Monday, May 04, 2009

Beads of seeds

I wanted to start the week by sharing another great find I made at the Lansing City Market last week. Debra Groat of Saverine Creek Heirlooms handcrafts beautiful pieces of jewelry made from heirloom and rare varieties of beans and corn grown on her family's farm in northern Michigan. Each seed is organically grown, planted and harvested by hand. When Kathie Kuhn — who tends to Debra's table at times — pointed them out to me, it took a minute or two for it to sink in that they were made from seeds. But when it did, I couldn't take my eyes off of them. They are so unique and gorgeous! I encourage you to out her web site to see more:

And on another note, I received a most-welcome seed of a different sort from Pam of Yoborobo yesterday. She was kind enough to award this blog, along with eight others a Renee award. And so I have been introduced to a truly inspirational woman and her story — and to the award created by friends in her honor. I will write about it more in the coming week and pass on the award to eight others — but wanted to say a quick thank you here and now!

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