Friday, February 18, 2011

Spring Field Collection

I have made these necklaces for women who like to kick off their shoes and feel the grass between their toes, for women who are country girls at heart, who are sure of thier roots and wear their hearts on their sleeves.

Spring Field Collection, Allium, Grasses and Crocus & Grass
Spring Field Collection, Cari-Jane Hakes 2011


"I was inspired by the silhouette of grasses and flowers against the sky that I see when I walk along the coast here in France. I have frozen the sway of their dance in the wind in slate blue and snowy white enamel. I then carefully made 25 tiny sterling silver rivets and slowly attached 13 silver leaves that are forged so they look like they are lifting slightly, as if caught in the breeze. I have used leaf skeletons to imprint the silver and have then patinated the surface to bring out this amazing texture."

In the  Etsy hybridhandmade shop now.

4 comments:

  1. "for women who like to kick off their shoes and feel the grass between their toes, for women who are country girls at heart, who are sure of thier roots and wear their hearts on their sleeves."......that's me :)

    I'm thinking about commissioning you for jewellry for my wedding. I need a brooch for the dress, necklace and maybe something for my wrist. I was thinking originally of a vintage cameo style brooch, but it's proving hard to find. There is a lot of delicate lace/beadwork on the dress....so would have to make sure it worked together ok...

    It just seems like such a good opportunity to buy some of your pieces.

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  2. Andrea - obviously would be completely honoured to make something for you for your special day. I actually tried to leave a comment on your blog yesterday afternoon about your wedding dress but after I typed it all out the server was down!! But I loved all your words. I had a bit of 'crusting' on my dress and it def. made THAT noise. Drop me a mail carijanehakes (at) rocketmail.com ... in the meantime I'm already dreaming about cameos...

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  3. Thank you Flora - I'm very much enjoying yours too!

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