This week, the Oldies but Goodies Challenge over at the Jewelry Artisans Community was "Seeds and Nuts". The entries were simply amazing!
From Cat at Cat's Wire, we were treated to examples from her felting period and I really looking forward to more felting from Cat. Look at these gorgeous, yet playful earrings!
Michelle over at My Bigou Life gave us these sweet hoops earrings that featured amethyst beads wrapped on sterling silver wire. They remind me of peas in a pod.
Then she WOWed us with this beautiful wire woven Petosky stone pendant with little fossils embedded in the stone. Michelle said that the fossils reminded her of the spiky seeds that attach themselves to our socks. That they do, but without the annoyance factor of those darn stickers. This is one gorgeous pendant, Michelle!
Irith of Riorita Jewelry wasn't sure that her offerings fit the theme, but there was no doubt in my mind that they did and more.
I love this necklace with little silver flowers and it's no stretch to imagine the seeds that those little flowers might make.
And, then Irith went from dainty to big and bold with this beautiful ring. That wonderful stone makes me think of rich and delicious hazel nuts.
And, lastly there were my submissions.
This pendant features a butterfly hovering near a flower. The wing is real (found on a sidewalk) and the body is made from the seed of a wild native grass that grows in my area.
Chipmunks love sunflower seeds and this hand painted pendant tries to capture the moment when a little chippy found one of its favorite foods and chowed down while perched on a picket fence.
Thank you for checking out this week's Oldies but Goodies Challenge - I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!