~ Ahhhhh.....Welcome To The First Day Of Fall ~


As Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, usually in March (Southern Hemisphere) or September (Northern Hemisphere) when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier.


The equinoxes might be expected to be in the middle of their respective seasons, but temperature lag (caused by the thermal latency of the ground and sea) means that seasons appear later than dates calculated from a purely astronomical perspective. The actual lag varies with region, so some cultures regard the autumnal equinox as "mid-autumn" whilst others with a longer lag treat it as the start of autumn. Meteorologists use a definition based on months, with autumn being September, October and November in the northern hemisphere and March, April and May in the southern hemisphere.

In North America, autumn is usually considered to start with the September equinox.  In traditional East Asian solar term, Autumn starts on or around 8 August and ends on about 7 November. In Ireland, the autumn months according to the national meteorological service, Met √Čireann, are September, October and November.However, according to the Irish Calendar which is based on ancient Celtic traditions, autumn lasts throughout the months of August, September, and October, or possibly a few days later, depending on tradition. In Australia, autumn officially begins on 1 March and ends 31 May. The vast diversity of the ecological zones of the South American, African and Australian continents renders the rigid European, North Asian and North American seasonal calendar an imposed cultural concept rather than relevant to climactic conditions. The seasonal cycles as named and described by the various indigenous Aboriginal peoples of Australia differ substantially from one another according to their local geographical and ecological environment and are intricately dependent on local environmental events and resources


An Equinox occurs twice a year, when the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun, the center of the Sun being in the same plane as the Earth's equator. The term equinox can also be used in a broader sense, meaning the date when such a passage happens. The name "equinox" is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox, the night and day are approximately equally long. It may be better understood to mean that latitudes +L and -L north and south of the Equator experience nights of equal length.


Although the word equinox is often understood to mean "equal [day and] night," this is not strictly true. For most locations on earth, there are two distinct identifiable days per year when the length of day and night are closest to being equal; those days are referred to as the "equiluxes" to distinguish them from the equinoxes. Equinoxes are points in time, but equiluxes are days. By convention, equiluxes are the days where sunrise and sunset are closest to being exactly 12 hours apart.


With all that being said...There's a lot to fall that I simply enjoy, warm apple cider, going to an apple orchard, taking a hay ride, enjoying just made caramel apples and the joy of children playing with all the leave that have fallen on the ground.  So my Fellow friends...  Welcome to Fall!!

Here are a few fantastic fall items from my Etsy shop~


Iridessa Fae's Hideaway Necklace

Earthy and Iridescent is Iridessa
she loves to frolic and play
while watching the leaves swing and sway
she stows away in her little hideaway
but be cautious of this little fae
she is mishevious and gets a little carried away.


This beautiful, earthy and coppery iridescent necklace illuminates all the colors of the geode in so many ways.


The geode comes from the Upper Penisula of Michigan. Unique to its own curves and colors.


Necklace measures 22 inches
Pendant is 3 inches






We sway and swish, crunch beneath your feet,
We fall gracefully from the trees that hold us high.
We are the leaves falling from the sky.

Pretty earrings with burnished leaves to mark the begining of the fall season with chilly mornings and warm autumn afternoons.

Earrings measure 3 inches











 Circles Of Fall Earrings

As we turn to fall and all the gorgeous colors that surround us, especially in my neighborhood, our whole street has huge trees of maple and oak. Which in my opinion, have some of the greatest colors; red, orange and gold. When we watch the leaves fall, they go in circles and sway with the breezes before they fall to the ground. As if the faery who took the leaf off the tree is playing and frolicing before the winter faeries wake from there slumber.


Great Fall earrings to show how much you appreciate the cool, crispness of the mornings and the warmth of the afternoon of Autumn.

Earrings measure 3 inches



   Fall Splendor Necklace

Fall is upon us. Soon all the faeries will be hard at work turning all our leaves to all the splendor fall has to offer. What a great necklace to honor the fellow fae and all there hard work to make such wonderful colors for us to enjoy.


Necklace Measures 25 inches end to end

Drop is 3 inches from center pearl



Autumn Faeire's Delight Necklace

My favorite faery would not let me make another piece of jewelry until I showed all of you her favorite piece. This is my faery who takes care of all my flowers in the fall and makes sure they come back alive in the spring.


I know it's a little early to be thinking Autumn since we are only beginning Summer. But this piece has so many great colors in it I could not hold back. I think this necklace will look great all summer long and well into fall.

Necklace measures 22 inches.



If you are looking for more great fall items go to~
 http://www.rainwaterstudios.etsy.com 

~ Fantastic New Listings From My Studio This Week ~

Faerie Trails of Love Necklace OOAK One Of A by rainwaterstudios:

When faeries fall in love, they leave the most incredible trail of dust behind. It invigorates, inspires and even helps influence humans to fall in love. What is more beautiful than falling in love, whether it is meeting your child for the first time or that first kiss. Faeries inspire us all.

Necklace measures 22 inches
One of a kind heart pendant measures 1.50 inches

Circles of Fall Earrings by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

Circles of Fall Earrings by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

As we turn to fall and all the gorgeous colors that surround us, especially in my neighborhood, our whole street has huge trees of maple and oak. Which in my opinion, have some of the greatest colors; red, orange and gold. When we watch the leaves fall, they go in circles and sway with the breezes before they fall to the ground. As if the faery who took the leaf off the tree is playing and frolicing before the winter faeries wake from there slumber.

Great Fall earrings to show how much you appreciate the cool, crispness of the mornings and the warmth of the afternoon of Autumn.

Earrings measure 3 inches

Etruscan Inspired Bracelet In Silver by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

Etruscan Inspired Bracelet In Silver by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:
The origins of the Etruscans are lost in prehistory. The main hypotheses are that they are indigenous, probably stemming from the Villanovan culture, or that they are the result of invasion from the north or the Near East. Etruscan expansion was focused both to the north beyond the Apennines and into Campania. Some small towns in the 6th century BC disappeared during this time, ostensibly consumed by greater, more powerful neighbors. However, it is certain that the political structure of the Etruscan culture was similar to, albeit more aristocratic than, Magna Graecia in the south. The mining and commerce of metal, especially copper and iron, led to an enrichment of the Etruscans and to the expansion of their influence in the Italian peninsula and the western Mediterranean sea. Here their interests collided with those of the Greeks, especially in the sixth century BC, when Phoceans of Italy founded colonies along the coast of France, Spain and Corsica. This led the Etruscans to ally themselves with the Carthaginians, whose interests also collided with the Greeks.

These ancient people are my inspiration for this gorgeous bracelet in silver and copper.

Bracelet measures 8 inches
Bracelet can be custom ordered to fit the size you need. If a specific size is needed leave a comment in the comment/message section at checkout.

~~~~Free shipping is always available in my shop ~~~~

                           ~You Might Also Like This Bracelet In Copper~

Copper Filigree Earrings OOAK One Of A Kind by rainwaterstudios

Copper Filigree Earrings OOAK One Of A Kind by rainwaterstudios:

Classic and elegant. These vintage earrings are great for wearing with a little black dress. Unusual style of filigree and copper mixed with a pale peach swarovski crystal make the copper come to life.


Earrings measure 2.50 inches

Purple Cat Eye Earrings by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

Purple Cat Eye Earrings by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:
These darling earrings are made from a vintage bracelet that had lost its way. The purple cat eye beads set off the whole earring. A fantastic way to wear something with a little history.

Earrings measure 2 inches

Copper S Earrings by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

Copper S Earrings by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

Rustic and earthy copper earrings are perfect for everyday wear. These earrings make a great stocking stuffer for the earring buff in your family.

Earrings measure 3 inches

Halloween Pom Pom Earrings by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

Halloween Pom Pom Earrings by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

Fun, festive, a finishing touch to your halloween costume. These earrings are a great way to show your enthusiasm for a favorite time of year.

Earrings measure 3.50 inches

Wicked Venom Earrings by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

Wicked Venom Earrings by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

If you are not feeling the idea of having a spooky spider on your ear all night. Try these. They were made to match the Wicked Venom Necklace just perfect. Who says that you can't look just as wicked. Its all in the imagination.

Earrings measure 3 inches



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Spooky Spider Earrings               Wicked Venom Necklace

Cindy Lou Pom Pom Earrings by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

Cindy Lou Pom Pom Earrings by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

Who doesn't adore the little coo of a dove voice in one of my very favorite movies. That's right I am talking about 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' By Dr. Seuss. It is an all time classic. I watch it every year with out fail. So here is my little rendition of what some of the Who's down in Whoville might wear on there ears.

Earrings measure 3 inches

Peppermint Lane Bracelet by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

Peppermint Lane Bracelet by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

Spectacular Christmas bracelet. This bracelet reminds me of all the goodies (Candy, cookies, cakes, etc...YUM!) that come with all things christmas.

Bracelet measures 8 inches

Faery's Eden by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

Faery's Eden by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

All Faeries have a favorite spot to play and frolic. Where the faeries play only a sensor can see. In the Realm of the Fae this is their paradise.

This wonderful necklace has been created from a very vivid dream I had. The necklace is an extention of my dream.

Necklace measures 22 inches.







Faerie's Ring Earrings












~~~~~~~~~~~ PLEASE NOTE~~~~~~~~~~~~

* The necklace and faeries circle earrings may be purchased as a set, please convo me on http://www.rainwaterstudios.etsy.com  or email me at myrainwaterstudios@ yahoo.com.*

XMas Tree Jingly Bracelet by rainwaterstudios on Etsy

XMas Tree Jingly Bracelet by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

Jingle bells ring are you listen?
In the lane the snow is glisten, a beautiful sight we're happy to night, walkin' in a winter wonder land.

What a great song... This is what comes to mind when I put on this great christmas bracelet. It has a soft jingle to it and makes me think of great christmas times.

Bracelet measures 8 inches
Bracelet can be made to your size. In the comments section at checkout put the size of the bracelet you would like.

~~~ Free shipping is always available in my shop ~~~

~ A Moment Of Reflection ~

As fall is fast approaching and the first freeze is upon us.  My flower faeries decided to give my gorgeous roses one last hurrah of the season. This is now my time to reflect on some of the great memories that I have had with my family over the summer.  We took two great vacations, I expanded my business to the not only to include a shop here in town but more business on several internet sites and I have gained several new friendships.  All of which I cherish and adore.  I am also in the works of getting some of my first romance novels published, which will expand my horizons even more.  I feel that words cannot express my love, desire,passion  and hope for my family, friends and all the new endeavors that will fall on my doorstep. 
 So as you read my moment of reflection, I say to you, have you taken the time to reflect on what you have done over the summer or in you life in the past few months?  If not, isn't a good time to do so? A little soul searching never hurt anyone and the faeries absolutly love it when a mortal embraces their inner light.

Happy soul searching...

Melissa

~ Garfied Park Arts N Crafts Fair ~

Well, the fair is over and I am a little sad.  All the build up of getting ready, pulling your hair out, being a total wreck and a little cranky to your family and now it is over.  Nevertheless, I was overjoyed and inspired by all the great artist and wonderful people that I encountered at the fair.  I was able to promote my business to the next level, meet some very talented artists and make some new friends.    Overall I was very pleased with how organized the fair was and give KUDOS!! to Kathy at Garfied Park Neighborhood Association and all her staff that helped out with this terrific fair.  I look forward to attending again next year.

~ Here are some great pictures of my booth ~



 

~ A Sneeky Peek At Some Goodies That Will Be At The Craft Fair

Here we go!  I am excited, exhausted and a little overwhelmed with all the hussle and bussle (if that's even a word!)  of all the things that go into a BIG craft fair event.  I typically do small church and school events.
But, this year I was invited to join one of Grand Rapids bigger craft fairs.  I was pleased and overjoyed when they asked.  Sooo here I am ready to go, going thru my lists, tags, etc, to make sure that I am prepared for everything!  Whew! 


If you are in town~ Stop by and say HI!!!
I will be at  GARFIELD PARK~ ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR
 At the corner of Burton and Madison SE  On the left hand side
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010  
9 AM - 4 PM
Lots of crafts, arts, jewelry and food!!!! Oh and kids crafts too!

                             

                                                      


















Ok, if you want a peek at what will be at the craft fair~~~ Scroll Down! 

Celtic Knot Pendant In Copper With Iridescent by rainwaterstudios

Celtic Knot Pendant In Copper With Iridescent by rainwaterstudios

Celtic Knot Pendant In Copper With Iridescent Beads and Olivine Freshwater Pearls Description:

The interlacing lines of the Celtic Knot stands for 'no beginning, no ending, the continuity of everlasting love and binding together or intertwining of two soul or spirits.' Christianity has embraced much of the ancient Celtic symbolism and had adapted many Celtic Knots into high crosses and illuminated manuscripts. Celtic knots date back to the 5th century and were used extensively by ancient monks in illuminated manuscripts such as the Book of Kells and Book of Durrows. The Celts did not record the meanings behind the designs they recreated but scholarly speculation is that the symbols represented basic tenants of life, mankind and spirituality. The continual looping of the designs suggests themes of eternity and interconnectedness. Interwoven figures of people and animals may have represented the interdependent nature of life. Two of more knots laced together symbolized lovers, God and man, and so on. Some ancient Celtic symbols have changed in meaning over time, having been influenced by the introduction of Christianity and the influence of other cultures. Circle knot represent eternity or the eternal cycle of life, death and rebirth.

Pendant measures 3 inches
Pendant comes with a suede cord- colors may include -black, green, brown, purple, red
If you have a preference please feel free to leave your preference in the message section at checkout. Or convo me with your preference

Sunrise Sunset Necklace by rainwaterstudios on Etsy


Sunrise Sunset Necklace by rainwaterstudios on Etsy:

Early in the morning while most of us are sleeping, a gorgeous sunrise occurs. It has the most glorious colors on earth. Pink, purple orange, blue, grey, white and all colors mixed in between. The same occurs at sunset. What a beautiful necklace this is to show how much you appreciate a new day or the ending of a long day.

Necklace measures 25 inches

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