21.8.10

Late Summer

colours of the season II.
setting seeddon't go yet
gather and holdtempered time
bittersweetfirst blackberries

Late summer in England. The time when the intense palette of June and July is tempered. The colours mellow and fade as if bleached by the sun and grow a little rusty around the edges. The brights of flowers give way to a complex blend of reds and purples as berries begin to ripen. The first fallen leaves make a haunting rustling sound when the wind sweeps them along the pavements. There's a chill and a nostalgia in the air.

The six necklaces in this collection were dyed with Japanese indigo and dyer's coreopsis that I harvested from my balcony garden. The indigo leaves were used fresh as well as boiled to give a variety of colours while the coreopsis provided the touch of rust. The necklaces are all intricately smocked and beaded and several feature a small beaded toggle that closes their chain. As always, chain lengths can be altered on request.

The necklaces will be in the shop on Tuesday.
Thank you for reading and if you like please tell me what the current season is like where you are.

17 comments:

Elizabeth Rimmer said...

The pictures you put up are so lovely; I really enjoy seeing how you work.

Patricia G said...

Very happy to have stumble upon your blog today. I have seen and admired your textile jewellery in the past. I'm very interested to read and see your dyeing techniques too. Many thanks for sharing.

Julie Shackson said...

These are absolutely beautiful; lovely to find your blog! Julie

Liane said...

man, just gorgeous. your work is getting more and more beautiful. i'm envious of your ability to work with dyes in such a focussed way. it is so clear how much you love them.

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

This is just beyond beautiful.

Caitlin said...

SO pretty, and they look great against the leaves and little gifts from the trees.

Here in Ontario we are having a bit of chilly rainy weather. Summer is definitely winding down. It was great while it lasted.

Also thank you for sharing the story of all the work that goes into your pieces. I think people appreciate it that much more, knowing how much love and dedication went into making them.

Thanks
Caitlin

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

your displays are so organic, the art melting in with the natural, hm, way of things. i am amazed at what you achieve. really, really nice.
and well. since i'm across the channel in belgium, i totally dig your description of wonderful, autumnal september. i mean, you described it nostalgically accurate! and am loving it just as much.

Mona said...

Amazing!Everything's lovely; the pictures, the arrangement and not least, your necklaces! Sigh...

Anu said...

Those pictures are absolutely beautiful as are the necklaces.

d4design said...

what beautiful things you create eva! brilliant! its a treat and so very inspiring! keep sharing the awesomeness!
sonal

fuliane said...

First blackberries is No. 1!!!

dandelionlady said...

your work is just so enchanting. I'm dreaming of the day that I am successful enough at my own creative business to be able to afford one of your pieces! Until then I will have to be satisfied with the lovely cool weather we're having here in central Michigan.

nicole said...

Gorgeous as usual.

The hint of an autumn chill is also in the air here in Canada. I love this time of year, and all the burnished colours that it brings.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Beautiful photos and work :o)

Carolyn

tastykaeru said...

Beautiful as always, Eva... 'first blackberries' is my absolute favourite :)

... up here in Scotland the leaves are looking very tired and ready to fall, with the first hints of gold and scarlet on Sycamores and Horse Chestnuts, and there is a chill on the morning air presaging scarves and mittens!

kaite said...

i've just spent a delightful halfhour exporing your work and i am speechless by it, which is something for me.
here in Bathurst, Australia, we are just coming into Spring...the daffodils, magnolias and grevilleas are flowering. a time of joy!

Edera Jewelry said...

Your designs are so lovely--I've admired them for quite awhile, and was happy to stumble across your blog the other day :) I love how you've styled these photos, with the bits of nature around them!
xo,
Ivy