Posts tagged bracelets
New in August!

I can't believe summer is already coming to an end! I have been busily adding jewelry to the website for the past month. Every week I try to add at least two to three items, and in September I will be adding even more including more real flower jewelry from the wildflowers I have found during my walks these past few weeks.

These are the latest creations... Enjoy!

Iris Elm Jewelry Newest Additions: March 2018

It is the last day of March, and I've been thinking spring (though it is mostly wishful thinking at this point as the ground is still coated in snow). I have added some colorful accessories to the website as well as rustic boho style jewelry. The pieces are a mix of beadwork, metalwork, as well as real flower resin earrings and necklace... What could be more spring-like than that?

Iris Inspiration
Purple and White Bearded Iris 'Batik'

Purple and White Bearded Iris 'Batik'

If you hadn't yet guessed, iris is my favorite flower. And like the gorgeous iris photographed above, I have several different varieties planted in my backyard garden.

People have been cultivating the iris for thousands of years. The beautiful showy flowers are available in every color of the rainbow. In fact their name comes from the Greek word for rainbow. The flowers have three upward facing petals as well as three downward sepals. Usually the iris' blooms last for a short three days.

In past cultures, symbolism was assigned to many things and each flower had a meaning. Though it is not something we think of nowadays it is still a lovely thought. The iris symbolized eloquence. And each color had its own meaning with purple irises symbolizing wisdom, white symbolizing purity, yellow symbolizing passion, and the blue iris symbolizing faith and hope.

I designed these iris seed beaded earrings and bracelet based on the purple iris that grows in my backyard: