Part of the Calendarium series in which I make a piece every month dyed with whatever I find outside at that time.
Arise! What was hidden shall manifest.
Celebrating the stirring upward and outward energies of Spring, this necklace was dyed with ivy leaves for the yellowish background and then printed (the India Flint way), roots, earth and all with Jack-by-the-hedge, Herb-Robert and eucalyptus leaves blown over the hedge from my neighbour's tree. The result is a mottled beige with light green and flecks of brown and grey (hard to photograph but clearer in person).
The red embroidery carries matte black beads while the green strand is decorated with shiny golden ones. The chain has two small garnets on each side.
This is going in the shop now and is probably the last update before the holidays. I'll be back on the 15 April and will start making again then.