remember how I made this post to remind myself to copy these looks? Well, one's done at least: here's my version of that long necklace that I liked. Only mine isn't made from glass pearls and polyester ribbon: I used a cotton tape ribbon with a woven (not printed) stripe, and white howlite beads, because I play with pearls a lot and figured I could stand to shake things up.
Still looking for just the right gauge of metal mesh to make those earrings, but I did learn that the little rhinestones on them are just epoxyed on, so now I'm confident that I can pull off a pair of my own.
In other news, I placed an order with a local nursery, Burnt Ridge, which specializes in fruiting shrubs and trees. They have great prices and a nice selection of native plants, so I've ordered mock orange, red huckleberries, nootka roses, golden currants, and hopefully one thundercloud elderberry to start building the framework of the new garden. I'm excited to start the moving soon - hopefully tomorrow!