last week. We had grand weather and there was eye candy all around, I wouldn't even know where to start - in the Fitzwilliam Museum where we fell in love with this painting by Millais ...


... outside King's College Chapel where we fell in love with the majestic dragon and greyhound ...


... on the River Cam in a punt with a student ... ok, I'll stop here although I indeed have a picture ;-)

I got myself a small companion from Wales (for British diversity, so-to-speak) to help me show you a few items from members of our team. Hello, little penguin, are you ready? Good!

Snuggle penguin - buttercup by Eddy's Pressies


Colla is from Dublin, Ireland. Do you want to take an educated guess who chose this lovely fish brooch from her shop to show here? You don't have to look far ...


Erika Price Designs actually is located in Cambridge, does that mean I was so close to the beautiful Black Magic necklace and didn't know it? What a shame!


When rummaging around in Bead Up A Storm's shop, I found this. Do you think the dragon on King's College Chapel is looking a little annoyed because Vanessa took a tooth from him? I don't think so, but the question is - where did she find that beauty? ;-)


All jewelry items featured above were created by members of the Starving Jewelry Artists 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.
 
By Cat's Wire

12 comments:

mcstoneworks said...

Thank you for sharing your pics and featuring such beautiful pieces from "across the pond".

Carole said...

That dragon's tooth is amazing!

Jeanne said...

Oh wow I can see why you love that picture so much, Cat... I love it too! Great post today!

Ness said...

That is a wonderful Millais picture, Cat. I'd not seen it before. I keep going back to look. Those girls are lovely and the wolfhound, too.

Gorgeous pics from the UK (and Ireland!) Thanks for featuring my dragon's tooth bead :)

Cat said...

Can you believe we actually went back to the Fitzwilliam Museum just to look at it again?
We were sitting on the bench in the room from where you could see the painting on the opposite wall to let it sink in for a long time.

And - what do you have to say about the dragon and the tooth, Ness? Fess up, lady! ;-)

Rita alias alatvian said...

Gorgeous finds! Thanks for sharing!

Colla said...

Great post Cat! Love the dragon and the greyhound..
Which one of your cats fished my brooch? thank you for including it! :)

Red Bird Jewellery said...

lovely pics! Glad you're enjoying cambridge...how long are you over here for and where are you off to next?

Cat said...

It was just one week of vacation - and Monday it's back to work ;-)

StudioDTQ said...

Looks like this was just an amazing trip- and I love all the great selections you featured!

DawninCal said...

I feel like I've just had a holiday in the British Isles thanks to your post, Cat!

Very cool photos and wonderful items from the members of the team who are from the area.

BeadSire said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip, I love the picture of the dragon what amazing architecture!