I wrote a little last year about wildflowers and this necklace is definitely for a 'Wildflower Woman'...so here's some words on the sentiment.
‘I’ve always felt like a wildflowers child. A sort of freedom that comes from a lack of rules, or maybe it’s just that I don’t like to be told what to do. I thrive in places that might seem chaotic to some, and absolutely wither in places where there’s not enough space and quiet to bloom. I prefer my existence untethered to garden trellis or horticultural premise, and rather like the seasonal pull of water, wind, fire, and sunshine. I need sunlight, but not too much. I need wind, but just a little. I need autonomy in a field of equally beautiful blooms and buds. It’s not that I think I’m special. It’s more that I’d like to believe that I have a say in where and when and how I show up. I’d like to know that my beauty and the way I choose to show it is actually part of a common goal among a great field of many kinds of wildflowers. And that’s actually how the science of wildflowers work. Did you know that lupines actually improve the soil around them, fixing nitrogen as a family from the pea, thereby making other wildflowers in tandem grow bigger, better, stronger-rooted? Did you know that blooming wildflowers living in proximity are actually excited to have eachother by having attracted pollinators to a multitude of blooms from a diverse field aplenty rather than just one type or one color? So, if a wildflower can manifest growth and strength, facilitate diversity and mutual benefit, supply the bees with exactly what they need for their future, and also ensure the future of another year with a field just absolutely bursting with independence, isn’t it safe to say we can do the same? I’d hate to think we couldn’t. That the lupines know something we don’t. But the thing is, I think we DO know. We just don’t always listen. A wildflowers child. Here to learn and grow and be a little bit of that vast field, in tandem, together, for the better. With liberty and justice for all.’
Necklace is comprised of 3 strands of antique beads, some African and some old red white-heart glass beads I got at a pawn shop a long time ago. I've strung these with the best of intentions, a little whimsy, and a lot of sass! All charms are handmade in my studio, some with just a few simple punches for lines and dots. My signature is on the backside of this flower pendant, and entire piece is gathered with sterling bead caps and chain. Necklace hangs with adjustments from 17-20" long.
OOAK for Summer 2023!