NOW CLOSED :: Christmas Offering :: A Thank You

Thank you all for dropping your names in the hat for this giveaway — your comments were really and truly heartwarming…a marvelous way to end 2015 and push me forward into 2016 in the studio.

The winner is:
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Congratulations, Melissa!

Happy New Year, everyone!


7I9A8088 7I9A8098 7I9A8100 7I9A8121Moonstone, chrysoprase, glass, pyrite, turquoise, silk and my “Bend and Not Break” motif in sterling silver makes for a simple, festive thank you for your support in 2015.  And this small thing I have to give away is so inadequate!  Your support puts diesel and gas in our trucks, pays our mortgage (or now, our rent), helps pay for further refurbishing work on our Airstream (our summer home), buys our groceries, covers our health bills, teeth cleanings, eye exams, vet bills and perhaps most importantly of all, it puts kibble in the dog and cat food dishes.  When you choose to support me as an independent artist, you support my family.  We are nothing without you.  You hold us up.

I thank you, we thank you, with all our hearts.

I hope to continue to serve you as best as I can with cameras, words and metal in 2016.

In the meanwhile, if you’d like a chance to win this necklace, please simply leave me a comment in the comment section of this post so I’ll know you were here.  I’ll draw a winning name sometime after Christmas.


I am giving away a second necklace through my Instagram account.  Head on over to double your chances.

Have a beautiful, restful, meaningful Christmas holiday, dear ones.


Jillian, et al.

7I9A80817I9A8016[The tree this year is a vision, wild and sublime, featuring a mule deer rack as a topper, a simple festooning of pheasant tail feathers and elevated by a couple of feet on a huge cottonwood round — I cannot even express how merry it makes this little strawbale house of ours.  We are blessed, we are warm and joyful of soul, we celebrate with every cell of our beings, the birth of the Savior.]


  1. How kind of you!

  2. Dear Jillian, I love your blog and all the beautiful pictures of Idaho & Washington. I live in New England but your pictures make me want to travel to your parts of the country. Merry Christmas. Carolyn

  3. Laura Creswell says:

    Beautiful work! Merry Christmas and Happy Hunting!

  4. Catherine Hooper says:

    Happy Christmas!

  5. eeeee! such a pretty one. xxxoooo

  6. so lovely. I love your words and beautiful work.

  7. This speaks with clarity of the season!

  8. Stunning necklace and tree! I find your work to be quite inspirational, so thank YOU for that. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

  9. “In every walk with nature one receives far more than they seek” JM

  10. Stunning!!

  11. You are such a fire, happy to have joined you through the year. And so looking forward to the next with your company.

  12. Such a gorgeous piece. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  13. Michelle Chapin says:

    I am so in love with this necklace! And I never realized how important it was to shop small business and local, until we started a farm last year! Every little purchase supports our family in a big way! Good luck to you in this next year and Merry Christmas!!

  14. Amanda Young says:

    Hi Jillian and Happy Holidays! What a beautiful gift and opportunity you are giving to us all. I have been following your blog and works for years. I’m sitting here admiring my sweet newborn son who was born on Solstice. It’s a joyous holiday with our without this necklace but it would certainly make it extra amazing!
    Amanda Young

  15. Deborah Hirschmann says:

    Another beautiful necklace, as always.

  16. your work is so inspiring, Merry Christmas!

  17. Your life, wherever you are, alone, or with your dogs, and with husband has been such an inspiration to me. Yours is the first blog I check every morning. Thank you for sharing it all. I hope you have a really beautiful Christmas and I can’t wait to read all about you in the new year.
    Three cheers!

  18. So lovely to think of a fellow Saskatchewan girl who has done such a beautiful thing with her life.

  19. Merry Christmas! Thanks for your inspirational words and photos!

  20. Jillian, your blog and art give me so much joy. Thank you for another year of beauty.

  21. Beautiful! Thanks Jillian and Merry Christmas!

  22. As always you are so generous and lovely to boot

  23. Taylor Stone says:

    Beautiful, as usual. Merry Christmas!

  24. Lisa Berry says:

    I love it! It’s so beautiful. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. And your tree is gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

  25. i adore your coveralls!!
    and that tree….

    happy christmas to all, and to all, a silent and holy night….


  26. Kathy Edwards Hayslett says:

    Thank you for your lovely blog.

  27. Just lovely, Jillian. I was delighted, & lucky enough, to support you and your family a couple times this year. A happy trade for the inspiration you offer. Cheers to a fresh year!

  28. Thank you for the lovely giveaway! I would love to win. And I must have a tree with feathers someday.

  29. Hurricane Girl says:

    So inspiring you have been for this girl, your words and photos have taken me to a magical place I might never have experienced. Merry Christmas to you and hubby and those furry kids of yours. Thank You for the giveaway. Good Luck Everyone!!

  30. Like to have for my wife.

  31. Rebecca Spencer says:

    May you remain inspired and may all your family members (furry and human alike), live in health and happiness this year and all futures years!

  32. Erin Hooten says:

    How very generous of you. I love the motto “bend, don’t break.”

  33. Eileen Weigand says:

    Stunning and meaningful as usual! Please include me in this drawing. Merry Christmas! !♡♡♡

  34. It would mean the world to finally own one of your extraordinary works. Your soul shines through these pieces as I’m sure it does in every aspect of your life.
    With love.

  35. Thank you for the give away! Thank you for all of the beautiful photography too- nourishing for the soul. Merry Christmas.

  36. Kelsey Hartley says:

    With all the admiration from a crafty soul, I’m happy just to throw my name into the pot! Merry happy blessings to you and yours! xx

  37. Lovely! Happy solstice

  38. Agnieszka Sztaba says:

    Another stunning piece! Thank you Jillian for the chance to win. Happy Holidays, wishing you a kickass 2016!

  39. Beautiful necklace, beautiful words, beautiful tree.

  40. I don’t know anyone else that could rock a denim pantsuit like you do. 🙂 Love the family portrait and your tree is just beautiful. The gorgeous necklace would look snazzy with my 3 beaded stands I was fortunate enough to quickly snuggle up from you a couple years ago. Thank you for making this world a brighter place.

    Merry, Merry Christmas, to you and RW!! xo

  41. Thank you for your trueness- the digging into the earth, your being and your community to be connected, alive and nourishing. That synergy creates beauty and nourishment. Peace and all things good as we move towards days of longer light!

  42. Beautiful art, inspired by a beautiful life❤️ Thank you for sharing your generous spirit with the world.

  43. Of course I would love to wear a piece made by you! We’ll see what happens!
    Merry Christmas, sister firewife!

  44. Christie Bodnarchuk says:

    Your prairie rootedness comes through in all you do. Choosing beauty, speaking truth in the darkness, and living and loving deeply. Seeking and exploring, bind these reminders on your fingers and toes, on your door posts. Love lives here.

  45. Jillian, you are a beautiful soul!! <3

  46. happy winter from Interior Alaska —

  47. The tree is spectacular! Your necklace is spectacular! I would be honored to wear that necklace.
    Merry Christmas, woman!

  48. Jillian you are such a beautiful and talented person . I love your art and couldn’t stop admire your talent and generosity. Wish you and your family all the best,love, luck and health. Take care !!!!!!!

  49. wishing you both joy, peace, and great beauty for the holidays and throughout the new year. thank you for loving our souls!

  50. Taylor Starr says:

    Beautiful creations as always. I love reading your stories and seeing your amazing photos. Especially when you show us how beautiful and essential hunting is! Thank you!

  51. Dear Jillian,
    wishing you wonderful Christmas! May your days be merry and bright!!!
    Love your art and your beautiful writing, thanks for sharing it with the world.

  52. Bend and not Break! BEAUTIFUL! Words to remember in so many ways. Thank you! Dancing for snow in the east!Happy Holidays

  53. Merry merry, happy happy:)

  54. Jillian, your blog is the bright light in a dark sky. I look forward so much to your posts and would love to own any piece you make! Thank you for the chance. Happy Winter.

  55. Merry Christmas to a fellow Canuck! From deep in the wilds of B.C.

  56. Heather Kelley says:

    Beautiful as always…happy holidays

  57. Katie Jeffries says:

    Such a lovely piece. Merry Christmas!

  58. beautiful necklace!i love it!


  60. Merry Christmas and best wishes for a grand 2016!

  61. Merry Christmas!

  62. Gretchen Hughey says:

    Your work is beautiful!

  63. The wildness rings out from every word, cold fire from each photo, and a considered life hammered into bright steel. May it ever be thus!

  64. Your connect to nature blows me away. I love your photos and jewelry! Thanks for sharing your heart and creativity!

  65. Hhhmmmm…..what shall I share with you? I traveled thru southern Colorado and into New Mexico today. Along the way, I spotted many herds of antelope and deer..and I saw a coyote dragging something away. Then it became very dark and moody, heavy with clouds and started to snow, as if in my very own snow globe. I decided to stay in Santa Fe and wander around a bit before making my way to the winter Arizona desert for Christmas with my family..

    Wishing you the merriest Christmas and a delightful New Year!

  66. Your blog is one of my favorites – your words, pictures, and work are beautiful in ways that are fresh and wild and of this glorious earth and in ways that are quite different from the beauty around me here in North Carolina. Thank you for sharing it with us. I hope you have a joy filled Christmas.

  67. Merry wishes from Maine! Feelin’ lucky! XO

  68. I was here and that tree is magical!

  69. How beautiful!! Your blog is such a wonderful place to visit, and I love seeing the world as you do. You have further opened my eyes to the natural world and I’m grateful. Merry Christmas and God bless you both (and the furries) this coming year!! xoxo E

  70. Merry Christmas to you, Jillian, and to Rob, and all your familial critters!

  71. Thank you for doing this gift-away! Wishing you a fantastic and adventurous 2016!! XOXO!

  72. I would be honored to wear this beautiful creation! Happy Holidays!

  73. Merry Christmas! 🙂

  74. Caryl Griffin says:

    You’re so generous to share your life and passions with us all. I so enjoy reading, and wearing, your artistic endeavors. Have a wonderful new year!


  75. Your work is beautiful and magical! Thank you for sharing.

  76. Jillian 🙂 Your blog inspires me more than you know. My dear friend and I aspire to one day be free and in the wild again, like you, (once our children are a bit older and less dependent on us for immediate needs like nutrition and assistance with bathroom visits hehe). Our GSP, Jasper, would like to hunt grouse like Tater and the majestic Farley. Thank you for producing this blog for all of us. It is magnificent beyond words. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hope you get that horse, soon!

  77. I was here! And all the more inspired for it. What a lovely thing for you to do, thank you! Such a special necklace that my ring says it needs. 🙂 Wishing you and yours, the two-legged and four, the happiest of holidays, Jillian!

  78. Lynn in Kansas says:

    Beautiful as always Jillian and a beautiful blessed Christmas to you and yours!

  79. jillian,
    your words and images inspire me every day, and i thank you for that. xoxoxo

  80. Beautiful…Merry Christmas.

  81. Thank you for the nice gesture of the giveaway and for all the beautiful posts, pictures, pieces of your (beautiful and not ordinary) life, your magnificent jewelry, I wish you a very warm and merry Christmas, a gorgeous-healthy-fun-fabulous new year 2016 and i hope you both find the house of your dreams!!!! Joyeux Noel en bonne Annee 2016!!!!

  82. I am happy every day looking at my “wedding” ring. You bring so much beauty and joy into our lives. Thankful for your giveaways. You rock!

  83. Well, who knows? Maybe I’ll be the one to win this beautiful fringe necklace – it might be the only way to get a piece of your beautiful jewelry, as everything sells out so quickly! 🙂 Merry Christmas & another wonderful year coming up!

  84. Merry Christmas from one Canadian to another! I lurve this necklace!

  85. Magic. Merry. Thanks for continuing to inspire the creative.

  86. Simone Marie says:

    Hey lady Plume! Merry Merry Christmas to you and yours! And the best New Year yet!! Going over to instagram too!! Yay!

  87. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Ms. Plume & Family. 🙂

  88. Just stunning… Here’s a haiku in the spirit of exchange:
    over such embers
    night pulls her velvet blanket
    all swirl and hushed sigh

  89. thank you, Jillian for your creations (words, images, jewels, life)they always inspire me.

  90. Oh my goodness. I just dicovered your blog this afternoon and whiled away the whole afternoon scrolling through your posts. I would be honored to receive this gift and hope to follow you on your continued journey.

  91. Thank YOU for being so inspiring!

  92. I have been following your blog and life over the years. It is always a great pleasure to read your texts and view your photos. Merry Christmas. Chris

  93. Claudia Michel says:

    You are a daily inspiration. Thankyou and here’s to a great year ahead.

  94. Merry Christmas. The house of Plume looks like a wonderful place to be.

  95. Molly Van Oostrum says:

    Wishing you and yours a relaxing and lovely holiday season! Your photos and creations bring me freedom from the grey skies here in Portland. Thank you for all that you share.

  96. Lizzi Fogolini says:

    Saw your post first on IG…but had to scoot on over here to check out your other beautiful necklace. But the tree…WHAT ABOUT THAT TREE…how in the heck are ya gonna fit THAT in a box??? Love it…love it all…<3

  97. Delightfully lovely dear plume. Xoxo

  98. Happy holidays to you and yours. Thank you.

  99. What a lovely gift to share with a lucky reader. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  100. Aimee Furber says:

    Thank you!! That necklace is amazing and the “bend don’t break” theme comes at a very fitting time in my life. I would love to win it, and even if I don’t, I would love to buy one. I feel like I could use some wild, natural reminders to go with the flow and to stay true to myself. Your work is such a good reminder of that. Merry Christmas!

  101. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  102. As always, you are so inspiring and your jewelry is amazing!

  103. Thank you for your beautiful pictures,words and jewels! You truly are amazing! Happy holidays!

  104. Jillian, you’re a gem. You’re an artist with metal, stone, photos and words. And, most importantly, you seem to have a kind heart and a reverence for the land and the animals. Never underestimate the wisdom in choosing Robert to go through life with. My dad was a Robert and the finest man I ever knew. Now, go get that pony and ride! I imagine that you’re an artist at that as well.

  105. Beth Harris says:

    Another year! Thank you for the beauty you bring into my days by sharing here. I’ve been reading and loving this blog for several years, and I’m always glad to see a new post up. The merriest of Christmases to you and yours, and a happy New Year too!

    Ps.. have you read The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman? I couldn’t put it down. I loved it, even when it made me cry on the airplane.

  106. Can I just say… thank YOU. I discovered your writing, your jewery art, and photography this summer while I was camping across the country. Every year my band from Nashville, TN tours all over performing music for kids at small town library Summer reading programs. This past summer, instead of bumming around cheap hotels we decided to camp our way to these small towns (from South Carolina to California, and everywhere in between!). I was determined to document as much of the adventure as possible by starting a blog, and it was on that journey that I discovered yours. Finding “The Noisy Plume” was like finding an undiscovered John Muir diary! Your way with words takes me back to my favorite classic literature reads, I love getting caught up in the details of your precious Idaho–the mountain tops, the streams, the dirt, the smells and sounds…I get lost in it–a good lost…that kind where you don’t really want to be found. So thank YOU for not only making stunning metal and stone art, but for sharing your thoughts and words. I’m not one to comment much, and I apologize that this one has gotten a little lengthy, but I do look forward to reading your blog–always. I’m in love with the North West, but for now I don’t get to live there. So THANK YOU for writing about it in such fine and perfect detail (and sharing your photography) so I can have a little piece of it too. Merry Christmas xxx



    PS I may or may not want to be Jillian Lukiwski when I grow up… =]

  107. Annastasia Calvert says:


    I hope your you have a wonderful and relaxing holiday! Your work is so inspiring to my work and life. You are so kind for giving this beautiful work of art!

  108. What a neat piece! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  109. Thanks for making everything so meaningful. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  110. Corena Cottles says:

    My husband and I are HUGE fans! Plus, our German Wirehaired Pointer is jealous of all the fun you guys have been having in the cool weather! Have a wonderful Christmas and very Happy New Year!

  111. You have a mighty way with words, Jillian! Thank you for sharing & inspiring others with your writing & pictures. I wish your family a merry holiday & a beautiful 2016.

  112. Your photography and words have been a true inspiration to me throughout the year. Thank you for that, Jillian. ♥ Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas and only the best for the coming year!

  113. Love it, what amazing colors! Merry Christmas!

  114. Wow, that Christmas tree is MAGNIFICENT. Looking forward to seeing 2016 through your eyes.

  115. J’adore vos photos et créations, vous me faites rêver à distance qu’elle chance de vivre dans ces paysages sublimes.
    Désolée pour mon post en français mais mon anglais écrit est épouvantable!
    I wish you a merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël .

  116. Dearest Jillian,

    I am already the fond owner of a couple of your ‘soulful’ pieces! Always room for more of your divine handwork(ART)! If the MOON and STARS align……she will be mine!

    I have raging ‘HORSE FEVER’ too! Why not join me and ADOPT a wild mustang from the BLM here in Idaho!? I have my little eye on one right now that I am hoping is destined to be mine! Happy Trails xx

  117. Aimee // The Rainbow Farmer says:

    Yay! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. 🙂 Xx!

    Thank you for all the work you do, Jillian. It inspires me and keeps me company.

    Wishing you and your family the best holiday season to date.


  118. Jillian you are such an inspiration to me! Thank you for your beautiful posts and for creating such beautiful work! I was gifted one of your spirit rings for Christmas and I couldn’t be happier owning one of your pieces! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! xo

  119. amanda riley says:

    Happy Christmas from South Wales.I love reading your blog which inspires me to travel to your part of the world.
    Wishing you the best for 2016

  120. Adore what you do and your craft. So when you can never be fast enough to get a jem on etsy you try and win one instead.

  121. Kimberly Lien says:

    Merriest of Cheistmases to u and yours & wishes for peace and joy in the new year!☃🎄

  122. Jillian, your life and your art are an inspiration. I hope you continue doing what you love and share your joy with the world.

  123. Wanted to say thank you very much for sending the ring to Chloe so promptly. It arrived yesterday in Vancouver and Chloe opened it via Skype with me here in England and she cried and was so overwhelmed. She said she will never take it off. 😀

  124. I wear your rings as everyday talismans, poetry and little doors to freedom.
    Thanks to your inspired talent.
    Wishing you a warm Christmas with yours,
    Kind regards 🙂

  125. Love your photos and jewelry! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  126. Maritza Tschepp says:

    hi Gillian, I love your words & work. I’ve been coveting your silverwork for the past couple of years but living in London, I never seem to get there as it sells out soooooo fast ! This necklace in particular chimes with me – I’m a long-time member of The Woodcraft Folk – the pine tree is on our symbol & our colour is green. Here is our envoi which we recite at the end of every group night – ‘this shall be for a bond between us that we are of one blood you & I, that we have cried peace to all & claimed kinship with every living thing, that we hate war, sloth & greed & love fellowship & together we shall go singing to fashion a new world ‘ Peace, live strong, love the sun, follow the trail

  127. Maritza Tschepp says:

    oops Jillian not Gillian ( my typo sorry ) X

  128. Your work never ceases to inspire and amaze. Seasons blessings to you, Robert and the fur children. Wishing the Noisy Plume a prosperous and bountiful 2016.

  129. erica hogenbirk says:

    The necklace is so stunning!
    Thanks for all the inspiration with your work, photo’s and words!
    Wish you a merry Christmas and a beautiful New Year from Holland!! x Erica

  130. Just discovered you and your work! I will be watching you in the new year, wishing you peace.

  131. Happy Christmas Jillian and your lovely family! Maybe this is the first piece of your work I shall own!:)

  132. I can’t wait to see what beauty you bring to us in 2016! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  133. It is so beautiful!

  134. Thank *you* for all of the inspiration and joy you give to all of us!

  135. Your blog is an inspiration. This new year will be a tough one for me, life altering decisions for me and my girls. I pray I “bend and not break”.

  136. so beautiful – a very merry Christmas to you and yours!

  137. Thank you for sharing your beautiful images with the world. They are so calming and some other words that describe how I feel about them that I can’t pin down.

  138. LOve love love the Christmas tree

  139. I love reading your blog and your Instagram….they make me happy. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you and your family.

  140. Lorelei Eurto says:

    Thank you for your creativity. generous soul. Merry Christmas. 🌲

  141. Maegan Reid says:

    Merry Christmas Jill! I hope that you guys have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. Just wanted to encourage you that I always love reading your blog and seeing all the wonderful shots that you take.

  142. Your feather tree decorations inspired me to use fly tying materials to decorate for Christmas. It made for a lovely dinner centerpiece!

  143. Thank you for all the beauty you bring to the world.

  144. J-bird!
    I am so glad you’ve had such a fantastic year.
    So much gratitude for the beauty you share- wishing you a wonderful holiday/winter season!
    Blessings and hugs…
    little owl

  145. April Hallett says:

    Simply beautiful! Have a wonderful holiday season!

  146. Wonderful to see a design that was a show exclusive again with a beautiful inspiration. Thank you Jillian. Merry Christmas.

  147. I am here every day.

    Thank you for inspiring me.

  148. Hello.
    A few months ago my husband, son and I were in a life transition, and it generated a lot of stress. I check your blog daily and as things tend to go, just when I needed it, I came across your post on seeing the word SHALOM inside your neighbor’s house. What was meant for you, was meant for me also. Thank you for passing it on – I received it. The word is now painted above the kitchen window in my new home that overlooks a vastly different view than where we came from, a view we struggled for. And we are grateful. Thank you for posting such beauty. Shalom to you and you dear this Christmas season. ~ Brittni Z.

  149. Beautiful necklace!
    Merry Christmas to you!

  150. Merry Christmas Jillian. You do beautiful work. Hoping to bump just . To you again in Hagerman!

  151. merry Christmas, j! Here’s hoping…

  152. Two beauties! Thank you for sharing your inspiring life with us all!! I’m missing the winter snow here in Pittsburgh on this 60 degree winter day. Crazy. Have a beautiful holiday!

  153. Always beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  154. Happy Holidays!

  155. Thanks to you and the many other independent artists I’ve had the joy of knowing and following this year! You give my soul creativity, inspiration and cheer. Merry Christmas!

  156. Beautiful work. A very happy Christmas!

  157. kristin love says:

    stunning as always, and not just the necklace but you too, of course!
    every photo you post, every word you write, the metal you form into sublime pieces of art: all of it, all amazing!
    thank you for your constant stream of inspiration, love and reminders to
    and live.
    merry christmas and many blessings to you jillian

  158. Love your blog, love your soul!
    Happy Holidays

  159. Samantha Stone says:

    Merry Christmas! So kind of you to do a giveaway! Your tree is stunning!

  160. Thank you for your beautiful photography and inspirational jewelry. Merry Christmas.

  161. The “Bend but not break” speaks to me on several levels as this was how I managed some situations in the last couple years. I appreciate your work and inspiration from nature. May you have a fantastic 2016!

  162. Thank you for showing the world what women hunters are really like, and for remaining true to yourself. Your gift is thoughtful. Happy holidays.

  163. Minna Koivula says:

    My dear wild soul sister Jillian <3 Joyful midwinter howl from Finland! <3 I love your work!
    Ihanaa joulua täältä kaukaa! <3

  164. Dear beautiful Jillian … Oh boy, the chance to win your gorgeous creation! How lucky are we? 🙂 Thank you so much for this chance. Your blog is my getaway, the place I come to to experience a lifestyle I find truly inspiring. You are one fabulous soul, my dear. May you and your loved ones share memorable moments together during this Christmas season. See you in 2016! Oh, and your Tannenbaum is out of this world! Big hugs XO

  165. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Your life in pictures makes my soul happy. Much love from Montana!

  166. Thank You, thank you! You are pure magic.

  167. Merriest of Merry Christmases!

  168. Hello from MN, 🙂 what a great surprise this morning when I saw your necklace giveaway. After following you for the last few mo the I’m not surprised by this wonderful gift from you.
    Have a fun Christmas with your family.

  169. Tricia van Roestel says:

    Beautiful necklace! Have yourself a very merry Christmas!

  170. lullabyranch says:

    Thank you so very much for sharing your adventures, your passion and your love.
    Merry Christmas and God bless.

  171. Thank you for taking us along on your adventures and reminding us that we are surrounded by beauty. have a very Merry Christmas!

  172. Genie Bragg says:

    Truly can’t wait to see what the new year brings you! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  173. Your life and your work are an inspiration to me. You make me look inside myself and outside at this wonderful world. I thank you for that and wish you and your family a wonderful new year.

  174. Thank yuo for all your beautiful images, gorgeous dog photos and lovely work. have a lovely Christmas time and much prosperity for the New Year. xx

  175. That’s really lovely! Have a Merry Christmas!

  176. Enjoy your life in SE Idaho. Thanks for sharing

  177. Finger’s crossed! You are such a beautiful soul!

  178. Elizabeth Waggoner says:

    A Joyous and Blessed Christmas and New Year to you and Robert and the fur people and all that you love and cherish! The Thanks really go to YOU. You’ve made a difference, at least in my life. Thank You, and Happy Holidays!

  179. I love your life (and your style!) and am very grateful you share it here. The world needs more beauty.

  180. Merry Christmas Jillian!

  181. daumen drücken. beautiful. have a merry Christmas.

  182. Pretty please, with sugar on top. Merry Christmas!

  183. Dear Jillian,
    I so miss your photos and words when your blog is quiet. My heart jumps when there’s a new post to feast on. Thank you, from the bottom of my soul, for sharing your shining beauty with us. We are the lucky ones.
    Merry Christmas! 🙂

  184. Merry Christmas to you and you family !

  185. peace and love and everything in between. thank you for the continual inspiration. -samofthenorth

  186. Thank you, for you Jillian!:) Happy Christmas to you.

  187. Sallie Raybould says:

    What a beautiful tree and necklace. Merry Christmas.

  188. Run Wild Tiff says:

    Noisy Plume,

    You’ve been such a treasure for me to find. You have touched my soul and given me motivation to do things I’ve always been afraid to do. You’ve changed my life really…
    I have been hoping and praying to snag a little piece of “you” to carry with me as I explore new areas of the forest I haven’t been before. The necklace is beyond beautiful!
    Very merry Christmas to you and pups and all the best in ****2016 ****

  189. Beautiful. Keep working! Your pictures and words bring me so much joy and inspiration.

  190. Merry Christmas, J. I’m embracing HOPE this season – what a gift. Thank you for shining your beacon.

  191. Carol Tobler says:

    Oh my pretty girl! Your words of thanks are more than enough but such a colorful necklace to lie brightly on one’s breast will certainly warm whomever wears it all through the winter!!! Keep on being you! Hugs & Warmest Wishes to you and yours!

  192. Lovely!

  193. So beautiful, all of it, that I cried.

  194. so beautiful! happy holidays!

  195. My GAWD, that tree….that space!!! Happy Christmas to you and yours, dearest Jillian! xo

  196. Thank YOU Jillian for your amazing blog filled with your photography, writing and your beautiful jewelry.

    Merry Christmas!!!

  197. Thanks for sharing another beautiful year with us.

  198. Happy Christmas!
    You are an inspiration.

  199. Have a Wild and Merry Christmas!! Your blog always inspires me to get outside!
    -Lauren K

  200. Thank you for sharing your gifts of words, photography, and metal work with us! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Love the shot of you all by the river. And that necklace is gorgeous!xoxo

  201. Kate Davis says:

    Thank you for all you do! Happy holidays!

  202. Kate Davis says:

    Thank you for all you do! Merry Christmas!

  203. Happy holidays, Jillian, and thank you for all the inspirational photos and stories you share with us! Peace and love!

  204. Frohe Weihnachten also from Germany!!!

  205. Kate Reilly-FitzPatrick says:

    Thank YOU for your wonderfully inspirational blog. You are amazing and I love YOUR soul! Happy Solstice, Merry Christmas and best wishes for a very happy and healthy New Year!

  206. Blessed Christmas, Jillian!

  207. James Reid says:

    Thank you for all that you do. Your pieces are beautiful.

  208. chris reid says:

    Thank you so much for all the beauty you bring to our world, Sister. Blessings to you and your family this holiday season.

  209. Catherine Chandler says:

    Inadequate is certainly not the word I would use for that beautiful piece of art! Your work is gorgeous, and it comes from the heart. That is the best gift of all. Also, that tree is a true work of art. It seriously looks like it jumped straight out of a painting!

  210. Sharon Williams says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for allowing everyone to be or feel as we are part of your life. May you and your family have a very blessed 2016.

  211. So beautiful!

  212. Kyla Christine says:

    So beautiful Jillian. Have a lovely Christmas!❤️

  213. Thank you for writing, sharing your story, and inspiring so many. You really have a talent
    with metal and enameling. Maybe we’ll see some in 2016? I’ll try it for the first time in 2016! Merry Christmas! I’m hoping to find a catholic church service at noon tomorrow, likely in Burley. Have a great Christmas Eve night!

  214. How lovely! Your family pic on the river cliff is breathtaking too.

  215. You’re tree is stunning! Merry Christmas to both you & Rob.

  216. what a stunning necklace! love the denim suit too!!

  217. Frohes Fest und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
    Lovely work.

  218. Kerttu Kleemola says:

    Thank You! And merry Christmas!

  219. Admire your work so much. Merry Christmas & happy New Year!

  220. Lucia van Kaick says:

    Thank you so much for bringing the majestic nature surrounding you to cold (&sometimes boring) Germany. I adore your writing, you were a big inspiration for me to journal more.
    Happy Christmas.

  221. Cristi Marino says:

    Your beautiful photographs bring joy, thank you for sharing them! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday! 🙂

  222. Allison Neterer says:

    It’s beautiful! I wear my ring with the same motif daily. Merry Christmas!

  223. Your work bridges the gap between the seen and unseen. A vision of the future of 2016!

  224. Oh my goodness, how lovely! Merry Christmas!

  225. Oh, that tree is incredibly wonderful – airy and light, yet earthy and woody all at once.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful images and sentiments with us, your inspiring texts and thought-provoking quotes. I love getting a small glimpse into your life – so different in so many things, and yet, if stripped back to the most essential, so alike, as is the case for us all.
    Have a merry christmas and a most wonderful start to the New Year!

  226. More than these necklaces(which are gorgeous!) I love love the photo of you and Robbie and the pup! The colors… Whoah. : ) hope you enjoy a Merry Christmas together!

  227. What a lovely tree!

  228. Your work speaks to me. Merry, Merry!

  229. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  230. Cyndi wineinger says:

    Merry Christmas, dear friend!!! We are in Alabama with family. 80 degrees, you’d be crying for cold weather!!😳 Miss you !!

  231. I love your blog so much!! 🙂

  232. Sunny Blue says:

    Peace, love, and light to you and yours! Beautiful work. Xoxo Sunny Blue

  233. Your tree is beautiful! As is your necklace. Merry Christmas to all of you (including the dogs!)

  234. Merry Christmas!
    Beautiful tree.

  235. Loverly, loverly, loverly xxxx

  236. best wishes for another new year of your beautiful words & images. 🙂

  237. Beautiful tree! Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year!

  238. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you! Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your lovely pieces!

  239. Thank you so much for your inspiring blog! I discovered it while working a slow shift in the ICU one night and it has been a source of motivation for me to keep exploring our own mountains here in Colorado. Thank you!

  240. Merry Christmas! Love the tree and the photos! The inspired glee of a fellow artist and metalsmith…xo!

  241. Thank you. Beautiful.

  242. Thank you. Beautiful. Love.

  243. Danielle Dee says:

    This green is my favorite! Love love your work. Merry CHRISTMAS!!

  244. ~ I was here … because I always feel better after a visit ~

  245. She’s a beaut! Merry Christmas and best wishes!
    -the martinyeti’s

  246. Dearest Jillian, thank you for creating this beautiful online space and sharing yourself with us all. You are a ray of light!

  247. Thank you for this unique giveaway. I can’t remember how I came across your site but I’m so glad I did. I’ve been enjoying your wanderings. Merry Christmas. Jenny

  248. Merry Christmas. 🙂

  249. I have never…seen a tree so lovely. Merry Christmas dear heart.

  250. Beautiful work! I love all your art. Kinga from Poland.

  251. Je vous souhaite de très jolies fêtes de fin d’année pour vous et votre famille…!!!!!

  252. Just absolutely lovely and inspiring getting to know you through your site and work. Thank you

  253. Stunning! Merry Christmas, beauty!

  254. Dear Jillian thank you for all this inspiration and beauty you share with the world. Merry Cristmas from my heart

  255. Just reading your blog and looking at your incredible photos brings me so much joy. You are an amazing spirit. Thank you god so much inspiration!

  256. Beautiful work + words! You are such an inspiration to me! Merry Christmas + Happy New Year to your whole family.

  257. “Unto you this day a saviour is born in the city of David”. Merry Christmas!

  258. Sarah Hagen says:

    Thank you for sharing your talents…may you have a festive holiday season!

  259. How generous! Thank you for the inspiration you share through your art, photos, words, etc. I’m grateful I found your blog so many years ago. 🙂

  260. your pictures bring me beauty and calm. Love them!

  261. lovely, always lovely…

  262. dear jillian
    i’m hopeful catching an opportunity to receive one of your beautiful pieces.
    with love

  263. Glorious!

  264. Awesome

  265. How generous of you to give away one of your splendid pieces, especially since I have yet to make it to your Etsy shop before you sell out. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, writing, and photography on your blog — it’s a constant pleasure and reminder that I need to get into the wild more, too!
    wishing a happy, healthy new year to you and your family!

  266. says:

    I was here. Beautiful tree. Feeling equally blessed and blissful this holiday season.

  267. Thank you for your inspiration and love of the outdoors ( dogs , critters, ducks, geese ) I hope you heart leaps as mine does when the geese V up and head south . such brave souls they are . The world needs brave souls and creative people . Merry Christmas your sister in spirit in Montana xx

  268. Beautiful work and beautiful soul.

  269. Lots of Love ❤️

  270. I have always admired your work! I love living in Idaho, the wildness of this state speaks to my soul. Best wishes for the New Year.

  271. Thank you for all the work you share. It’s beautifully inspiring.

  272. You put into words the thoughts I can’t articulate. Thanks for your generosity in sharing your talent and world with us.
    Merry, Happy, Peaceful New Year!

  273. Wishing you a bright new year~Eileen

  274. Thanks so much for being such a bright, shining light. Happy New Year to you!

  275. Hi Jillian,
    Luz from Spain here. I have been following your blog for a few years now. I LOVE it. And your work. And your lifestyle. Thank you for all that. Such an inspiration. Have a Merry Xmas and a wonderful 2016!

  276. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts of creativity with the world. You have been an inspiration to me for years. Happy Holidays!

  277. Thank you for being so inspiring!!

  278. Wishing you a winter full of blessings. xxoo

  279. Lauren Matus says:

    Greetings earthling! As a fellow canadian born adventuress I must say your creative spirit is nothing short of inspiring. You often remind me of why we venture into the wild. And on the rare occasions when I am cooped up inside, I have had you to remind me of the vast beauty and wonderment that awaits! So for this I thank you. This necklace is stunning, and as budding geologist the stones used in this piece ignites my passion. Merry CHristmas and Happy New year! No matter what I would like to thank you for my beautiful braclet I received from you this year, it exudes the love passion it was surely made with.

    – peace and love Lauren

  280. Michèle Leblanc says:

    Hi there!
    Lovely work! I admire everything that you do;) thank you!

  281. Merry Christmas Jillian and family! Beautiful work 🙂

  282. Shine on you crazy diamond! The “Bend and Not Break” necklace is a great totem <3

  283. So very lovely,your work is inspiring.

  284. Wow! I could not love this more!!!

  285. Thanks for all you do, Jillian! I’m delighted with my little hunter earrings. Your work is an inspiration and a comfort. Happy Christmas and New Year to you and yours.

  286. Madison Watson says:

    My daily inspiration. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  287. I just discovered you today! What an inspired, creative and spirit directed life you live. Love’s blessings this holiday season and in the coming year.

  288. I always enjoy your light, images & words & your creations are simply gorgeous.

    Merry Christmas!

  289. Your Christmas tree is beautiful. I hope you and your family had a very merry Christmas.

  290. Such a generous and wonderful offering. I so enjoy visiting your world through your lens. All the best in the coming year.

  291. ….and a happy new year!

  292. Gorgeous necklace! Your work showcases such a creative mix of color and nature.

  293. Jillian,
    I just wanted to leave a short thank you; your beautiful words and stunning photos inspire me every day to live a life that holds more connection with nature and the people close to me. I check your blog each morning as part of my daily routine and am thrilled when a new post appears. As a 23 year old, I am constantly curating my life to be exactly how I want it – thank you for being one of my inspirations!

  294. Love your spirit and heartfelt gratitude, and so looking forward to more inspiring words in 2106.

  295. I’ve been trying forever and day to buy a piece from you and always seem to get there just in time for everything to be sold out. I just want to thank you for sharing your life with all of us. I check your blog just about everyday to see your beautiful work – jewelry, photos and scribbles. You are an inspiration. Happy holidays and happy new year to you and yours!

  296. Thanks for the daily inspiration + beauty. You are one woman that I look up to… and it’s quite obvious that I’m not the only one! Happy holidays to you and your family!

  297. Hey Babe! All these things are beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and you family. I have so much to tell you, calling today after a stupid dentist appointment. Looks like you are getting out a bunch in your lovely country. Hope I am not too late.
    Love and Hugs and Happy New Year to come!

  298. your work is gorgeous and inspiring…

  299. your feathered christmas tree is lovely!! and so are you. xo

  300. HouseThatCrowBuilt says:

    Bend and not break! Love this sentiment! If only the jewelers saw blade that I was using would’ve heeded this I would not have that little saw blade lodged in my middle finger right now! Thank you for all of your beautiful words and photos that brighten my day every time I visit.

  301. Oh. I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

  302. emmanuelle says:

    God bless you and your little human and furry family. May 2016 brings you joy and inner peace. Thank you for sharing all these little bits of nature and hope xxx

  303. Hello Jillian,
    I wrote a comment on Dec. 24 or so and somehow it never made it to you..sending loving wishes from Thailand..what a gift your words and thoughts are.

  304. Jennifer Johnson-Fong says:

    Jillian, hope you had a lovely holiday and I wish you a wonderful year of the monkey! Thank you for your wonderful blog and beautiful photos. Take care, Jennifer

  305. Tracy Anderson says:

    I adore the necklace…so inspired!

  306. Joyeux Noel Mon Petite Patisserie…
    I’ve been a winner over & over & over again every time I claim one of your gifted creations…but I noticed you had 299 comments & thought I just might make it to that “300!”
    but it also gives me the moment to stop, and tune into you, your writing & your photos then smile & press post knowing I leave your space a happier, fuller & more loved sister. You are always in my heart, XO

  307. Love your beautiful words about our Savior! LOVE your tree! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  308. I really enjoy your blog and the photos that you take. You are fortunate to live in such a beautiful area of the country. Happy New Year!

  309. Oh how I love your musings, stories and pictures. You are the truest Wild Child that I ‘know’. Thank you for being so generous with everything you share with us. …and your Christmas tree is divine. Truly. Here’s to a wild and wonderful 2016 for the Plume Clan!

  310. How beautiful, true and honest. Hope you’re having wonderful and joyful holidays! Reading your blog puts me in such a creative and hopeful mood. Thank you!

  311. I love your work, photography, your words, and your connection with mother earth. Living down the road in Kimberly your photography draws me, knowing the places you share with everyone. May 2016 bring you new adventures.

  312. Blessings to you and yours, Jillian, for the holidays and throughout 2016!

  313. This of yours is an anchor to the wild. The freedom and light, creation and connection all radiate from your core and commentary. Your images fly me over your land. Sending you and yours peace and love as you leave one year and enter another. Thank you! XO

  314. Mary McDaniel says:

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas week celebrating the Savior!

  315. Alex Layton says:

    Your traveling is such an inspiration and a dream of mine. I look forward to each of your Instagram posts and I love these necklaces! Happy Holidays!
    – Alex

  316. Kim Hendricks says:

    I love all the work you do, thank you for your wonderful posts and writings. If you ever get around to it, a coffee table book (I’m positive that’s what they call them) with your photos and written captions would be amazing. I would purchase that in a heartbeat to browse and read with a hot cup of coffee and a furry four legger with me.

  317. Hope you had a beautiful Christmas and wishing you a very happy New Year! The necklace is wonderful, but just checking in and finding this post is a gift in itself. I am truly inspired by your words and images, to be out there in the wild that I love so much. So Thank YOU dear one, from the Kootenay mountains of B.C.

  318. ah! your tree is fantastic and wild. Happiest holidays. It’s always a pleasure catching up here.

  319. Melissa Kadlick says:

    Love your blog and Instagram. Your pictures are breathtaking. So nice of you to have a giveaway. I go on your site and always seem to miss your shows and pieces for sale. I would love an opportunity to get some pieces to add to my jewellery collection. Any of yours would be such conversation pieces and a beautiful addition to any outfit. Xo

  320. Stunning! A very happy holidays to you and yours. And wonderful wishes for the year to come!

  321. Beautiful piece, Jillian.
    All the best to you both for the new year.

  322. Hannah Gilbert says:

    Merry Christmas ans a very Happy New Year! I love your blog! 🙂 xx

  323. Good morning lovely one. I just want to leave my comment to tell you how much I admire you and your heart. You are a true artist because it radiates how much you love to create beautiful pieces that mean something. I have only been able to purchase one item from you, a pair of lovely silver earrings – they are my favorite piece of jewelry and they truly mean something to me when I wear them (which is nearly every day :-)). You truly have a beautiful soul <3

  324. Happy holiday. I’m really enjoying your blog, I went to Uni in Idaho, so it’s lovely to see the PNW again.

  325. This is stunning – along with your words. I love to read from your little corner of the internet when I am in search of creative inspiration. Much love. JJ

  326. Not too late! Happiest holidays and New Year Jillian!!

  327. impossible d’acheter sur le shop et pourtant j’aimerais faire partie des supporters, en attendant un merci pour ces fenetres de vie si libres et mes meilleurs souhaits pour la nouvelle année de France.
    with best wishes et des bises

  328. It’s not too late to hope for a win, is it? I’ll try! It’s a beautiful necklace – the mix of metal and fiery neon color is startling in the very best way.

  329. Very nice blog…just found it today!

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