Inspired by this new and slightly befuddling country we have chosen to call home for now.
The lack of light pollution out her in the sticks means that the night sky is stunningly and breathtakingly beautiful. Never black, always midnight blue with the milky way seen clearly snaking it’s way across the heavens.
We are lucky to live nestled in the foothills of a beautiful mountain range, with deep, dark and spiky pine forests knocking on our very door. Cold, clear and bubbling streams and rivers making their swift way down the sharp rocky slopes to suddenly pool out into hidden swimming spots under the more gentle dappled shade of deciduous trees. Despite their sometimes unforgiving nature the mountains are tranquil, magical places with endless tracks to explore and quite literally, lose yourself.
The coastline here is rough and unforgiving, lacking the cute little coves of the Algarve, here the coastline stretches for miles and miles at a time. Backed by endless cliffs and dunes there is a wildness to the beaches in Central Portugal. There is a very good reason why world record surfing occurs here, the Atlantic ocean beats down onto the shores and only the brave or foolish risk stepping into the waves which have reached over 100ft in height.
Ha! That sounds posh. The Copperstone Collections. It’s meant too but it’s also a bit of fun poked at those fashion moguls who release their ‘collections’ and the world stampedes to be first in the queue.
Now I am not expecting any stampedes of course, who am I to presume as much.
But these sets of beads I intend to produce as and when the flows of creativity allow are inspired by a theme and are not meant for replication. Truly OOAK (one of a kind for those not in the know, I had to look it up so not in the know either.)
Bear with and I will show you my first two collections in my next posts……