Sunday, August 2, 2009

Gardens + Studio II





A few more examples of the "Knot Bracelets" series (new working title...too clever?) The pale, greenish yellow jade is NOT strung on leather or linen but rather, jade beads alternate with embossed Thai silver tubes (with round beads in between to act as ball bearings) on sturdy Accuflex wire.

A collection of rutilated quartz lozenges in different muted, natural colors, is captured on knotted multiple strands of natural leather. I couldn't quite match this one with a plant or flower image this time around! However, for me it is reminiscent of a creek bed or the tide's edge when water darkens the stones to bring out lots of soft colors.

And finally, soft natural rose quartz beads in several different shapes on knotted pink leather with a kissing cousin of rose and cream quartz beads captured on knotted brown leather. For me, these soft pinks with just a touch of contrast provided by the dyed leather, reminded me of some of the pink flowers I've enjoyed in the garden the past few weeks.

These pieces, and a few others in this series, will soon be available in my Etsy shop, just in case you're interested in a closer look!

7 comments:

askcherlock said...

What artful designs you create. I love the inspiration from nature you use and how it shows in the beauty of your jewelry. Truly, you are an artist.

Ori said...

You are very full of idea. Really like how you juxtapose your creations and the natures.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Karen: They are all gorgeous!

randomcreative said...

Beautiful! I especially love the jade. :)

Nothinglikeit said...

wonderful! I love those lilies and you've captured them perfectly!

WillOaks Studio said...

Thanks so much for all your comments and kind remarks!! I really appreciate any feedback and thank you for dropping by!!

Clara said...

I just love the bracelet you compared to a creek bed. All your work is beautiful, but this one really caught my eye. The colors and casual look of the leather is just perfect.

I just love your blog. I always come by to look at your pictures from the garden and your jewelry. I've really been enjoying the lily pictures.

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