Sharon Harris of Gypsy Jewels!!
Like many people, my Gypsy Jewels are most frequently inspired by something I've seen in nature. My goal is to come home from a vacation with a variety of natural "found" things in my pockets. When I'm near the water, I can't resist picking up pebbles, wave washed glass, shells or fish bones. If I'm visiting the mountains, it's rocks to tumble and flowers to press. A walk on the prairie produces milk weed pods or Indian tobacco, and in the woods, it's acorns and leaves.
These natural treasures, hidden away in my jeans pockets, have clogged up my washing machine more than once after I arrived home.