Monday, September 21, 2015

Jewelry Inspired by Nature with Oxidized Silver and Gemstones

Ocean Blue, Teal, Blue Green - The Colors of the Ocean

Had to escape the heat yesterday (100 degrees), so we hopped in our car and headed to the ocean. I have wanted to visit these amazing bluffs in Santa Cruz for some time and turns out yesterday was the perfect day to discover them. Breathtaking!  When I came home, I found myself at my work table gravitating towards my blue green teal gems. Below are 2 necklaces I created inspired by these awe inspiring views of the ocean. 

--> "Teal Quartz Necklace" 

-->  "Mystic Teal Quartz Necklace"

Bay Area Back Roads - Great Views and Hiking

Mt. Diablo - Rock City 

Needing a break from work, my 2 boys and I, (Winston the Maltipoo and Steve the fiance), drove up to Mt. Diablo for a little change of scenery. Having grown up in Walnut Creek, it had been years since I last visited this majestic mountain. There were so many places to stop along the long drive up this mountain offering beautiful vistas that took my breath away. One of our stops shown below, was Rock City. I was quite excited about the wind caves and could not resist crawling to one! The wind caves are an area where sandstone rock has been eroded away leaving large pocket holes in the stone.