I designed the hardware for the bridesmaids then took it a step further with a pair of flitting Mariposas.
Springy don't you think? Mismatched though not, the perfect couple.
With about a 2 1/2 in dangle, granted these are for everyone but who wants to be everyone :)
Poppy SerenadeSo I promised the poppies and I wanted to start with the foliage of the Matiliga since those big fried eggs as they are sometimes known have not bloomed yet. Some of you in snowbound areas are starved for the green, I can certainly understand how you would be by now.
I was having fun with design and joinery, hum a few bars and remember the dazzling green.
The stones are moss aquamarine.
* I stood in the morning fog, in the hills today, a light breeze blowing from the coast gently rocking the sycamores, the sounds of the creaking branches was so peaceful I wish I could have bottled it up, tree music, lovely cccccrrrrreeeeeeekkkkk.
K.I.S.S. Matlija ( pronounced matee a ha)
Simplicity is beautiful and I love the forms of the leaves so I copied them in silver.
they dangle 2 3/4 inches the leaves are gently formed like a closing hand.
Now we have the blooms.... Carved Mother of Perl flowers rest on silver textured petals.
The MOP as it's known in the biz has a beautiful luster, and pretty, original elements add more interest and swing.
*sold & soldI had fun trying to figure out how to affix the MOP to the silver, a tidy little adventure in riveting. I invented my own way of riveting and making rivets. I took a class and learned the basics but I was never happy with his style so I made up my own, still I wondered what foolish notion had crossed my mind when I need to rivet 4 things, I only made four rivets, well that was arrogant I thought. Through our mistakes we learn and learn and learn some more, I've "learned" to be grateful for mistakes at times, they can drive you down a whole new path and new adventures to explore, or they will instill in your brain to never do that again.....and so it goes.
PIB short for Poppies in Bloom dangle 2 inches.
I had fun this week, blazing a new trail, a path less traveled, looking for adventure and inspiration, even with long hours in my studio, I wouldn't trade it.
If you are interested in any of this work, drop me a line, I'll check my computer periodically while I work on the brides accessories.
I don't have time to add these to etsy today, I'm aiming to list them tomorrow.
Thanks for visiting!! xoxo Ro