Great Blue Dome - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade



My husband, Seamus (our sweet, goofus Moose of a dog) and I are fortunate to live in the Desert Southwest, a part of the country where the sky is immense and an ever changing blue most of the year.  In fact, a cloudy day (like today!) is actually a treat!  I was gazing out the window in my studio the other day when a Thomas Carlyle quote came to me:  "The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better."  And I have to agree!  Even though I love visiting old cathedrals with a sense of wonderment, spirituality and awe - Canterbury Cathedral, Koln Cathedral, Notre Dame, National Cathedral, St, Paul's to name a few - I absolutely revel in the everchanging "great blue dome" that is above my head almost every day. The colors can range from the palest blue to a deep, mystical, velvety blue that occurs 45 minutes or so after the sun has dipped below the horizon and the sunset has faded.

Thinking of this, I decided to share handmade artisan creations in a wide range of blues that can be contained in a Southwest Desert sky in a single day.  I hope you enjoy these expertly created items from Indiemade artist friends.  Enjoy!  



Lapis Lazuli Blue Earrings with Bold Copper Wire Work in Ancient Relic Style Handmade by Pamela of Pebbles at My Feet



Colorful Copper Aqua Blue Flower Component, 1 pair, Handmade by Kristi of KristiBowmanDesign 



"Love is Blue" Dichroic Fused Glass Heart Pendant, OOAK, Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi Jewelry Designs



Light Blue Paws and Bones Scrunchie Dog Bandana Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



Hand Knit Blue, Purple and White Fluffy Boa Scarf, Extra Long, Handmade by Nancy of Nancy's Knots, Lace and More



Serenity Blue and Buttercup Yellow Ceramic Daisy Cabochon Handmade by Linda of Linda Landig Jewelry



Blue Lapis Lazuli, Red Jasper and Sterling Silver Tribal Pendant Necklace Handmade by Gloria of Chrysalis Tribal Jewelry



Transparent Medium Blue Lampwork Glass Bead Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads



Blue Novelty Dress Form Pincushion, OOAK, Handmade by Jacki of Christie Cottage



Blue and White Sodalite Gemstone Necklace with Pewter and Sterling Silver Handamde by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs



I hope you enjoyed these Great Blue Dome selections!  If you would like to make my day and the day of the artists featured, please leave a comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!



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Such a soothing collection of

Such a soothing collection of wonderful blues! Thanks so much for including my boa scarf.

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Thanks, Nancy

Capture the sky

I think you captured it! Such beautiful blues! We are luck to have this gorgeous atmosphere! Thanks so much for including my pendant.

Pretty collection!

So many lovely blue creations here - wonderful choices, Catherine!

Great Blue Dome

I get the same feeling when I am out on a lake fishing as I do in a church full of people. In fact, it sometimes feels like a more direct connection with God. All of your selections are marvelous, and I thank you for including my lapis lazuli necklace.

My favorite color!

I never tire of the color blue! Thank you for including our Paws and Bones Dog Bandana in this week's blog. Pinned all the wonderful selections.

The great blue dome

I am also fortunate to have "big skies" and often blue skies around me. I love the wonder of the ever-changing blues. The handcrafted wares that illustrate your blog this week are amazing. I'm honored you chose my lapis nugget earrings. I think Covergirl beads has "velvet blue" expressed perfectly - and your sodalite necklace and Chrysallis's stunning lapis necklace have those darkening towards evening skies down pat. Every single creation is perfect for the theme and in their own right.

Very nice!

Lovely writing, lovely selections!

Very nice!

Thank you Catherine!

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Thanks again


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