I’m addicted to planting things. Most seeds that cross my path find their way into a pot full of dirt. This would be just fine, if I didn’t live in an apartment without a yard.
Last year, I had a long conversation with my gardening self. “We must stop this tree planting spree!” I said to me. The talk didn’t stick all that well. I’ve already planted sapodilla and grapefruit. The succulents, flowers and ivy I’ve also planted don’t count because, well… because I say they don’t. *pouts and coughs*
I’ve been struggling, trying with all my might not to plant mango seeds, carambola seeds, cherimoya seeds and pretty much the seed of everything I eat. On a whim, I decided to start drying the seeds. The cherimoya and carambola look gorgeous, don’t they?
And the mango seeds look funky, fun and promising.
In my last post, I asked for ideas for crafty things to do with seeds. Winter Moon shared a link to Semillas—thank you! My visit to the site started a wider search. I had already decided what to do with the mango seeds. I was waiting to have thirteen of them in order to make a tree. But it wasn’t until I browsed around Semillas, Armadillo Artifacts, Naturaleza Organic Jewelry and similar sites, that I started dreaming of seed earrings and seed bracelets and seed bookmarks…
via Armadillo Artifacts
I’m not delusional. My desire to make something pretty with the seeds won’t result in beauties even close to the ones created by the shops mentioned above. Nevertheless, I think I can craft something sweet and full of happy, which will please my needs and maybe bring a smile to a friend or thirteen.
I need to continue reading about ways to make the seeds last longer, and I must get my hands on a small drilling tool… Any suggestions, my crafty Wicked Luvs?