Here are three new jewellery pieces which are now in our online store. This might be the last jewellery for a while as I’m doing a bit of painting again and thinking about making hats and paper flowers. GJ is working on a new sculpture, which is always exciting for me – I love to watch the progress. You can see his new website here.

A stack of new wings in progress, by GJ Pearson.

A stack of new wings in progress, by GJ Pearson.

© Firehorse Designs 2015

© Firehorse Designs 2015

© Firehorse Designs 2015

© Firehorse Designs 2015

© Firehorse Designs 2015

© Firehorse Designs 2015

So many pretty flowers, and happy bees! Summer is in full swing on the west coast.

Phacelia and bee.

Phacelia and bee.

Fragrant lavender.

Fragrant lavender.

Lovely alliums at Playfair Park.

Lovely alliums at Playfair Park.

I’ve been working on a few new pieces lately. This one took forever, and I’m very happy with it. The glass and brass pieces are probably from a bracelet. I found them in a random bag of bits and pieces, mostly broken, I bought at the flea market a few years ago. The rest is new – freshwater pearls, amethyst, and smokey quartz with a brass clasp.

Necklace © Firehorse Designs 2015

Necklace © Firehorse Designs 2015

Necklace © Firehorse Designs 2015

Necklace © Firehorse Designs 2015

Necklace © Firehorse Designs 2015

Necklace © Firehorse Designs 2015

The other day I had errands which would take me from one end of the city to the other on my bike. Right in the middle of my journey I stopped at Dockside Green. I enjoyed a delicious tea from Café Fantastico and delicate croissant from Fol Epi Bakery while gazing out at the industrial landscape of the Upper Harbour. This spot is a hub of activity for cyclists, walkers and workers from the various businesses which surround it.

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Just a few random shots of animals from the last couple weeks.

This chick has a couple other names, but I like to call her Dee Dee. She was hand raised and sometimes she just needs her human to hold and stroke her.

This chick has a couple other names, but I like to call her Dee Dee. She was hand raised and sometimes she just needs her human to hold and stroke her.

Henny Penny, the Queen of the Coop. This gal is thriving at 10 years old; hanging out, sitting in the shade and loving the worms and bugs she finds.

Henny Penny, the Queen of the Coop. This gal is thriving at 10 years old; hanging out, sitting in the shade and loving the worms and bugs she finds.

We saw this young racoon fishing at a low tide along the Inner Harbour, Victoria BC.

We saw this young racoon fishing at a low tide along the Inner Harbour, Victoria BC.

Our little friend Sprocket. I love him more and more each time I see him.

Our little friend Sprocket. I love him more and more each time I see him.

Poppies are everywhere right now, spreading their colourful joy to all! I especially love the California variety.

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A lovely May day was perfect for a stroll through the grounds at the home of the Lieutenant Governor of BC. There were some baby ducks in the pond, but they wouldn’t stay, or stay together, for a photo.

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