Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hey, Long Time!!!!

I made it back to Durham from one of the most beautiful places in the world...well, to me anyway. Nothing like going back home & getting Mom & Grandma love. Watching the ground flatten & the cotton fields whiz by me as I got closer made me realize how much I love this land.

It wasn't until I moved away, that I noticed the brackish fragrance that drifts in from the sound & lingers in my memory. One day I'll go back stay. I'll have a house on our farm that looks out onto the water to be awaken each morning by the warmth of the rising sun.

I have a few things headed to the shop this afternoon. This is my golf ball marker. Carolyn, from Autumn Leaves Jewelry has been a huge help to me while I was trying to get this off the ground...after all, she cornered the market on Etsy. Mine is a little smaller & has the little peg thing on the back. A friend of mine asked me to make him one & gave me a little plastic one as a model.....probably the only thing from Rolex I'll ever own.

Care, what do you think? I'm going to make it available with up to 3 letters. I only have one letter stamp set & this marker is about the size of a dime, so I don't have a lot of space for stamping. It'll come in a "velvet" pouch packed in a gift box.

Here's a pendant with a simple white quartz. You can't see it from this photo, but behind the little flower is the silhouette of a dandelion. A simple little necklace.

I have some exciting news, but I'm gonna wait to tell you. tee hee. Doncha hate that??? It's not really a huge thing, but means a lot to me, for several reasons.
I hope you all have had a great week..I missed you.



Stormy said...

Welcome back!

I do see the dandelion silhouette ~ pretty piece!

I just ordered a metal stamp set. Small 1/8"; mainly for my "makers mark", when *that* time comes.

Oh sure!... tease us with yr exciting news, just to make us wait! :P

I'd better get to the soldering table while i still have a little good light...

Willow Branch said...

Thanks Stormy!!

I'm still practicing with the stamps...lining them up & getting them spaced properly is a bit tedious, but I think I just need more practice.

Hope you had a good time soldering.


CarolynArtist said...

Pam!!! I love that golf ball marker and the presentation! WOOT! I'm so glad you went for it, and yours are 3D! :-)
Love love love the cotton, ooooo North Carolina is soooooo gorgeous!
Been missing you!

Willow Branch said...

Thanks Care!! It was nice to get back here & re-connect with my friends.


Beth said...

The new piece is lurvely!! When you click on the pic and go to the larger sized one, you can see the other flower in the back. I LOVE that little touch. Glad you're back and that you had a nice time with your mom and grandmother :)

Willow Branch said...

Thanks Miss Beth!! It was nice to see them again....made me feel a little more grounded.