I like Autumn. Of course I'm sad when the summer is over but there is something special about Autumn. Apart from October being my birthday month, I love the fiery reds, coppers, ochre and cinnamon shades of the plants in my garden and the leaves on the trees. The garden wall is aflame with red Boston Ivy. There is a voluptuousness in Autumn's generosity as it fills the hedgerows with berries. Last year, after picking sloes, I was inspired to make this gorgeous little bracelet using some very round dark pearls which really reminded me of the sloe berries. The bush they come from is known as Blackthorn. This bracelet was featured recently in a lovely autumnal treasury - click here to view the treasury.
My sparkly little brooches will be out on the stall at Christmas craft fairs this year and I now have a lovely new wicker bowl which I bought from the Scilly Socks shop at Porthloo on St Mary's in which to display my wares. The brooches really do look nice against the deep brown wood and the stand is going to look very Christmassy indeed!
The above specially commissioned autumnal brooch features a few shades of green as well as copper, orange and topaz beads which really made this brooch personal to the recipient - read the feedback given by the buyer at www.etsy.com/shop/inspiredscilly. Happy Autumn!