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A Wisp, a Husk, a Thistle

thistledown
a wisp, a husk, a thistle

thistle necklace

Quiet, brittle things,
ghosts of previous seasons,
bleached and blackened by winter,
forgotten bearers of memories.

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The thistle is planned to be one of a series of designs to do with fruit and seeds. I imagine dry seedpods but also decadent pomegranates out of a Baroque vanitas. We'll see how it all goes...

23 comments:

Tania Cavenecia Torres said...

The frayed ends look so delicate and soft you just want to reach out and touch them. Wonderful inspiration, I look forward to seeing the rest in the series : )

natalie said...

how beautifully you have transmuted inspiration into art, I cannot wait to see more!

Summer said...

Looks like a good start!

simple things said...

This is one of the most beautiful pieces of jewellery I have ever seen! Wow!!

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing a glimpse of this in a photo before Christmas. It's perfect.

Tuija from Finland

Uschi said...

Eva, this is an amazing and wonderful piece of jewellery.
The very spirit of the plant itself.
Superbe!!!!!!

Anna said...

Simply stunning. I've just discovered you and I'm saving my pennies. Looks like I'll have to be quick though!

Anonymous said...

don´t know if a jewellery ever moved something in me this much. nature is the greatest artist and now looking at Your work is making me loose the words. thank You for doing this.
Ruu, from F-land

Leslie said...

Oh my! Your jewelry is breathtaking!

anne said...

I think that it's more and more beautiful, you progress, you have a them, a technic, and the ideas develope on this canvas.Like Monet, you work on a them for going ahead!

Mona said...

I just read the comments above, and I agree with them all! Looking eagerly forward to see more of your fruits and seeds!

la môme poison said...

oh yessss... looking forward to see more ! sounds wonderful !

winnsome said...

i'm in love with smocking at the moment i'm reading a book on fabric manipulation and can't put it down....
:)

Amy Prior said...

I really like your blog and have passed on a ’stylish blog’ award to you :-)

kit said...

these are extraordinarily beautiful!

Ella said...

absolutely adorable! must get myself one of these....

Perpetua said...

Beautiful beautiful---I get such inspiration from your work.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

So fine, so delicate

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

Seeing this start, looks like it's going to go fabulously. I'm looking forward to watching you develop this theme!
Hugs
Catherine

dorie said...

how delicate these are, so fragile...

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Lovely work!!

Jenny Lee Fowler said...

splendid. as ever.

Archivia said...

amazingly beautiful. I think I'm getting addicted to your work!

Can't wait to see the others in this series.