My mind is on gardening so much these days.
Orion and I are in the back yard (the poor three-summer-ignored backyard)
for hours at a time,
digging and talking and having our own version of fun,
both of us introverts at some level.
We are quiet there there just as much as we are boisterous.
I have never had my own garden before where I started seeds in the actual dirt:
I've previously bought hearty seedlings.
This new adventure feels much more intimate
and a little more...attached.
I've practically given each tender green shoot a name, a problem of mine since childhood:
it's a miracle I eat anything with this humanizing streak I have long been on.
I wanted to build jewelry that echoes this squiggly
beautiful journey of a young seedling
and after experimenting with a few different materials I found the perfect
gauge of shining sterling and perfect stones
for a valentine.
These Seedling Earrings capture the fresh new sprouts
and the rain and the flowering and the season.
My signature draped chain
and dots of gemstone color
infuse this pair with lots of movement
and organic grace.
A carved mother-of-pearl pikake flower
indicates that the next chapter of the growth process
These will kiss your shoulder and your neck
and remind you that everything strives to grow and
stretch into its most realized form.
May you find yours just as the tender shoots do in the rich soil of my garden.
later this afternoon.