Purple and Pink - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade - October 7, 2015


Yesterday, the Chihuahuan Desert received a lot of rain . . . well, a lot for here.  The day was dark and gloomy, which was quite the welcome change from our normal day after day of sunshine.  But, as the sun was going down, the clouds broke to the west and brilliant sunlight flooded the Franklin Mountains, Mount Cristo Rey and the mountains way off in Mexico.  The mountains turned the most amazing shades of purple (from almost black to lavender) in the folds of the ravines and pinks (from pale to almost neon) on the elevated areas.  It was truly beautiful!  But, before I could get my camera and get outside to take a photo, the color feast for the eyes was gone.  Such is the magical light show here.

So now you know why I chose the color combination of purple and pink for today's "Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade."  So many pretties to choose from! Here is a representation of the purples and pinks I saw yesterday, handmade creations from many talented artists on Indiemade.



Purple infinity scarf / neckwarmer hand knit by Nancy of Jazz it Up with Designs by Nancy



Pink rhodonite and sterling silver infinity link bracelet handmade by Pamela of Pebbles at my Feet



Colorful purple and turquoise blue copper lotus components handmade by Kristi of KristiBowmanDesign



Pink plaid Westie fabric tri-fold wallet / clutch handmade by Donna of SewAmazin



"Oh La La!" purple and multicolored dichroic fused glass pendant handmade by Jo of Umeboshi



Small pink flower head wreath / crown for weddings / flower girl handmade by Michele of MicheleMyFairy



Bouquet of purple tulips any occasion greeting card handmade by Lisa of Cards by Li Be!



Ruby zoisite gemstone pendant with green, bright fuchsia pink and gold beads handmade by Anna of Anna's Faire 



Orchid purple venetian glass with real gold accents and crystal handmade earrings by Linda of Linda Landig Jewelry



Hand blown pink implosion boro glass lampwork pendant handmade by Breanna of Untamed Rose



Purple amethyst stalactite druzy pendant necklace with lavender amethyst and crystals handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs



Opaque bubble gum pink lampwork glass beads with fine silver dots handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads


I hope you now have an inkling of the amazing colors that I saw yesterday on our mountains.  Additionally, I hope you enjoyed the purple and pink handmade creations from my artist friends.  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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Love the theme! Thanks for

Love the theme! Thanks for including my infinity scarf :)

Thank you, Nancy!

Many thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Nancy!

Love how your blog posts are

Love how your blog posts are always inspired by nature :-) Thanks so much for including my Westie fabric wallet. Pinned each item - happy sales to all!

Thank you, Donna!

Nature is such a wonderful inspiration, Donna, for us all, one way or another. Thank you for pinning the items!

Your Necklace

I saw your necklace on Instagram (I think that's where I saw it) and it is stunning!. That won't last long in your shop, I bet. Thanks for including my Venetian glass earrings in this week's blog collection. Sharing, as always!

Thank you, Linda!

You were right, the necklace didn't last long, Linda - sold very quickly at my last show. Thank you for stopping by, commenting and sharing (:

Imitating nature

I love how artisans can use colors that remind us of the beauty of nature. Mother Nature always inspires! Thank you so much for letting us feast our eyes on the colors of the desert and that moment that captured your attention so beautifully.

Thank you, Jo!

Mother Nature is always such a HUGE inspiration to us both, it seems, Jo. Thank you for your comment!

Pink and Purple

I love it when the big skies here turn all pink and purple or when up in the mountains that pink alpenglow against purple hillsides just takes my breath away. Thank you for including my bracelet with your handmade selections this week. I've got a pink and purple Pinterest board just waiting for these beauties.

Thank you, Pamela!

I actually thought bout you and were sure you knew exactly what I was talking about, Pamela. The western skies and mountains do come together for stunning sunsets almost every night. Thank you for the pins!

Colorful mountains

Mountains in our western U.S. are gloriously colored. Thanks for including my pendant necklace. Sharing now.

Thank you, Anna!

I certainly agree, Anna! Thank you for commenting and sharing.

Sooo pretty!

Lovely presentation of some amazingly beautiful creations, Catherine!

Thank you, Mary!

Am so glad you enjoyed the post, Mary! Treats to the Kitteh from the Doggeh (:

so pretty

So many beautiful items - love the amethyst stalactite pendant necklace and the lampwork beads in particular, but all the featured items are lovely :)

Thank you, Sarah!

What a nice surprise that you stopped by and left a comment, Sarah. Thank you!

Feast for the eyes!

The description of the scenic beauty you witnessed after the rains was beautiful, as are all these gorgeous handmade items you chose to represent that beauty! Thank you for including my tulip card.
Lisa :)

Thank you, Lisa!

So many beauties to chose from, Lisa! Many thanks for commenting and sharing.

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