Welcome to Briarly Hill!

These are the musings and ponderings of the Artist from Briarly Designs, an online store of unique, handmade, sterling silver jewelry. I invite you to check out some of the pieces I've made and let me know what you think. Go to: www.briarlydesigns.com


P.S. - A lot of people come here looking for the whimsical "Shipping & Returns" policy my husband wrote. If you don't see it below, you'll find it in the archives under July 5, 2007.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Silk Part Deux

So onward through the silk experience! Today we have rods, bells and cocoons! Oh my!

Silk Rods

Silk Bell


After trying to spin the silk rods i here by declare that they aren't worth the time or the money spent on them! The silk bell was interesting to spin kind of like a cob web. The silk cocoons were just cool to say "yup, i did it". Plus they have the grossest little worm that you have to extract.

And...this is what i spun from the silk bell and the cocoons, not much, but it was fun!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Thank you Mr. Webster!

This is in response to my last post. Which, given the responses on FB, this definition would duly apply. No comment on the last definition.

wool·ly also wool·y (wŏŏl'ē) Pronunciation Key adj. 1. Relating to, consisting of, or covered with wool. 2. Resembling wool. 3. Lacking sharp detail or clarity: woolly television reception. 4. Mentally or intellectually disorganized or unclear: woolly thinking.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Purple armpit

Ok, funny and yet embarrassing story. I was sitting in a meeting this morning with two women. I was explaining something when i lifted my arms over my head, both of them burst out laughing.
" You have something purple in your armpit!" one of them exclaimed. Lifting my arm up again and peeking tentatively i noticed a purple haze. On closer examination i found it to be a piece of purple mohair that i was spinning last night. How i love fiber! i don't care if it is all over me!