Fiddlehead Ferns:

I am an avid blog reader. One of the blogs that I love to follow is Ruffled. It is a blog for vintage-inspired weddings. I love to see how modern brides are combining colors, textures, DIY projects, etc. I came across a picture of a bride who used fiddlehead ferns in her bouquet and boutonnieres. I loved the graphic nature of them. They have a very modern, simple shape and beautiful colors.

Immediately I began sketching. I wanted to capture their geometry as well as the interesting negative spaces a grouping of them made. I know that a painting is in the future for these guys. My mind also quickly leapt to the jewelry design possibilities. I scanned Etsy to see what others have done with these beauties. I knew that I wanted to make an asymmetrical necklace with a grouping of fiddlehead ferns as a link. I found these gorgeous vintage glass beads from Black Sheep Beads and had to have them.

I used my WigJig Delphi to make the fern shapes from copper wire and paired them with the green beads. Here is the result. This lovely piece will be available in my Etsy store opening in July. 
I’m not finished with this seed of inspiration! Stay tuned to see what’s next.

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  1. This project made me heart go pitter pat. Well done.

  2. wonderful inspiration and wonderful necklace...i love fiddlehead ferns..and thanks for the sweet comment on my vintge floral necklace!

  3. This is a beautiful necklace. I love its simplicity yet profound statement.


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