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.