Why do these stones make me think fall? They aren't necessarily all earthy colors, but there is something about them that makes me think "sweaters" and "jackets" are required.
This year I am going to strive to come up with a new design for these. Last year and even the year before I got hooked on using these with glass pearls and a little bit of swarovski sparkle. I might use the same beads, but the same old design is ready to be retired for a while.
I love finding contrasting colored glass beads to complement these stones. You know, now that I am looking at these, I think these could actually have been made into great summer jewelry designs.
Hmm, I might have to rethink my whole stone philosophy! Do you have a stone philosophy or do you use them in every design and every season?