Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Red Mystery Orchid

About 4 years ago, my jewelry teacher gave out some very unusual and beautiful wedding favors: blooming orchid plants in glass cube containers. I thought that was a lovely idea. The orchid that I was given had a tall, slender appearance and the flowers were a vibrant red shade with yellow veins through each petal.

I have hand forged copies of the wedding favor blossoms, but I have never known the exact name of this eye-catching orchid variety. I suspect that it is a sort of dendrobium, but just to be safe, I've passed along my query to the experts @ Orchid Board. Besides being a wealth of orchid know-how on the web, this forum is overflowing with lovely orchid images that will perhaps be the inspiration for some more of my sterling orchid adornments.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sneak Peek at Upcoming Spring Adornments!

Here's a chance to check out freshly made pieces before they hit Etsy!

< "Bullfinch" Five Piece Enameled Bracelet Set

< "Turkish Delight" Two Piece Enameled Bracelet Set

< "East Indies" Five Piece Enameled Bracelet Set

< "High Tea" Five Piece Enameled Bracelet Set. (sorry for the image quality on some of these! A bit blurry) This is one of two sets . . . this one is a bit more maroon in color, whereas the other set is more pink.

White and Pink Dendrobium Boutonniere-Style Pin. Each orchid is hand-forged in sterling silver and carefully enameled to match the real flower exactly.

I still have a few more sets that are currently being worked on-- check back soon and you'll see them first!