Wednesday

Flowers... Crystals... Silver...


During the summer I try to keep fresh cut flowers in our little shop... So many are blooming now it is hard to choose...

I had just finished creating a few new pair of earrings and thought what better background with the late afternoon light...





I loved the silhouette of the berries on the sprigs of feathery asparagus.... and the delicate hues and shapes...





The Crows kindly left me a feather
to display my earrings in a row....




The flowers are all perennials or self-seeded annuals... they have expanded in their beds and become established and now don't need much care... except for the pleasure of picking them...

I always hoped for this ...

Flowers in the bouquet include...Yellow Lily, Galardia, Scotch Thistle, Hosta, Pink Mallow, Black Eyed Susan, Calendula, and Bachelors' Buttons.




approx. length of earrings 2¼" on Sterling Silver shepherd hooks.... $35.00 pr ... more designs on my web album...

Available... if interested in DESIDERATUM Art Jewelry, please contact me, Thank-You.

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17 comments:

Ruth said...

When your post opened, the wild array of color made my heart skip. You always hoped for this . . I understand that. If I walked into your shop (thankfully you let me like this) my heart would just melt, and I'd go over to those earrings and think, 'I would like to wear a pair of these when I'm tan and dressed up to go out for a summer dinner on a terrace.'

So the displays you show us here, you use in the shop? The feather 'rack' is just perfect for those earrings.

laura said...

I wish I had flowers like those--I want to paint them!! For a year or two there was a woman who grew and sold bunches of wildflowers--I miss her!
You are so ingenious in the way you display your earrings! To say nothing of the earrings themselves ... I may be contacting you (again!!)

Sharon said...

Wow! This post is so uplifting. Really beautiful from every perspective! A nice way to start the morning. Thanks!

Anet said...

The prefect bouquet! How lovely to have these growing in your yard ready to cut and arrange.
I really like the crow's feather with the earrings displayed on it. Very cool! I love the crystals, they have energy!
These are fantastic Gwen!!!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Well for the moment, Ruth, I display them this way but soon the bouquet will need to be replaced... then I'll put them on little cards on a display stand... and then the next new ones can have a place of honour.

Ruth, if you saw the way we look most of the time 'round here when we are in work mode or even not in work mode, you would know that very casual is how we are.

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Laura, I would love to see your delicate watercolors of some of our colourful blooms.. That would be very special!!

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Thanks Sharon and Anet, I am so happy that most of the flowers grew that I planted... and to make a living from creating things I feel so lucky every day!!!

mansuetude said...

beautiful way you arrange the flowers. I love that you care for them and then they care for you; open to your desire; your appreciative eye. Its nice here. Not to mention the handcraft.

Bill Evertson said...

Beautiful and thoughtful way to display your art. Your inspirations form the display.

VioletSky said...

One extravagance I allow myself is fresh flowers. They are so uplifting. Not having a garden to look out on, I find it soothing making my arrangements.

Marie Alton said...

Totally beautiful...the flowers and jewellery. Always amazed at your uncanny ablility to mix things to make such visual delights!

Robyn said...

There's something so peaceful, soothing..spiritual about your posts. The "casualness" about your life all adds to it. The earings are just perfect.

rivergardenstudio said...

What a beautiful post, your vases of flowers are so bright and cheerful, and your jewelry so beautifully displayed. I especially love the earrings on the crow feather! Roxanne

Gwen Buchanan said...

Sanna, Flowers are so perfect to treat yourself to... so many colors for so many moods... Besides they make you smile!!!


Roxanne, As much as I wish for it, I think these crow feathers are the closest I am going to come to having a pet crow...


Thank you, Robyn, time passes so quickly I just wish to cherish every moment...

Gwen Buchanan said...

mansuetude, I never thought of it that way.. you are right!! the flowers are caring for me!!! Thank you!


Marie, I know you love gardens and tend them faithfully... They must be giving back to you now...

Thanks Bill, I somehow felt the two connected...

Sandy said...

Oh these are all gorgeous!!!! Love each and every one of them.

denise said...

Oh, lovely. I might forward this post to my husband...hint, hint. ;) He always comments that he doesn't know what catches my eye, or what I like...

I love having flowers in my yard -they are wonderful for both the eyes and spirit. Enliven us all.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Denise, I get the feeling that you live a lovely gentle creative life in flow with nature. I think being able to enjoy and appreciate the bounty of nature in all its forms is what life is about... Thank you.

Kathy McCreedy said...

Once again, Gwen, your talent blows me away. Your flowers are spectacular, the jewelry... tres belle! But what I REALLY love is the idea of using the crow's feather to display your earrings!!! :D