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JLynn has been in the Art, Craft & Jewelry industry for over 30 years ~ promoting creativity through Education and Media. As a published designer, JLynn is known for her detailed, colorful Jewelry, unique Altered ART Wood Tiles, and Artwork. Online since 2004, a former eBay Power Seller, and currently on Artfire and Etsy. Family, Art, Nature and Kaleidoscopes are her biggest inspirations

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Photo Inspiration & Gemstone Lore Fun!

Good Morning everyone!  It's a beautiful day here in Maryland...stunning blue skies, gorgeous leaf coloring and cool weather - it finally feel like FALL!  Yay...my favorite time of the year!   I wanted to share a few designs inspired by a photo submitted by Amanda (Seashore Glass) during our September Photo Contest which when you look at it - just gives the impression of power, relaxation, and serenity - well at least for me LOL.  Amanda told me she took this photo the morning after a storm moved through the Oregon coastline and re-arranged some things. Here's Amanda's inspirational photo:

And here's a pair of earrings inspired by the photo...

For me - the picture symbolizes that no matter what Mother Nature or other forces hit you with...you need to find your center.  I wanted to stick with an earthy palette of colors and used Black Onyx (said to relieve worries & protect from negativity), Tigers Eye (said to help  you focus on practicality and symbolizes peacefulness/calmness), Riverstone (said to symbolize truth, kindness and used to bring good fortune), Swarovski crystal and the large faceted black beads you see are actually Czech Melon style beads (they look like onyx though).  I love finding meaning behind every design - so whether you're a firm believer or just like to have a little fun with Gemstone Lores...check out the link on my main website at http://www.jlynnjewels.com/Gemstone-Lore-Facts_ep_95.html

Here's more photo inspirations...the photo on the left was our WINNER or the Photo Inspiration Contest from September (Shay Burrows) - it's of a really unique tree found on a nature walk in New Hampshire...and the picture on the right was my interpretation of that woodland feel...I loved this picture so much that I've created an entire collection surrounding the Woods...called "Woodland Walk"!
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Have an inspiring day today and enjoy the Fall weather - wherever you are!
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  1. Great designs!! So glad you found my little shop!
    Looking forward to seeing more and reading more!

  2. Wonderful designs, Janice!!!
    They are inspiring and soooo artfully done!


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