I've been hinting at a project I've been working on for quite a while and I'm finally ready to show you what I've been doing out at the band saw. (besides acquiring band-aids on my fingers)
This is an idea that had been in my sketchbook for quite a while. It was inspired by my children who love to bring me impossibly tiny flowers when we're out walking. I wanted to be able to honor these sweet offerings and I imagined them being carried as we went on our adventures, so I decided to make wearable vases.
Each wood piece has been cut, carved, and sanded (hours of sanding!) and then fitted with a tiny glass vial. A few drops of water or some damp floral foam makes it a happy place for freshly-plucked green things but I think it will serve equally well for holding tiny feathers, twigs, and leaves or maybe an air plant or something. They hang from an adjustable leather cord in dark brown.
I've put a few of these in my new big cartel shop (see the "shop" tab at the top of the blog) at an introductory price. (blog readers get first dibs, yay!) They, along with some other new work, will be in that shop until Monday at which point they will move over to my Etsy shop, at regular price. If you're so inclined, I'd love it if you'd pop in and have a look.
Some other goodies in the new shop today.
Wool moss brooches
Wool and oak moss brooch
Sporophytes and walnut necklace
I made myself a vase necklace too out of a spectacular piece of walnut that I gathered with my dad in Illinois. I'll show pics soon. Now where is spring? I need to gather flowers! (under our 12 new inches of snow I presume)
Have a great weekend, everybody.