Thursday, March 1, 2012
Something New and Sparkly - Ring Around the Rosie, a Pendant Full of Posies . . .
Bag: Loop, Marshalls
Belt: Wet Seal
Necklace: The Tote Trove
. . . ashes, ashes, we all fall down. How morbid is that nursery rhyme? (But then, aren't they all? You need only to check out an episode of ABC's "Once Upon a Time" to home in on the horror.) As compelled as I was repelled, I sussed out a site called "Nursery Rhymes, Lyrics, and Origins!" and discovered that "Ring Around the Rosie" is about the 1665 bubonic plague. The roses are really a rash, the posies are a half-cocked disease deterrent, and the ashes are - you guessed it - ashes. Sobering stuff for a crafting post, I know. Thankfully, this nifty necklace deals in high spirits instead of departed ones. In making it, I put a new spin on my old corsage theme, centering the decorative accent and adorning it with trailing ribbons. Now, that's a garden I can get behind.