Since I don’t have a lot to report on in the art world (the coats of varnish on my tables continue…) I’ve decided to report on one of my many other loves this week: SPARKLIES!
Recently I’ve noticed that there seems to be a trend in fashion incorporating symbols and patterns from nature into fabrics and jewellery. I’m a huge fan of this trend; leaf patterns in rings, peacock feathers in necklaces and shirts, owl accessories… I have a huge appreciation for jewelry that pays attention to detail and shows off nature. Here are some of my favorites:
The flowers on this ring are absolutely gorgeous and the detail carries through the locket to the band.
Silicon petals give the flower depth while the brass banding, reminiscent of a fence, really brings out the turquoise.
This design is very simplistic but beautiful to look at. The metal has been manipulated in a way to look very natural, like branches of a tree.
The intent to mimic nature here is very clear. The idea of branches wrapped around a diamond is wonderful!
A feather wrapped around the finger makes a delicate ring.
Looking to nature for inspiration makes sense. There are repeating patterns everywhere you look, from petals on flowers to ripples in a lake, to spots on a leopard. When these patterns are used with clothing and accessories worn on the body it makes them seem more natural, as if they belong there.
I had originally intended on making this post about nature in fashion and jewellery in general but quickly discovered after looking through my boards on Pinterest that I have way too many items to talk about in one post! This will definitely be a subject I return to in the future.