Saturday, March 28, 2015

CC7A: Circle of Love

Last year a group of us were brought together by Alicia Marinache of All The Pretty Things. We named our group CC7A (Creative Continuum of 7 Artists). 

Once the year ended, we started to talk about a year two to the group, and this year Alicia is changing it up a bit. We are kicking off with these lovely stone doughnuts she shared with us all, and then for the rest of the year we are using color pallets as inspiration for our creations. Our kick off post to get us all back together Alicia called 'The Circle of Love' represented with this collection of doughnuts.

There is, of course, yet one more story of that wacky Canadian Post. Alicia sent out Christmas cards and within them she included one of the doughnuts pictured. However, the Canadian Post seemed to have removed doughnuts for any of the cards heading over the boarder. I have to say that I was curious why Alicia had sent me a Christmas card with a bit of wrapping paper included? Nothing else, just wrapping. But when she followed up in email we quickly discovered that all of us South of the boarder had our stones confiscated. 

I'm actually not sure which one of the doughnuts was sent to me, but I picked up this lovely cherry quartz one to create my piece. While this looks like a simple pattern, I actually broke (ok snapped in half) the bail and had to start again. The wire loop just did not want to cooperate. But once I got it to behave I added just a bit of leather for the necklace as I did not want to overwhelm the 'rustic gate' feel to that bail.

I'm looking forward to another year with my CC7A group, and can't wait to see what everyone else created. Please stop by the rest of the team's blogs: Alicia (our host), Christine, Emma, Monique, Sally and Therese.

15 comments:

Amy S. said...

Just stunning. I am enjoying my travels this morning and seeing how everyone handles their donuts!!!!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Cynthia,
Oooh I love your Cherry Quartz doughnut it is beautiful and the filigree bail and simple leather neck strap just enhances it's beauty.
Therese

Maryanne said...

Your pendant is beautiful! I love the richness of the color in the cherry quartz! The filigree is perfect with the doughnut, too!

JoJo said...

Beautiful!!! But I wonder why the donuts were confiscated from the post? Did she get them back?

Christine Altmiller said...

You know I love this romantic cowgirl piece!!!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

First off - I cannot believe "they" took the doughnuts!!! What is this world coming to???

As for the necklace - this is so cool! I NEVER know what to do with a doughnut and this is fabulous - LOVE the bail!!!

Bobbie said...

Something about this feels like glimpsing a sunset through a gorgeous wrought iron gate. I imagine that I'm sitting in a lovely garden in New Orleans, sipping a mint julep and watching the sun sink below the banks of the Mississippi River. Relaxed and beautiful!

pasqueflower said...

Beautiful!

Miss Val's Creations said...

So perfect! The bail is such a beauty. I'm glad you were able to overcome its stubbornness.

Memories for Life said...

What a beautiful piece! The bail paired with the doughnut is just perfect!
That's strange that the post office confiscated them. I've never heard of any problems shipping between the US and Canada!

Liz E said...

Your choice of cherry quartz and that lovely bail makes up for the sad postal story. I bet it looks absolutely lovely on. Looking forward to seeing the year of CC7A creations!

Alicia said...

What I love the most about these types of challenges is how many different design you can find in one stroke. 5 doughnuts (so far), and 5 completely unique designs. The simplicity of yours has a timeless elegance I simply love. Beautiful piece ~ thank you fir playing along!

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Cynthia, I really like the simplicity of your design. The bail is beautiful.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

I was thinking as Alicia did, how wonderful it is to see how many great ways there is to use a donut. Your creation is awesome as always, Cynthia!

Magic Love Crow said...

They were stolen from you?? That is horrible! I have never heard of that before!! I send so many things through the Canada post and nothing like this happened!! I would have said something! I hope something was done! I feel bad!

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