Monday, September 12, 2011
Great Handmade Items.
First Snow fashion scarf can be worn with just about any outfit and makes a lovely fall or winter accessory. Easy to care for machine wash and dry. You will enjoy wearing this pretty scarf over and over again.
I crocheted an ivory colored cover for the gator metal clip, and sewed on two burnt orange crocheted flowers.
I used 100% cotton embroidery floss.
The clip is 1 3/4" long. The flowers are approx. 1" across.
Pisces: Feb. 19-March 20*
Many astrologers associate Pisces, The Fish, with the color turquoise. I selected blue green baroque shaped glass beads and 6mm Crystazzi aqua bicone crystals, and separated them with 13mm silver plated filigree tubes to match the tiny Pisces charm. Pisces is known as an intuitive, emotional, imaginative, and changeable sign. This bracelet is best suited for wrist sizes 7 to 9.
*If you were born within a day or even two days of the beginning or end of this range, accurate determination of your Sun sign might require your year of birth and perhaps even the time of birth.
The glaze color seems to shift from reddish brown to greenish tan, depending on the lighting. They are very sturdy cups, and the glaze seems completely untouched by time. These are the tea cups, not the mugs, from this pattern.
The maple leaf marking on the bottom indicates they were made in Monmouth, Illinois, at the Monmouth/Maple Leaf Pottery company, which was a part of the Western Stoneware company. The Mojave pattern was introduced in 1967 and this mark dates from that era.
3 3/4 in. Diameter x 2 1/2 in. Tall; Handle is 1 1/4 in. (US)
9.5 cm. Diameter x 6. 2 cm. Tall; Handle is 3 cm. (Metric)
Condition notes: These may have been displayed, but were more likely used. I didn't find any evidence of wear or crazing in the glaze. There are a couple of thin spots inside one of the cups, which happened when it was made.