New Spring Flower Stacking Rings
Autumn definitely seems to have settled itself around us. The woolly jumpers are out and my inability to light a fire in the wood burner has surfaced again!(kindling – use more kindling!) The cosiness of this time of year is just lovely. But the longer evenings do make me a bit lazy, as I love to snuggle up in front of the fire.
During the Spring of this year we had lots of dry sunny Sundays. We did lots of walking on the coast path, both here in Ceredigion and a little further afield in Pembrokeshire. The Welsh coast path is just breathtaking, in both sense of the word, (I haven’t quite recovered from the Cwm Tydu to Llangrannog stretch). The scenery changes from one tide to the next and you’re never sure what you’re going to find around the next bend.
This year in particular the spring flowers on the coast path were just gorgeous. In early April the gorse was stunning with its heady coconut scent and vibrant colour. It both brightened a grey day and added to the beauty of a sunny day.
During May we did the same walk around Dinas Head in Pembrokeshire several weeks in a row, because the blankets of bluebells were so beautiful. There were so many and they seemed to tumble towards the sea. I don’t remember seeing so many since walks to bluebell wood with my dad many moons ago.
One of my very favourite coastal plants is Thrift, I love it’s delicate pink papery flowers, it too gave a beautiful showing earlier this year alongside it’s cliffside companion white sea campion.
So in honour of these beautiful flowers, I decided to make some new stacking ring sets.
With gorgeous glowing purple iolite starring as the bluebells, a stunning faceted citrine as gorse, the campion and thrift played beautifully by crystal quartz and rose quartz and a bright green peridot as the greenery ……. I give you the spring flower stacking ring sets.
A new hammer made it’s way to the workshop too, to get a stone like texture on the plain band (can’t believe how much I like hammers!)
I was going to wait until Spring 2017 to launch these new sets, but it’s been a grey cold day here today, so I thought it would be nice to have that feeling that Spring isn’t too far away!