Tuesday

Out of the Blue




BLUE........ brings to mind...

the sea... a clear sky... eyes... old glass... berries...

birds... flowers... robin's eggs... blue-stockings...

music, if plural... la la la la la...

true blue... ribbons at the fair... feelings... out of the blue...

mountains... baby blue... into the wild blue yonder...







DESIDERATUM Art Jewelry... "Robin's Egg Blue" ... Sterling Silver Wrapped Blue Czech Glass on handmade sterling earwires... just a little over 1¼" long from top of earwire to base of blue glass drop...






"Robin's Egg Blue" are part of our "Earth Collection"



 $30.00 pr.   Contact Me

64 comments:

Ruth said...

Count me in, count me in. I am greedy! I just got my first Gwen earrings, and I want more (Peter brought me the clear crystal long danglies from St. John, yay! so gorgeous). I won't lie, I won't play selfless. Gimme a chance to win!

Maybe it will be a Blue Christmas pour moi!!

Robyn said...

Yes please count me in! They are the prettiest sea blue. I love the way you have displayed them, Gwen.

shicat said...

oooh, I would love to own those blue beauties. count me in PLEASE!!!

Chris said...

I love those earrings! Please consider me.

Anet said...

Me, Me, Me! I love them:) Except I already won a lovely holiday cheer box,so... maybe I shouldn't.

Angela Wales Rockett said...

Oh, yes please! Those are beautiful.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks to everyone who have left their names, so far...

and Anet, don't be silly, this is a new game, and your name is in the blue bowl...

Open to one and all!!

Serena said...

OMG!!! I'm squealing with excitement!!! Those blue earrings are so beautiful and I would LOVE a chance to own them. Please....I beg you....add my name to the blue bowl.

Btw, I love how you have photographed them!

love, light and peace,
serena

Emily B. said...

Hooray! Please enter me into the drawing. I love the earrings, and blue is my favorite color. Thanks!

Penny said...

Oh please enter my name too, I would adore a pair of your earrings. Not that I have much luck in winning stuff but you never know.they are such lovely things.

Jamie said...

These are the most beautiful shade of blue. They are the color of the ocean and remind me of how far away I am from the sea (being landlocked in Montana...) You create lovely art! Jamie V
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http://rem-nants.blogspot.com

Morna said...

These are a beautiful blue, Gwen. Yes, I want to be chosen from your blue bowl, although I'm sure people will think it looks "fishy" if I win - since you won my make-do pincushione! But don't let that stop you from picking my name! I especially am enjoying these earring because .... I have started fiddling with jewelry making. I don't know what got me started - maybe from seeing so many beautiful things on etsy - that I couldn't afford! I would never have expected this - I always think we are either hard surface people or soft surface people. And I am obviously a soft surface person. It will be interesting to see how much soft stuff will end up being incorporated in whatever jewelry I make. So far, I am not doing any "real" making, as in I haven't made my own chain, nor have I done anything that requires soldering (yet). I've been designing, stringing and connecting. But I am at the beginning of the journey, so that's okay. I have taken a silk knotting class (so I could restring my pearls by myself), and a wire wrapping class. And I've bought some fabulous books. I spend my free time at the bead store, acquiring. And I am digging up my collections of "stuff" that I love but never know what to do with - talisman necklaces, here I come!

MamaShift said...

Those might go nicely with my new stubbly hair!

Very pretty, Gwen. And nice to see you. You're making yourself rare 'round these parts! What a busy life will do to ya, huh?

Arija said...

wen they veritably sing to me. I love your silverwork and the blue crystal drops. Just beautifully suited to each other. Unfortunately I have just the ear holes God gave me.

Louisa said...

They are beautiful.

VioletSky said...

I fell in love with those earrings at first glance...and then I read the post.

Y'know, they would really bring out the blue in my eyes, beautifully.

(Ruth is indeed greedy!)
So am I.

annette emms said...

Oooooh Gwen, they are lovely! Please count me in too!x

Hillary said...

I love blue, but I do not have pierced ears, love your photography too. Still watching and enjoying. Hillary

wooly daisy said...

OMG! they are gorgeous!!!!! please add woolydaisy to the drawing. oh how i hope i win!!!!! i can't remember the last time i had a new pair of earrings-and some as fine and beautiful as that would be a blesssing!

Anonymous said...

They are sooo beautiful and I would love to win them, I didn't have a chance to get to the show in Saint John to see your beautiful work this year.

I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Krista L.

Pam said...

They are beautiful. Please add my name.

Jeannie said...

Yes please....I would love to have my name in the blue bowl....if I win at least I will have one xmas present.

Shelley O'Blenes said...

They are simply 'stunning'! and...blue is my favorite color (well, okay one of them). My hubby still makes fun of my 'blue days' he calls them...seems that's all I wore when we first dated! LOL

Take care my friend,

Shelley O said...

Addionally, a great reason to get my ears pierced for Christmas! Hmm....

Gwen Buchanan said...

Oh I am so glad that so many of you felt you would like to have these for your own...

Thank you all for leaving your names... you are all sweet!!!

Keep 'em coming...

Jacky said...

These are so beautiful... please put my name in the draw.

Wonderful post too with all of these allusions.

Teri Prestash said...

pick me! pick me! pick me!
Love them!

painter girl said...

Oh! How beautiful. I would love to be put in the blue bowl for these gorgeous earrings.
Thank you Gwen for hosting such a generous give-a-way!
Leanne

Jazz said...

These earrings are beautiful. The colour the wire holding them. I want them. Glad to see I'm not the only greedy one!

You are such a generous soul.

Sandy said...

Not only are the earrings beautiful but ....are a few of those photos~~~ paintings. The first and last one look like paintings, gorgeous works of art.

gwen said...

Please put my name in your draw - the earrings are beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

Don said...

I get a little jealous of you women getting to wear these beauties. If I win them, I will wear them first, then give them to Ruth!

Really

DJ said...

Gwen, thank you for stopping by my new blog, because I wouldn't have been led here and seen your lovely work, otherwise! I would like to be included in the blue bowl, too!
Love your wrapping technique, and the color is so unusual.
I'll be back to view more...

Deborah Carr said...

Like droplets of aquamarine sky, captured in place.

wish now (as my grandfather used to say)...that I might win...

Gwen Buchanan said...

Don if that happens you know We will all need a picture of you on the walkway, modeling....
Thank you everyone!!!! for your beautiful comments! I am enjoying reading each and everyone of them...

Marie Alton said...

Oh My ... Blue is my #1 fave colour...and these are awesome! I'd feel so lucky if I were to win them. I used these same teardrops to make a mobile that I have hanging in my kitchen window...suspended from monofilament...they look like raindrops suspended in motion!

Tara said...

Oh wow. These are so lovely... amazing. What a very generous thing to do!

Bridgette Carten said...

These are awesome! Please put my name in on the draw.

Leslie said...

What a lovely gift these will make for the lucky one. Thank you for your generosity.

Carol said...

They are beautiful...anything I say would just be repeating those who commented before me. Please add my name to the blue bowl and thank you. I am a new reader of your blog.

rivergardenstudio said...

Such a gorgeous pair of earings and and your words of blue... please include me in the drawing... i love them so! (and have a happy weekend!) Roxanne

Bella McBride said...

I would love to have a new pair of earrings for Christmas, especially these ones! Please add my name to the blue bowl!

cvitka said...

a few drops from the ocean.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Yay!!! lots of names to shuffle around... I am so pleased to add you all to the draw...

Annie said...

Hello!
I live in Quebec and my english is very bad... but I just want to say that your creations are gorgeous. I read your blog every week... I bought 3 of your earrings last summer at St-Jonh's and I wear it weekly. Your a fabulous artist! I want to win too!

kim shields said...

I would love to give these beautiful earrings to my daughter for Christmas. Please put my name in the blue bowl. Merry Christmas and God Bless you and your family.

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Gwen, these earrings are gorgeous! I love the 'wrapped' wire theme.
Stunning images yet again...
Fingers & Toes are crossed :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely! ..."The blue deep thou wingest,/ And singing still dost soar,.." Shelley

Lynne

jennifer lorton said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm so glad you liked the door too. The earrings are beautiful, by the way. Very nice blog, I'll be back soon.
Jennifer

tumbleweed said...

ooh you put a post up about beautiful blues on the day of my birthday...here's a link to the poem about the Blue Booby [one of my favourites] that you might like

http://prophet-of-bloom.blogspot.com/2008/05/b-is-for-blue.html

all the best
india

asti said...

Oh my.... I was already putting the comment together in my head about how beautiful they are.....and then scrolled down to see you were giving them away! Swoon....I love blue so much. Thankyou - what a very generous giveaway...please count me in !!

Bill Evertson said...

I love your work so count me in.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thank you everybody..the deadline has arrived... 48 names and now I must find someone to help me pick the winner...

Redcrow said...

First off I would like to say thank you for you very kind words left within my blog. Your work is very beautiful! I love finding kindred spirits of art, design, love of old things, and gardening, in this world of the internet. I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

With Regards.

Gwen Buchanan said...

At last, I found a helper... Please go to the next post to see who won....
Thank you all for your patience and for taking part... I appreciate it!!!

Shelley O'Blenes said...

Congratulations Asti! You will LUV them!

mansuetude said...

more elegant than any berry i have ever seen ...

Gwen Buchanan said...

mansuetude, the tear of a sea berry frozen instantly on the coldest day of the year....

Gwen Buchanan said...

Ruth you could never be greedy...

jamie lovely sentiments...

Morna.. I love the symbolism behind talismen...

Arija you have everything good inside

violet sky blue eyes... I like that image

jeannie you have a christmas wish of happiness from me ...

Sandy you are kind...

deborah.. a delicate way with words ..

marie they must look beautiful..

cvitka... lovely...

Annie, your English is 100 times better than my French and I am very flattered... Thank you so much

Lynne, this line of prose.. very deep and touching..

India.. this poem is haunting.. 2 little souls...

Shelley , you're a doll...

Thank you Redcrow.. very thoughtful of you...

mansuetude said...

it would be a beautiful sea berry to make such a beautiful teardrop.

(but..."what" the little person in me almost 6 years old wants to know, what happens on a sultry day? :) ? ooo !

Thanks for being a joy, you!

Gwen Buchanan said...

mansuetude oh these very special Sea berries will never melt, once they have turned to this crystalline state... it has to do with the ever so chilling nature of the Fundy waters... they are forever...

do you believe me?... if you poked your toes in this afternoon you would.. well come to think of it... if you poked your toes in on a warm August afternoon it wouldn't feel much different...
the temps. don't change much in that deep body of water.. it is a force... a good one...

mansuetude said...

my toes say they are cozy and happily barefoot today!

I am glad they are forever; just like the sea, which when standing near sometimes, looking out, makes me feel so insignificant and yet so large, expansive as the horizon's blurring lines; eternal and as deep, but fleetingly, in another way my mortal mind can barely reach.

I've been in the Atlantic ... my toes trust you.

Gwen Buchanan said...

...and Trusting Toes are almost as good as a Loyal Dog... which puts them right up there in my books!!

Gwen Buchanan said...

... or would that be a loyal pig... as in little piggies... trust me they can be loyal too.. very intelligent creatures...