Eclipse Blues - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday



Yesterday, I was flying back home from Dallas right as the eclipse was happening in far West Texas.  Unfortunately, the sun was right above the plane, so I couldn’t see any of it.  But I was able to see the ground (something like 40,000 feet below) slowly growing darker.  Although since the eclipse was only about 65% in my area of the world, it didn’t get anywhere as dark as a full eclipse.  But what was interesting was watching the sky as the sun dimmed and then grew brighter - what beautiful shades of deep, rich blues showed up and then slowly dissolved into the more normal paler sky blues.  The colors looked almost velvety if you could just reach out and touch them!  


The photo above is the one and only photo I took yesterday towards the end of the eclipse. I just pointed my old iPhone at the sun and clicked, hoping the sun wouldn't fry the lense. Not a great photo by any means - the sun doesn't even look like it is eclipsing with all the "light leakage." It wasn't until I downoaded the photo on the computer that I noticed the lense flare with a clear eclipse shape in it, which is what the sun actually looked like at that time. Yay! But look at the sky . . . what an amazing color!




Tribal Repousse Pendant Necklace with Lapis Lazuli, Red Jasper and Sterling Silver Handmade by Gloria of Chysalis Tribal Jewelry



As you have probably figured out by now, the theme of this week’s Wonderful Handmade Wednesday has to do with the blues I witnessed on the flight.  I found plenty of Eclipse Blues handmade beauties in the shops of Indiemade artist friends, representing many of the blues seen in the eclipse sky.  I hope you enjoy each and every one!




Blue and White Stars Patriotic Dog Scrunchie Neck Ruffle, 16" Neck, Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



Ceramic Flower Earrings with Vintage Turquoise Glass and Wooly Wire Fiber Handmade by Linda of Linda Landig Jewelry



"Blue Lightning" Fused Dichroic Glass Post Stud Earrings Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi Jewelry Designs



Hand Knit Cable Pattern Olympic Blue Scarf Handmade by Cathy of CraftingMemories



Blue Lapis Lazuli Drop Earrings with Sterling Silver Handmade by Pamela of Pebbles at My Feet



Blue Unisex Hand Knit Hat / Beanie Handmade by Nancy of Nancy's Knots, Lace and More



"Sun and Sky" Lampwork Glass, Porcelain and Sari Silk Earrings Handmade by Kristi of Kristi Bowman Design



Crocheted Boho Bib Necklace with Feathers and Blue Agate Handmade by Jacki of Christie Cottage



Indigo Blue and Black Czech Glass Dragonfly Earrings with Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs



I hope you have enjoyed each and every one of these unique Eclipse Blues handmade creations!  If you would like to make my day and the day of the talented artists featured, please leave a comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!



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Great selections, Catherine.

Great selections, Catherine. Thank you for including my scarf. Shared all!

Great pic of the eclipse and I love those shades of blue in the sky, just beautiful!

Eclipse Blues

Ha ha, so pretty and timely!! Thank you my friend!

Wonderful and soothing blues!

Wonderful and soothing blues! Thanks so much for including my beanie. :)



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Love these Blues

Some could see more of the eclipse than others, but everyone loves blue! Thank you for including my necklace. It is sold, but I'm working on another lapis lazuli necklace right now.

Even at about 90% eclipse

Even at about 90% eclipse here in central colorado, I was surprised it stayed as light as it did. I could see the bite with my pinhole camera and through the shade filters of our old sextant. The day briefly darkened and definitely cooled off, but there was no opportunity to view the corona. Your deep blue handmade selections are great and a worthy collection to celebrate the eclipse. Thanks for including my lapis earrings.

Love that blue!

I just love that deep indigo, cobalt blue! Your photo of the sky can easily inspire works done in that color! Thanks for sharing all these beautiful things!

Beautiful Blues!

Catching up at last! Thank you so much for including our dog scrunchie ruffle in your selection of eclipse blues :-)

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