or also known as fall (British), is the time of year that falls
between summer and winter. Once known as harvest, it was a busy
time of year in the colonies. In the 17th and 18th centuries,
dictionaries by both Thomas Blout and Samuel Johnson noted that
fall began in August and ended in November while others contested
that it began in September (at the equinox) and ended in December
(with the solstice).
you choose to believe, I look at it as the time of year that
has an elevated energy; a time of reaping in the harvest, preparing
for winter and the holidays and seeing the shift from the balmy
days of summer slip into the cooler days of fall. I love this
time of year!
I had the good
fortune to be in New Hampshire during the turning of the leaves.
One afternoon, I stood outside on the deck of a friend's house,
watching the leaves twist in the wind. Leaves of gold, red, brown
with slight tinges of green fluttered wildly as the storm was
rolling in. It was like a well-orchestrated dance. It seemed
like I was witnessing a private performance! Even the name of
this design came to me while watching the leaves twirl around
and litter the yard. I felt recharged, refreshed and ready to
take on the world!
leaf shapes are joined at the beginning ends of the leaves to
form the central component of this design. Using a fun technique
of color grading really makes this design shine. A beautifully
bezeled cushion cut CZ adds the elegance to this design and just
the right touch. A variation of RAW is used to create a fabulous
strap ending in two lovely buttons and a button connector.
Workshop: This is a one-day workshop
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced
Necklace length: 18 inches
Variation of RAW
Flat peyote stitch with increasing and decreasing
Flat circular peyote stitch with increasing
Blending color techniques