Refreshing Greens!

Refreshing Greens!


Published On: 05-22-2015 09:34pm

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Category: Collections



A couple of days ago I curated a collection of different shades of green, called “Refreshing Greens.”  The collection was inspired by watching the miraculous transformation of the desert due to the unusual amount of rain we have been receiving, probably due to El Nino.  Officially to date, we have received just a little over 2.5”, which is 1” more than the norm (our yearly norm is about 9.5”).  It’s amazing how that extra inch of moisture has kept the desert green!  By this time of the year, the desert is usually toasty brown heading into our hottest month of the year, June.  And we are 5-10 degrees below normal.  It has been a SWEET spring this year!


Here are the green items I featured to celebrate a green desert:



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Antique Hetian hand carved jade pendant and bead necklace on hand crafted chain handmade by Anna of CraftsofthePast 



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Green and orange spatter batik Indonesian cotton guitar strap handmade by Terri of Coolstraps



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Tropical green and floral slip om pillow cover handmade by Karen of UniquelyHandmade



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Natural serpentine and sterling silver handmade pendant with a pink cubic zirconia accent handmade by Diane of dianesdangles



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Green mountain jade and oiled bronze crystal necklace, bracelet and earrings set handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



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Dark teal green etched lampwork glass beads with fine silver handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads 



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Green Buddha pendant necklace with flower shell beads, carnelian and jade handmade by Mary of PrettyGonzo



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Green garden Westie quilted cell phone case / tech bag / zipper purse handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



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Lime green and white lucite flower dangle earrings handmade by Sharon of DoubleSJewelry



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Green prehnite, hematite and oxidized sterling silver necklace handmade by Catherine of ShadowDogDesigns



I hope you have enjoyed these green selections. To see the beautiful collection click here: Refreshing Greens! If you would like to make my day and the day of the artists featured, please leave a comment. And any promotion will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



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Reader's Comments

By Uniquelyhandmade on 05/30/2015 @ 08:31pm

This celebration of green is just lovely. And, I love your necklace. I appreciate your including my item as well. I pinned each item just now to Pinterest and hope it is helpful to all.

By adorebynat on 05/25/2015 @ 01:58pm

Love all these green creations including your green necklace. Such refreshing for the eyes.

By Covergirlbeads on 05/24/2015 @ 03:42pm

Beautiful selection of refreshing greens! Thanks for including my dark treal green lampwork beads.

By bluemorningexpressions on 05/23/2015 @ 08:32pm

I hope your desert stays green awhile longer because this green collection is awesome. So bright and vivid. Especially Diane's pendant. Wow. Shared everywhere. Tasty treats to Seamus for keeping the desert under control. Julie and Blu

By MBeadsAndSupplies on 05/23/2015 @ 05:53pm

What a great collection of greens, Catherine! Great blog!

By Guest on 05/23/2015 @ 03:29am

Gorgeous greens featured in this post Catherine. Happy to hear you've had so much rain and are enjoying the natural beauty that comes with it in the desert.

By PrettyGonzo on 05/23/2015 @ 02:08am

I sure wish I could see your green desert! :) Nice blog feature of your lovely collection. Thanks so much, Catherine, for including my necklace. Will be sharing!

By KatsAllThat on 05/23/2015 @ 01:55am

Green is my very favorite color. They say that green is the color of balance and harmony and this wonderful "green" collection is a fine example of that. Thank you Catherine! Sharing.....

By SewAmazin on 05/23/2015 @ 01:01am

Love all the greens - it's like a walk through a spring garden ;-) Pinned each one. Thank you so much for including my Garden Westie bag!

By Coolstraps on 05/23/2015 @ 12:04am

This collection was so great and it is an honor to have been included.

By DoubleSJewelry on 05/22/2015 @ 11:51pm

What a beautiful collection! There are just so many lovely shades of green. I will have to say it is not the color that first comes to mind for the desert - glad you have been able to enjoy them this year.

By craftsofthepast on 05/22/2015 @ 11:49pm

Thank you very much for finding all these very refreshing green creations. Am sharing of course.

By dianesdangles on 05/22/2015 @ 11:18pm

A lovely and refreshing selection of greens, so glad to hear that your area had some extra rain and the desert is now blooming with green, thank you so much for including my serpentine pendant, will share!

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