Greetings my ferns! As promised, here is the second preview of my upcoming Mossflower Collection. Bowls of green have been overflowing on my bench for weeks now, clusters of prehnite at every turn. After diligently working on this series during every spare moment and stolen second, I have another preview of my latest batch of pieces to share with you.
I set my hand to a few more earring designs. Two pairs of drop earrings with detailed leaf print and little faceted prehnite stone dewdrops swinging low from the ears, like early leaves caught in the breeze.
And here is another iteration of the earrings I shared last time. Four pairs of earrings with my greenest prehnite daintily balanced in the middle of a hammered branch.
There will be two Sprout Cuffs, as well. The front of the cuffs feature young ferns delicately unfurling. They are shooting up from prehnite foundations through sterling silver pebbles and with a twisted vine border. On the undersides of the cuffs, I have inscribed the word “explicare,” which is Latin for “unfurl” or “unfold.” A constant hidden reminder to splay branches and take in the light, to reach into open space with conviction.
There will also be four necklaces in this design on adjustable chains with the same message on the back of the pendant. Gentle encouragement to rest against the chest.
I have made a few simple necklaces for those who wish to carry a bit of subtle springtime. Leafy prehnite set with a twisted vine border and a sterling silver leaf to swing merrily below.
Movement is a big part of this collection. I have tried to incorporate a gentle sway, as that of a branch in the breeze, wherever I could. And these two pair of simple drop earrings utilize that movement. Intricately sawn ferns swing below small prehnite rondelles, faceted to catch the light.
So many of you requested for me to revisit designs from last year’s collection, and so I have! Here are five large prehnite pendants, each uniquely rendered. Some have leaf-printed serrated bezels, others have hammered branch borders. There are sterling silver pebbles strewn about, hand- twisted vines, botanical windows sawn out of the backs of the pendant to let the light through, and new leaves delicately wrapping themselves about the stones.
And then there are rings. Of course there are rings. I chose three of my favorite unique prehnite stones from my collection for these three. They are set in undulating scalloped bezels with hand twisted vine accents. They are set atop wide bands with botanical silhouettes encircling the finger. Rings made for digging hands into earth or plucking fruit from the vine.
(Left to Right in US Sizes: 7.75, 8, 8.25)
Keep in mind that since they are on wide bands, they will fit a bit snugly. It is recommended to size up about 1/2 a size.)
In the next preview there will be an embarrassment of riches as far as rings are concerned. I have 4 or 5 other ring designs I am working on, so if you have size requests, shout them out in the comments!
Stay tuned for a shop update date announcement. I am hoping to have everything complete within the next couple of weeks, which would mean an end of May shop update. Fingers and branches crossed all goes smoothly.
Tell me in the comments which design from this batch is your favorite, I would love to know!