Wednesday, 20 October 2010

N is for New Necklace! Mrs. Denise Nesbitt's ABC-Wednesday-Round 7- N


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Today is Wednesday and I am linking to Mrs. Denise Nesbitt's fun meme ABC-Wednesday, Round 7. This week we are exploring words that begin with the letter N. Not surprising, I have chosen an N-word related to my page's main theme, Jewellery. My N-word is Necklace!

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I would like to show a brand new unlisted necklace that I made yesterday. It is inspired by the changes in colour elderberries go through after the white flowers wilt and the green elderberries ripen to dark blueish-purple.

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Here are the lacy white blossoms that can be used to make a lemony-sweet summer drink.

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And here we see the clusters of berries that appear after the tiny white flowers are gone.

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The green berries look almost like green beads.

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So it is not hard to imagine making a necklace with beads that look like this:

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And after some weeks the colours change from green to dark purple, almost black.

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As you see, even the stems also change from green to a reddish-purple shade.

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You can drink the juice from these berries, or make pancakes from the blossoms if you think of it earlier in the beginning of July. Here is my daughter, Elisabet holding a cluster of elderberry flowers.

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Thank you for visiting!
Best wishes,
Anna
First Commenter:
Mar of
Maremagnum


To visit other posts about the letter N, please go to ABC-Wednesday, Round 7-N, here.
If you haven't visited Sara Cat's M-post from last week, please click here.



9 Comments:

Mar said...

What a gorgeous necklace! Mother Nature is such a beautiful source of inspiration. Love your shots!
My ABC

Maria Berg said...

Love teh neckles and that you show it in the nature, MB
An now I am happy!

Roger Owen Green said...

handsome jewelry around a handsome neck.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

jabblog said...

What an inspired necklace and it is so pretty.

RuneE said...

Oi, det var virkelig vakre ting - nesten slik at man kunne ønske å hatt dem til seg selv ;-)

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, this is a very nice post - love the inspiration that nature gave to the wonderful necklace!

Ann said...

That is a very pretty necklace and I can certainly see how you got your inspiration from the elderberry bush. The blossoms on that are quite lovely. The color combination's in your necklace are great.

Wanda said...

I can't think of a better way to design jewelry than to take your inspiration from Nature.

What a lovely and interesting post.

Your necklace is stunning.

Jama said...

Gorgeous necklace!

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