Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Flowers on the brain!

It's that time of year when all I can think about is, "what will my garden look like this year?"
The weather has been warm and rainy (the worms in my garden are being very productive) and spring flowers and trees are blossoming. I've got a lot of ideas for my gardens this year. A. LOT. but we'll get to that later.
The one flower I NEEDED to plant last year were dahlias. They are my all time favorite flower. I grew some successfully last year and it seems they survived the winter. I brought cut dahlias into my studio and once they dried I just couldn't throw them away. The color was still so pretty!
So....I decided to use them in my jewelry. They can live on!
I made some rings and some reliquary stud earrings (which I just added to my Etsy shop) using these dried dahlia petals. They are precious.
Now you can take the garden with you where ever you go!

ps-the flowers in the photos are the actual ones used in the earrings