pine & bramble

gem

crystal jewelry!

Molly McCraw

february was quite a busy month! i'm working on a few different projects right now, including re-painting our home! in january, i challenged myself to do a craft every month because there are so many things I want to try! february wasn't very productive on the craft side, because I have been working on some nursery rhyme illustrations for a client. BUT, I did make some gem jewelry! i applied gold foil to the tops of the gems and sealed them so the gold foil wouldn't chip. i may make a DIY post of my process for making these, so stay tuned!

 

from left to right: amethyst, colorado rose quartz, calcite, clear quartz, citrine

from left to right: amethyst, colorado rose quartz, calcite, clear quartz, citrine

craft a month + recent trips

outdoors, craft a monthMolly McCraw

Hello!

Happy new year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. We spent ours in the Rockies and then traveled down to El Paso. Spending some much needed time away from home and with our families was just what we needed. During this time away, I did some brainstorming on how I could expand Pine + Bramble to provide other aspects of our daily lives. I settled on practicing one craft a month, something to do in the mornings when I wake up and before bed. Just a little experiment to see what other forms of art I may enjoy! This month I will be tackling jewelry. I was inspired by a mineral I found in our front yard, which we think was left by someone that lived there before us. Rustic Relics, a wonderful little crystal and antique shop in Lakewood, identified it as fluorite! 

Various minerals [and the big piece of fluorite we found] I picked up recently from a gem store in El Paso, as well as a little shop here in Lakewood

Various minerals [and the big piece of fluorite we found] I picked up recently from a gem store in El Paso, as well as a little shop here in Lakewood

So keep an eye out each month on what I will be doing next! If the project is a success, I will be putting up the products on my etsy, and may even continue to make them! Here's to a new year full of travel, exploration, creativity and productivity!