There is so much to love about Canada and being Canadian. I am a native of Canada's Capital city, Ottawa, Ontario. Ontario is a vast province; from east to west it takes about two days to travel by car.
Part of Ontario is comprised of the Canadian Shield , a HUGE rocky landmass. We are a mineral rich province as one could expect with all those rocks around.
We also have the most gorgeous Maple Trees that give us the best Maple Syrup in the world. In Spring these trees warm up, the sap runs, and we have tree growers who tap the sap and make syrup. Sugar shacks abound and one can visit them, watch maple syrup being made (by boiling the sap for hours and hours and hours in huge metal tanks).
Some fresh snow packed into a plate , pour on some warm sap and we enjoy the most delicious treat, maple syrup taffy on a stick. YUM.
In fall these same Maple trees turn the most amazing shades of red and orange, turning our forests into flaming beauty.
For my entry in this blog hop I've chosen to honour our maple leaf and highlight it with some of our local minerals/gemstones that are abundant in Ontario. I chose Sodalite, Garnet and Amethyst.
The stones are joined together with hand made silver wire links., Wire wrapping and wire work is my favourite technique for making jewellery. To keep it simple I finished the necklace with silver rolo chain which mimics the round loops of the wire wrapped connections. The whole piece is about 22 inches long.
To see other designs representing other countries stop by the host's blog Nanmade by Nan Smith. She is the hostess who set up this tour de pays hop. Thanks Nan for this great blog party.