May 20, 2010

23 Days of Inspiration: Branches

In the town I grew up in there wasn't a 4 story building, the tallest things were trees.  I love the woods.  We lived on the edge of a forest, we had forts and adventures among the trees.  The way they change with the seasons and give us hope for the eternal renewal of life is something I've always cherish.
 
My all time favorite bead designs are my branch beads.  I'm sure it's because of the connection from my childhood and the feeling of home that trees symbolize that I find so appealing.  There is nothing quite as stunning as nature.  I hope we work hard to keep it beautiful and preserved for our children and beyond.

4 comments:

Alice said...

I grew up on a farm, and my father always taught my sisters and me to take care of the earth. We loved taking vacations to beautiful places such as the Redwood Forests, Grand Canyon, etc. Mother Nature has provided us with a beautiful world, and we need to cherish and protect this gift.

The branch clasp is just beautiful. I love the earthy colors.

Gail W. said...

Heather,I love that toggle so much.I'm on a bead diet at the moment,but....I grew up in Atlanta,but you had to drive 20 min. before I saw a tall building.My playground was the woods with creeks and mudpuppies,craydads & such,but I loved the denseness of the forest,the moss and ferns,I wish I could go back for awhile.You have brought up some wonderful memories.

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh Heather! That is pure loveliness. Make more. My checkbook is feeling the pinch but I need to have some of these toggles!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Shaiha said...

I am in total awe. That toggle is absolutely incredible.