Inspira – Autumn in Ontario

I wanted to share something special today that I’ve been working very hard on, and that I’m very proud of. Inspired by the absolutely stunning Autumn we had here in Ontario I wanted to create Inspira jewellery inspired by the colours and beauty of Fall. I had used real lava in my Inspira Kiluea bracelet and I was intrigued by trying to find a way to include real leaves in my jewellery. After *much* experimentation and many, many piles of Fail, I created a technique for preserving leaves perfectly in silver frames – and here are the results =o)

6 Leaf ‘medallions’, perserved and encased in silver plated, nickel-free frames, coated in jewellers grade resin for protection and shine. The bracelet is finished with powerful, easy, silver magnets and a silver leaf.

This necklace has 3 leaf medallions joined with silver rings, on a silver chain with magnet clasps.

I also created a series of pendants, with a single silver leaf detail hanging from the bottom.

And earrings =o)

These beautiful autumn keepsake pieces will be available at my upcoming show next month. After the show is done I will put some up on my Etsy site; I’ve been preserving leaves while I can so I’ll be able to produce a few more over the winter. In the spring I’ll try the same technique I’ve developed on leaves and flower petals, I can’t wait !

  7 comments for “Inspira – Autumn in Ontario

  1. October 31, 2010 at 1:53 am

    Amazing, beautiful, lovely! I don’t have enough English words…I wish I could say in Finnish! I just love these beauties! Silver and atumn colours are great together and your work and idea is perfect!
    Autumn wishes from Crete Teje

  2. Liminal
    October 31, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Wow! Very beautiful and creative!!!

  3. Eva
    October 31, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Those look great!

  4. Jane S.
    September 25, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    What beautiful jewelry! Wish I lived close enough to be able to just drop by your show…will be looking forward to when it appears on Etsy.

  5. October 23, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    They turned out beautiful! Those colors are meant to be preserved!

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