Friday, 9 September 2011

Nature Table Series



We've been going for walks. Short walks, because one of us has quite short legs, but we've been bringing back Treasures and Precious Things: pinecones, seedpods, acorns, berries. It's good when treasure is free.

The shapes were so lovely that I began to make necklaces and earrings inspired by the little ones' nature table.


I thought it might be nice to make a second little silver bucket to put some tiny finds in.



Then I heard I'd been accepted to have a virtual table at Poppytalk Handmade's new Mix Tape Market.

Cue some excited dancing about, and some more Making and some Etsying and then some Forgetting to Eat My Lunch. My hair is a bonkers fright wig, but that's because I've been Busy.



The result is the Nature Table Series - a collection of silver things for Autumn.



The Mix Tape Market starts on Monday (12th). There will be lots of beautiful handmade goods so do pop over to Poppytalk Handmade and have a look - there's a link just over there in my sidebar.

38 comments:

Pomona said...

I know the bonkers fright wig feeling - and I have a party to go to this weekend! Paper bag anyone? Your Nature Table collection is beautiful - really exquisite work.

Pomona x

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

Just gorgeous, hope the online market goes really well for you. Pods, seedheads, leaves, they are all inspiring me as well. xx

Toffeeapple said...

Oh, it is all just so perfect! You are clever, I want all of it on my table. I shall go and have a look at your link, thanks!

A mermaids purse said...

so very beautiful- love your silver creations ;0)

dottycookie said...

Oh my goodness. Absolutely adorable!

I'd challenge you to a silver conker match but that might be going a bit far ;-)

Calico Kate said...

Very beautiful. Good luck with the fair.
CKx

marigold jam said...

Beautiful - good luck with the online market!

Su said...

They are all lovely. Hope the virtual market goes well.

millefeuilles said...

Good luck Emma with the online market.

Your work is divine. I've always had a thing about silver and here where everything natural is transformed into silver it is quite simply a dream come true.

Stephanie

Floss said...

Congratulations on the market! I adore the owl and the acorn - this is a lovely addition to your work. My little bird is still going strong...

driftwood said...

truly gorgeous, I've been collecting blackberry treasures, yours will be longer lasting x

Annie said...

These look wonderful

Twiggy said...

I've had my hair cut shorter and it is still a bonkers fright wig :) Honestly, Emma your makes are sooooo beautiful. Clever lady.
twiggy x

small catalogue said...

Congratulations! Adore the nature inspired pieces.

Lola Nova said...

Oh my good gravy those are gorgeous!
I am utterly smitten with the little bucket! I'm going to count my pennies and visit your shop.
And a big congratulations!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Beautiful work, as always Emma! :)
Vivienne x

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- Congratulations Emma -- that's fantastic! Very well deserved too -- Love your new fall designs!

Menopausalmusing said...

What a lovely way of theming a collecton - that little acorn is exquisite!

Kali said...

am so loving your nature inspired pieces, and the bucket is to die for!
so pleased to hear about the market...all the best!
Kali x

dragonfly said...

I want one of each. They are simply stunning.

Country Girl said...

Wonderful designs, I especially love the acorn, so sweet!

Rachel said...

What great news. I hope it goes really well!

Tabiboo said...

Is that a rosehip I spy?

What a perfectly wonderful idea - even more so in the Autumn.

Here's to bonkers hair - mine is all if a tizz and frizz at the moment. Thank goodness for ballet buns!

Nina x

Helen Philipps said...

These are really beautiful, Emma. You have captured the natural shapes so perfectly in silver, they really are treasures. Good luck with the online market... I'm sure you will do very well with this delightful collection.
Helen x

periwinkle said...

Really gorgeous Emma, good luck with your new venture too x

by Teresa said...

Emma.. from another jewelry maker.. I say BRAVO on your new nature series!! I am dying to make a little bucket like yours.. in copper. How did you make that?
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Gina said...

These are all gorgeous Emma. My favourite is the sycamore seed necklace though.

Tania said...

Oh, all round YAY FOR YOU, E! Greatly deserved (and deserving of a Nice Remembered Lunch).

Kel said...

Hi, I was in your class on Saturday (mine was all the sea-inspired stuff plus the acorn and the oak leaf). So nice to find your blog and see your own practice. Love the nature table stuff - that's right up my alley. Oh, and thanks so much for the supplier list; I've already ordered some clay, mesh, sanding pads and a wire brush. W00t!

French Knots said...

You are so talented, your nature table collection is charming and just right to celebrate the changing season.

Thrifty Household said...

I love the autumn collection...only one problem- too much lovely tempting silveriness

Cathy at PotterJotter said...

These Autumny things are just to die for. I absolutely love them.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

So glad to have discovered your lovely blog! Your jewellery is beautiful! I remember going on a silversmithing course at West Dean College in the early 90s. I made a ring and a bracelet. I love it!
Isabelle x

The Coffee Lady said...

I keep forgetting to read blogs! And yours has pretty things. Pretty!

Walks. I must do those.

Tara said...

I love this new line, especially the maple keys necklace. Congratulations on being part of Poppytalk. I realized this morning that I hadn't visited here in awhile. I didn't realized I had missed this many posts. I am having a giveaway over at my blog. Pop on over!

julie said...

These are so very perfect Emma, what a super idea for a seasonal collection. I'm always blown away by the detail of your creations - they're really special x

Amy said...

Stephanie's blog today introduced me to you and your work. It's lovely! I am following your blog now!

Richard Chown said...

That bucket looks way fiddly. It takes me ages to make round things line up with flat things. I find it dificult to make a living with fiddly. Cool PMC stuff.