Lake Martin, Louisiana
One of our favorite places is Lake Martin, near Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Only about 45 minutes from our home, we especially enjoy canoeing the lake this time of year, when egrets and roseate spoonbills make their nests in the cypress trees in the lake.
The irises were in full bloom and we topped it all off with a big plate of hot crawfish! A perfect day! On a day like this, there is honestly inspiration everywhere I look!!
Irises in bloom - purple, yellow & copper iris! Do you want another look at a recent Louisiana "mini-vacation"? Go HERE to see!
You can see a little nature inspired jewelry here - click here to see!
These little sterling silver earrings are very popular - not too long, not too short. These can easily take you from day into night. They are a little bit whimsical since they were inspired by the clover chains we all used to make as kids - you'll remember that time in your life every time you put them on!
Jacks was truly one of my favorite games to play as a child - my friend & I would play for what seemed like hours. I saw a large "jack" in an antique store not long ago that was to be used as a door stop (like a said a LARGE jack) and I was really drawn again to the shape, form and overall symmetry of that object. So, I began the process of figuring out how I could use those shapes in a jewelry design - you see one of the final products in the picture here. While not precisely jack-like, this is my representation of that old childhood game ; my interpretation of jacks. This piece moves freely around a central core of small rings so has a different "flavor" and feel but a similar look and it highly reminiscent of those dear old "friends"! Hope you like it!
Laura lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and creates jewelry inspired by ancient and contemporary designs and motifs.